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Testimonials from Winery Customers Who Use Our High Temperature Steam Vapour Machines

See and hear what clients have experienced, using our products. Two different winemakers each present unique perspectives on what our Bacchus cleaning machines do for their winery- and their business. Our client testimonials are presented here for you so that you can get feedback from other winery owners.

Sticks Winery Interview


Sticks Winery discusses their purchase of a Technovap machine. They based their decision to go with Wine Barrel Cleaning on first hand recommendations from wine makers in the United States. The fact that the high pressure, high temperature steam vapour prolonged the life of the oak barrels was a big drawcard. Dealing with a local supplier was also important to them- although price was important- a bigger priority was backup service and availability. They also found the diffuser and steam injection was better because other machines were simply like a spear gun into a barrel. Technovap offered a deeper penetration into the barrel, and the ability to extract more out of the wood.

It's very important to eradicate brettanomyces and tartrates, because they are costly to deal with.

Interview with Winemaker from Centennial Wines


Tony Cosgriff from Centennial Wines speaks about working with and sterilization of barrels. He outlines the value in being able to reach awkward areas in different areas of the winery and production areas. The ability to clean tanks effectively is a bonus. The fact that the process is environmentally friendly. In a comparison with their previous system, Tony notes that the clean from a Technovap machine is far more effective. It goes beyond just taking the residue off the surface- it really gets in and sterilizes them.

Barrels in storage get things removed from them which shouldn't be there- called contaminants. The peace of mind in knowing that this is done so completely, is of high value to a winemaker.

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