Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages production

Alfa Laval provides a comprehensive range of technologies, solutions and equipment that wine-making companies and distilleries worldwide rely on in their operations. These include extraction, concentration by evaporation, thermovinification and all kinds of heat treatment, cross-flow filtration, stabilization, heating and cooling, and recovery and clarification by centrifugal separation. We also supply solutions for fluid handling, mixing and tank cleaning as well as filling and packaging.

The delicate balance

Producing wine and distilled beverages is often an industrialized process that also involves skilled craftsmanship and the application of a delicate, specialist art – all at the same time. Providing solutions that are equally attractive to all those who contribute to making your product a success takes considerable versatility.

Alfa Laval provides a comprehensive range of technologies, solutions and equipment that enable companies to maintain complete control, to achieve maximum flexibility, scalability and reliability, energy efficiency and uptime, and to post an exceptional return on investment throughout a long equipment service life.

Alfa Laval provides solutions for the wine and grape juice industry that include thermovinification modules, juice extraction plants, continuous tartaric stabilization, evaporation systems for juice concentration, pasteurizers and sterilizers, high-speed centrifuges for clarification and polishing and other equipment. These specialist set-ups are always designed to help boost energy efficiency, as well as to roll back environmental impacts of all kinds.

Alfa Laval covers the entire wine making process from grape juice extraction to specialised waste water solutions. 

  • Heat exchangers of all kinds, for energy-saving thermal transfer
  • Heating/cooling and pasteurization systems
  • Membrane filtration systems
  • Fluid handling equipment
  • Centrifugal separation technologies – including both decanter centrifuges and vertical centrifuges (high speed separators)
  • Systems for mixing liquids and powders
  • Key systems for installing in tanks, including tank cleaning equipment
  • Bag-in-box filling and packaging systems
  • Boilers
  • Specific waste treatment solutions

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Applications

Grape juice extraction with Foodec Decanter

Alfa Laval’s patented Foodec centrifuge process, which replaces traditional pressing and clarification, allows you to go directly from grape reception to fermentation in one single step by extracting high quality must from grape mash with low turbidity.

Wine clarification with Clara separator

Alfa Laval’s comprehensive range of disc stack separators helps you maximise yield with flexible technology engineered to increase yields and reduce product losses. Ease of operation saves you time, and unique features improve energy efficiency while preserving the delicate flavours of wine must, young wine and ready wines.

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