VA Filtration USA Offering Memstar Processes And Equipment

VA Filtration USA Offering Memstar Processes And Equipment
VA Filtration USA is currently offering mobile Memstar equipment and services to the US wine industry. The patent pending Memstar process is a unique alcohol reduction system designed for on-site alcohol reduction. The process allows the winemaker complete control over the alcohol reduction process. It is possible to dial in alcohol levels to within 0.1%…

Smoke Taint 2015

Smoke Taint 2015
What is smoke taint and how do I know it is there? The question of smoke taint is coming up a lot these days. Is it in the fruit? Will it affect my wine? How do I remove it? Based on 2008 experience, highly tainted fruit can make some very ashy, astringent, bacony wine (think…

Get rid of brett… gently.

Get rid of brett… gently.
Need to reduce or remove the Brett character in your wine? VA Filtration has the equipment and the experience to treat wines with noticeable 4-EP & 4-EG levels. Gentle processing using our proprietary small-membrane technology, coupled with specific absorptive resin, target and remove these offending characters. Effective on-site treatment and cost effectiveness, are reasons to…

Manganese removal made easy

Manganese removal made easy
In February 2014 Wine Australia issued a warning to wine exporters into China. The warning regarded ‘excessive’ manganese content (>2mg per litre) even though manganese is not a wine additive. The VA Filtration and Memstar group have a long and proud reputation for innovation, helping winemakers deal with what were previously intractable problems such as…

Say goodbye to smoke taint

Say goodbye to smoke taint
This vintage, we are getting reports from winemakers in South Australia and Western Australia especially, who are experiencing higher than usual levels of smoke taint and unsavoury characteristics in their wine. This is a result of compounds from prolonged exposure to bushfire smoke, worn equipment and other contaminants that infiltrate the skin of your grapes.…

Eliminate volatile personality from your wine

Eliminate volatile personality from your wine
Winemaking is a volatile mix of weather conditions, fruit, soil conditions, market influences and of course, chemistry. Removing Volatile Acidity (VA) is something that VA Filtration specialises in. With the benefits of mobile, cost effective, gentle treatment right at your winery, we offer you great value while helping to refine your fine wines. With a…

Don’t Let A Stuck Fermentation Hold You Up

Don’t Let A Stuck Fermentation Hold You Up
If your fermentation is at risk of prematurely slowing or has stopped entirely, don’t despair. VA Filtration’s unique and gentle processes can help restart your ferment or reduce the likelihood of stuck fermentation and ensure that your wine continues to develop character with the least disruption possible. What’s more, with our mobile technology, we can…

Manganese – a solution is available

Manganese – a solution is available
The VA Filtration and Memstar group have a long and proud reputation for innovation, helping winemakers deal with what were previously intractable problems such as excessive VA, alcohol, Brett and smoke taint. Dealing with excess manganese is its latest development. In February, Wine Australia issued a warning to wine exporters to China as a result…