We Offer Custom Crush Services For Discerning Clients

Sugarloaf Crush has been designed from Day 1 with the premier, small-lot producer in mind. From the location in the beautiful Sonoma Valley to the state-of-the-art equipment and technological integration, Sugarloaf has set a new standard in custom crush winemaking.

One Central Locaton

Crush, storage and bottling all under one roof for maximum efficiency

Straightforward Pricing

We promise not to nickel-and-dime our clients for basic wine production

Hospitality Integration

Facility includes event permits for 200 guests and tasting room access

Our Services

The Sugarloaf Crush facility provides a true grape-to-glass pipeline for our clients. With multiple presses, a broad range of small-lot fermentation tanks, on-site barrel storage and bottling, and a tasting room with event permits, we want our clients to feel as though this is their winery, not someone else’s.

Processing

Sugarloaf has set the standard for technological integration in the custom crush space. Beginning with our optical sorter, the wines are then gently moved to one of our fully jacketed, TankNet controlled fermenters via peristaltic pump.

  • 20′ sorting table
  • 100 HL Vaslin-Bucher press
  • 50HL Vaslin-Bucher press
  • 30HL Vaslin-Bucher press (Fall 2018)
  • 10′ table for cluster sorting
  • Vaslin-Bucher Oscillys destemmer
  • WECO Optical Sorter
  • Peristaltic pumps for transferring
  • Air pumps
  • Waukesha pumps for pumpovers
  • Lenticular filters for small lots
  • Crossflow filtration (coming January 2017)
  • Lab with basic wine analysis capabilities

Tanks

  • 3/4 Ton Macro Bins
  • 1-2 Ton Stainless Steel
  • 7-9 Ton “Open” Top Fermenters
  • 12 Ton Fermenters
  • 4 x 1 Ton Open Top Oak Tanks
  • 2 x 40HL Open Top Oak Tanks
  • Concrete Eggs
  • All 75 of our tanks are connected to hot and cold glycol
  • All tanks are TankNet temperature controlled
  • All tanks are connected to positive pressure nitrogen for headspace management

Barrel Storage

Clients benefit from three separate temperature controlled and humidified rooms.  During the aging process, our clients are able to log on to their InnoVintapp and track their lots in near real-time with the capability to input work orders remotely on-the-go.

300+ Barrel Capacity with heating and cooling

200+ Barrel Capacity with heating and cooling

4500+ barrel capacity with cooling

Get in touch

The unique Sugarloaf Crush facility offers additional Client Benefits, Tasting Room space leasing and Private Events. If you are interested in the Sugarloaf Crush Distinction, please fill out the form below to schedule an appointment with our Staff. We’d love for you to stop by.

Your Name
Your Email

Message