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Wine Grape Processing Equipment

The competitive viticulture industry has no time for downtime—especially during crush. Explore this Key lineup of reliable, gentle, field-proven processing equipment for a typical wine grape operation.

Key Technology's solutions for wineries can be utilized separately or configured as an integrated system, include a receiving hopper, cluster sorting table, post-destemmer sorting table with MOG (material other than grape) separating system, and color sorters.  These stainless steel systems help wineries improve their product quality while redirecting labor to other tasks.

Wine Grapes - Accepts Wine Grapes - Rejects


Mechanical Sorting Equipment

Cluster Sorting

Grape Receiving & Inspection Platform (GRIP)

Grape Receiving & Inspection Platform (GRIP)
"With Key’s Grape Receiving and Inspection Platform, we save a driver and a fork lift because we can dump the entire bin at one time." 
- Jean-François Pellet, Winemaker at Pepper Bridge Winery


Uniform Layer of clusters to optimize inspection
Evenly Feeds destemming equipment
Fast Changeover between varietals
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MOG Sorting

Post-Destemmer Sorting Table

Post-Destemmer Sorting Table

“The Crush Pad Equipment from Key Technology helps us produce superior-quality wine.” - Jean-François Pellet, Winemaker at Pepper Bridge Winery

“The stainless steel bed is very easy to sanitize. It takes us maybe two or three minutes at the end of each day to clean it.” Jean-François Pellet, Winemaker at Pepper Bridge Winery

Eliminates Eye Fatigue due to higher frequency
Avoid Clumping—spreads single grapes exiting destemmer
MOG Removal through special screen
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Optical Sorting Equipment

For Large Scale Wineries Sorting > 15 ton/hour

Manta® 2000 Camera / Laser Sorter

Manta® 2000 Camera / Laser Sorter

“We are proud to be the first winery to use Manta.  It is state-of-the-art technology that gives us an added edge in terms of quality.” - Randy Ullom, Winemaster for Jackson Family Wines

“We’ve seen a dramatic difference in MOG levels since we started using Manta.  It’s stunning, actually.” - Ivan Giotenov, Winemaker Director at the Jackson Family Wines

Read a Feature Story on Kendall Jackson’s use of Manta

Watch a Video of Manta 2000 Processing Pinot Noir Grapes
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For Medium Sized Wineries Sorting 6 - 12 ton/hour

Optyx® 6000 Camera / Laser Sorter

Optyx® 6000 Camera / Laser Sorter

• Optyx 6000 is ideal for medium size wineries
• Improve quality of berries being delivered to the fermenter
• Increase throughput by eliminating hand-sorting bottlenecks


View Optyx® 6000 Camera / Laser Sorter Product Information

 

For Small Wineries Sorting < 6 ton/hour

VitiSort® Wine Grape Sorter

"With its MOG shaker and optical sorter combined, VitiSort is very effective at improving the quality of our must. If it's not removed, MOG will release a bitterness - a harsh tannin - to the wine. Removing the non-grape attributes like this will improve the quality of our wine."
- Jean-François Pellet, Winemaker at Pepper Bridge Winery

"The effectiveness of the technology allows us to use machine-picked grapes and put only berries and pure juice into fermentation. It gives us exceptional quality control to end up with a very rich and dense wine that doesn't have the tannin from green stems and leaves."
- Ray McKee, Winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle

View VitiSort® Wine Grape Sorter Product Information


Optyx® 3000 Camera / Laser Sorter

Optyx® 3000 Camera / Laser Sorter

"The sorter (Optyx) from Key had the highest performance in our trials, up to 99% efficiency, running up to 6 metric tons per hour.” - Jakob Feltes, Project Manager at DLR

“The Key sorter is the easiest and quickest to clean of all the sorters and has really been designed for cleaning”.  - Jakob Feltes, Project Manager at DLR

Watch a Video of Optyx 3000 Processing White Grapes
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