Achieving target storage temperature, humidity and energy savings
There are many challenges faced in international wine markets. The following can attribute to an increase in cost of production and can have an impact on the quality of the final product:
These issues contribute to product quality and its market value as well as the loss of wine through the production and maturation process. Collectively affecting operational costs, return on investment and bottom line profit.
The loss of wine (known as Angel’s Share) can be as high as ten percent depending on the conditions in the cellar (temperature and humidity), and the length of time the wine is stored in the barrel. To manage this evaporation loss and to maintain wine quality by minimising the ullage in the barrel, the lost volume is regularly replaced or topped up with wine of similar quality, which adds a significant cost to production.
Climate Wizard Supercool is the latest evolution of the successful Climate Wizard range of indirect evaporative coolers. It achieves even greater cooling capacity by adding a specially designed direct evaporative stage after the indirect heat exchanger.
By using this technique, the very low supply temperatures achieved by the indirect heat exchanger are further cooled with required moisture being added to the supply air. Climate Wizard Supercool’s ability to provide the necessary cooling performance at a very low operating cost is due to the fact that it uses no mechanical compressors or harmful refrigerants. This in turn makes it the natural choice for cooling winery barrel halls.
Performance table for different wine regions – stand alone cooling
Watch the video to discover how Climate Wizard placed total temperature & humidity control into the hands of Barossa Valley Estate to make consistency easier in producing the premium wine they’re famous for.
Widely used by wineries locally and overseas
Climate Wizard has been widely used in the winery sector for many years, being used for climate control in barrel halls as well as tasting rooms, warehouses and bottling facilities.
Some installations include:
|Barossa Bottling Services||Rocland Estates|
|Barossa Valley Estate||Rockford Wines|
|Dave Mullen Wine Agency||Shaw and Smith|
|De Bortoli||Sidewood Winery|
|Geddes Winery||Taylors Wines|
|Hentley Farm||Treasury Wine Estates|
|Illaparra Winery||Kalleske Wines|
|Oakbank Wine Bottle Store||Wine Storage & Logistics|
|Peter Lehmann||Yangarra Estate Vineyard|
|Boschendal Estate||Bosman Wines|
Angove Family Winemakers is a fifth generation family business dedicated to crafting super premium and single vineyard wines from McLaren Vale, together with diverse wines from some of South Australia’s great wine growing regions.
Angove Wines operate over two major South Australian wine regions, with a cellar door in McLaren Vale and a second cellar door along with winery and barrel storage in Renmark.
The barrel hall in Renmark required a climate control solution that would maintain the wine temperature within the barrels, at or near the target storage temperature of 16˚C. The humidity within the hall was to be maintained at a level between 65% and 75%. After researching many different climate control options, Angove found that Climate Wizard was the perfect solution to meet their requirements and soon installed 4x Climate Wizard CW-H15S units.
“Temperature is one of the most important controllable variables in the winemaking process, since installing four Seeley Climate Wizards to control the climate of our new state of the art barrel hall we have seen a significant increase in wine quality. The main benefits are in retention of freshness and importantly in the vibrancy of colour. Our 2018 wines show a significant increase in both these aspects and are some of the best wines we have made. The Climate Wizard has had a measurable impact on wine quality.”
— Richard Angove, Joint Managing Director, Angove Wines
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^The information for the BVE case study has been sourced from customer feedback and Seeley International calculations prepared from product performance data, system design, estimated energy costs (based on current market data) and equipment power usage figures. Results are dependent on system design and client requirements. Target temperatures will experience variations in extreme weather conditions.