Our Line #1 is a 34 foot fifth wheel trailer that is hauled by a separate tractor. This is our smallest automated line and is designed to fit into tight spaces. It runs at a top speed of 50 bottles per minute and can produce between 1200-1500 cases per eight hour day. Many of our customers enjoy the relaxed pace of this line.
Line #2 is our 53 foot reefer trailer that is hauled by a separate tractor. This is our fastest line and needs a lot of space. It runs at a top speed of 103 bottles per minute and can produce between 2800-3200 cases in an eight hour day. This line requires a good forklift driver because the pace is rapid.
Line 3 retired
This bottling line should have “historic status.” It used to run by a company called “Last Chance Bottling” and has bottled over 3,000,000 cases in her time.
This is the newest line in our fleet. Line #4 is a 48 foot reefer with a state of the art Bertolaso quad block (sparger, filler, corker, screw capper) and a Robino Gallidrino capsule applicator/spinner. This line runs at about 85 bottles per minute and can bottle about 2500-2850 cases in an eight hour day. This line was also designed to bottle 1.5L bottles that are 17” (430 mm) tall with up to 2.36” (60 mm) corks.
The former AT Mobile bottling line is now our Line #5. This is a 53 foot low profile trailer that is hauled by a separate tractor. It runs at 100 bottles per minute and can bottle 2900-3100 cases per eight hour shift. This line has several extras including a case gluer and printer. This line also requires a good forklift driver because it will push out cases quickly.
This line is also known as “The Mini.” It is a 20’ trailer which is hauled by a standard pick-up truck. It was designed mainly to bottle large format bottles but it can bottle 375ml and 750ml formats too. The pace is not very fast however it only takes about 10 minutes to change format sizes. The ideal bottling for this line is small lot, high end wines that have multiple formats (1.5L, 3L, 6L, 9L, 18L.) This line also has a combo capsule applicator/spinner/labeler which is capable of spot labeling (placing a label using a notch or placing a label in relation to a glass or etched element.)
Mobile Cross Flow
We began mobile cross flow in 2008 after an extensive process of determining the best unit to buy for high end wines. The unit we chose is a Pall Oenoflow XL. We chose this unit because it minimizes loss and oxygen pickup, two things that our winemaker customers said would be the most important factors for them when it came to using a crossflow service. Our machine runs anywhere from 10 to 25 gallons per minute and is rated at .2 nominal which makes it perfect for running wine through a .45 sterile filter on the bottling line.