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1230 Shiloh Road
Windsor
CA, 95492
United States
Phone
707-836-6840
Fax
(707) 836-6843
Primary
David Douglas

Unparalleled Products and Technical Expertise

Founded as American Tartaric Products, Inc. in 1991, the family owned, professionally managed ATPGroup is a leading supplier of specialty products, fine chemicals and production equipment to the wine, beer, food and pharmaceutical, and industrial markets across North America.


Our strength in the industry is unparalleled. We are the only U.S. producer of Cream of Tartar and the largest supplier of Tartaric Acid and Rochelle Salt in the country. We've grown rapidly to become one of the premiere suppliers to the wine industry, and we're moving towards providing the same level of products and service to the brewing industry.

The ATPGroup is proud to offer a full line of products and services, including chemicals, specialty winemaking and brewing supplies, equipment and technical expertise. Our comprehensive approach has made us an invaluable partner in the field.

To complement ATP's extensive product portfolio, our team is made up of wine and brewing industry veterans, engineers, cellar masters, and product specialists. Our collaborative goal is to help customers find the right solutions and products and ensure they receive them at the right time. With six warehouses across the country, we're never too far from reaching our customers with the tools they need to accomplish their production goals

Download our 2016 Product Catalog

Our Products & Services


The ATPGroup is a premiere supplier to wine makers, juice processors and brewers across North America. We help our customers gain greater control and increase consistency in all aspects of production.

We offer a full line of processing aids, cellar supplies, mobile services and equipment because our team of industry veterans understands the many environmental and processing variables our customers face, from to harvesting to bottling and all of the steps in between.

To complement our product line, the ATPGroup's expert staff members are dedicated to the needs of today's wine maker and juice processor. Between engineers, product specialists, cellar masters and more, we offer collective industry experience of over 200 years. We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our offerings.

We offer a complete line of Winery and Juice production products;

1. Basic Cellar Chemicals  - Citric acid, DE, Bentonite, Tartaric acid, etc.

2. Specialty Products  - Enzymes, Yeasts, Nutrients, Bacteria, Tannins and consulting services.

3. Equipment  -Micro-Oxygenation, Laboratory Equipment, Presses and Crusher/Destemmers, Filtration Equipment including Cross flow, pressure leaf, plate & frame and Rotovacs, Centrifuges, and Bottling Equipment, as well as expert service for everything we sell.

The ATPGroup is very proud to be an industry leader and we value every relationship.

Please call us for more information, we pride ourselves on our ability to serve customers both large and small and we hope to talk to you soon.

 

Download our 2016 Product Catalog 

The TMCI Padovan cross flow filtration system is extremely expandable and ATP has many units placed through out the West Coast. Our 5 year membrane warranty is second to none and we have many satified customers.
New for 2009, ATP is now the US representative for Sietal Centrifuges in the wine industry. Several installations on the West Coast and several more coming soon. If you are considering a centrifuge please let us know, Seital is a highly specialized company that only produces centrifuges. They have many units already here in the US in other industries and are very well known outside the US. If you thought there were only one or two major players in this market , please take a look at Seital. They have proven themselves head to head against the competition in documented trials here on the west coast.
Siprem International produces two very unique pressing systems, one of which is the Vacuum Press (VS series). By using vacuum instead of pressure the resulting effect is an extremely gentle press with yields similar to a conventional pneumatic press and quality similar or even better than a basket press. The second unique system from Siprem International is the Continuous Membrane Press (PCM series) which is not shown. This system is based around a pneumatic membrane pressing technology but it is continuous and the larger units are capable of running at up to 50 tons per hour...continuously!
The Siprem PCM 400 press can press continuously at 50 tons per hour, think about it...thats a whole lot of grapes! But it is gentle like your current air press.
We have mobile services too. Cross flow filtration and Lees filtration. Please let us know your needs. Our rates are good! Call Craig Garbo at 707-975-2583 for a quote.
ATP: Wine & Juice
ATP: Wine & Juice
ATP is a premiere supplier to wine makers and juice processors across North America. We help our customers gain greater control and increase consistency in all aspects of production. We offer a full line of processing aids, cellar supplies, mobile services and equipment because we understand the many environmental and processing variables our customers face, from choosing the right grape to harvesting and bottling and all of the steps in between.
Bio-Cool PDO: Sustainably Based, Ecologically Friendly Alternative to Glycol

Bio-Cool Inhibited Propanediol(PDO) is the next generation of renewable heat transfer fluid solutions. This fully-formulated propylene glycol replacement product is manufactured from a 100% renewable biobased stock source. This production method results in a significant reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and non-renewable energy consumption during the manufacturing process over conventionally made propylene glycol.  Recent studies have shown the savings during the manufactuing process to be 40% or more versus traditional oil-based proplyene glycol.  The GREEN technology benefits of this product include use of a renewable/sustainable product, significant reduction in GHG during production lowering the carbon footprint, as well as potential LEED innovation credits.  It is nontoxic and approved for food contact applications.  The physical properties of the Bio-Cool PDO also offer significant in-system advantages over traditional propylene glycol (PG).  For example, even with superior heat transfer capabilities, Bio-Chill has a viscosity profile which is much lower than that of PG.  This means less stress on pumps and transfer systems, which lower the amount of maintenance and repairs necessary, as well as lowering energy use during chilling.  These factors contributed toBio-Cool Inhibited Propanediol earning the BioPreferred® designation from the USDA. Bio-Chill PDO is also compatible with existing PG filled systems as a ‘top-off’ product.

Properties:

  • Low acute oral toxicity

  • Suitable for use in applications where food or beverage contact could occur

  • pH of solution (50% glycol): 9.4

Directions for Use:

Recommended operating temperature range of -50°F to 275°F when mixed with appropriate water concentrations.


News Archive


WineLab Touch: Simple, Reliable, Comprehensive Analysis of Juice & Wine
10 March, 2017

Introducing the next innovation in juice and wine analysis: WineLab Touch by CDR, exclusively distributed by ATPGroup.  See it in action in our booth at WiVi!

This intuitive, comprehensive system is easy to use, reliable, offers fast turn-around of analysis and requires no specialized training to operate. Thanks to the temperature controlled cuvette ports results are accurate and consistent. The pre-measured, factory calibrated analysis cuvettes come ready to use, there is no need for generating standard curves or other complicated calibration procedures. Just follow the on-screen, step by step pictographic instructions and have results in minutes! The WineLab Touch kit also comes with the necessary micropipettors, so there is no need for any additional labware. Results are stored in the device memory and printed using the integrated printer. They can also be exported to a USB drive or computer. 

The WineLab Touch can perform tests for multiple different analytes (one test per cuvette). Tests include all basic wine chemical analysis such as T.A., pH, SO2, VA, and Alcohol, as well as advanced tests such as Total Phenolic Index, Anthocyanins, YAN, RS, L-MA, Acetaldehyde, Copper and Glycerol. In all, 25 tests are currently available. The system also allows for the addition of new analyses currently under development by CDR’s research team. These new analyses can be added to the WineLab Touch via easy to apply software updates.

For more information contact your ATPGroup Enological Products Specialist, email winelab@atpgroup.com or visit www.atpgroup.com.


Dynamos High Solids Cross Flow wins 2017 IQ Innovation Award!
26 February, 2017

Dynamos High Solids Cross Flow

The ATPGroup will be showcasing some of our pioneering, patented technologies at the Wine Business IQ show at Charles Krug Winery on March 2 including the 2017 IQ Innovation Award Winning Dynamos High-Solids Cross FlowCome and visit us in 338 in the Trials Tent to check out some of the latest innovations:

Dynamos High-Solids Cross Flow by TMCI Padovan: This award winning patented system allows for the recovery of high-quality juice and wine from lees, float tops, cross-flow retentate and more, concentrating to 80%+ solids. The Dynamos eliminates the need for diatomaceous earth in high solids processing while ensuring minimal oxygen and temperature pickup.  The quality of the filtrate makes blending into the source wines seamless reducing losses and maximizing yield. Available in sizes ranging from 1m2to 80m2+, there is a Dynamos model to meet your winemaking needs!

EVO1000 by Parsec: This state-of-the-art system offers fully automated or manual in-line adjustment of dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide in wines without the risk of ‘blowing off’ delicate aromatics. The available integrated sensors ensure your desired DO/CO2levels are achieved, automatically adjusting dosage and flow rates for maximum efficiency and reliability. This unit provides the best protection for your wines while loading and unloading tankers, transferring wines in the winery and allows for the most precise adjustment of gasses in solution on the way to the bottling line.

WineLab Touch by CdR: This compact lab instrument is the only system on the market which allows for quick, accurate measurement of 30+ different wine and juice parameters from basic wine chemistry including VA, TA, pH etc. through more complex analyses including total phenolics. Featuring on-screen instructions and pre-measured analysis cuvettes the WineLab Touch gives any winemaker or lab technician quick, easy and cost effective results. Come by the booth where we will be demonstrating how quick and easy the system is.


Pioneering Patented Technologies to the Wine Industry
13 January, 2017

At the ATPGroup we bring pioneering, patented technologies to the wine industry in North America. Come and visit us in Booth J1 under the big ATPGroup banner at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento to check out some of the latest innovations:

EVO1000 by Parsec: This state-of-the-art system offers fully automated or manual in-line adjustment of dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide in wines without the risk of ‘blowing off’ delicate aromatics. The available integrated sensors ensure your desired DO/CO2 levels are achieved, automatically adjusting dosage and flow rates for maximum efficiency and reliability. This unit provides the best protection for your wines while loading and unloading tankers, transferring wines in the winery and allows for the most precise adjustment of gasses in solution on the way to the bottling line.

EVO1000

 

WineLab Touch by CdR: This compact lab instrument is the only system on the market which allows for quick, accurate measurement of 30+ different wine and juice parameters from basic wine chemistry including VA, TA, pH etc. through more complex analyses including total phenolics. Featuring on-screen instructions and pre-measured analysis cuvettes the WineLab Touch gives any winemaker or lab technician quick, easy and cost effective results. Come by the booth where we will be demonstrating how quick and easy the system is.

Winelab Touch

 

Dynamos High-Solids Cross Flow by TMCI Padovan: This patented system allows for the recovery of high-quality juice and wine from lees, float tops, cross-flow retentate and more, concentrating to 80%+ solids. The Dynamos eliminates the need for diatomaceous earth in high solids processing while ensuring minimal oxygen and temperature pickup.  The quality of the filtrate makes blending into the source wines seamless reducing losses and maximizing yield. Available in sizes ranging from 1m2 to 80m2+, the fully automated Dynamos “D5” 5m2 unit will be on display at the UWGS.

Dynamos D20

 

Nitor SMART Cross Flow by TMCI Padovan: The SMART series takes the proven technology of the full-sized Nitor XL cross flow systems and with the SMART80 80m2 unit, on display at the UWGS, packs it into the smallest footprint/m2 crossflow available. Featuring a unique ‘scavenger’ system the SMART filters offer high throughputs with along with the lowest losses of any competitive system. Forming the core of the ATPGroup Mobile Filtration Services fleet for the past three years these filters are reliable, robust, flexible and operator-friendly. 

Smart80

 

 


Post-Fermentation Tannins, Oak and MOx in Red and White Wines: Adding Value with Style, Smoothness and Structure
05 December, 2016

Wineries facing increasing pressure to reduce costs while maintaining quality continue to discover the value of using oak alternatives including tannins, chips and staves along with a program of Micro-Oxygenation during ageing. The state of the art Parsec Micro-Oxygenation systems are programmed to use continual feedback and self-calibration to accurately dose oxygen by mass, not volume. This ensures that your wine receives the precise amount of oxygen needed. These systems are available for wineries large and small, with options ranging from single output portable units through complete cellar PC network controlled automated systems. Heinrich Oak Alternatives are available in French or American Oak in toasted or untoasted options as powder, chips or tank staves to enhance the character and complexity of your wines.   

 

Tannins for use in finished wines offer winemakers the opportunity to improve texture and structure, mask green characteristics, improve aromatic complexity and recapture freshness. ATPGroup has you covered with our high quality cost effective custom range of grape derived, oak derived and blended maturation and finishing tannins. 

 

In red wines select the Tani-Structure or Tani-Complete to build mouthfeel for longer aging independently or in conjunction with micro-oxygenation. The Querca-Tan Rouge, Querca-Tan UT, Tani-Grape and Cherry Tan are excellent options to smooth out gaps and fine tune the palate. For aromatic complexity our Querca-Tan VN and Querca-Tan MK offer profiles of rich spicy and sweet oak. 

 

Tannins can also play a beneficial role in finished white wines due to their high anti-oxidant properties.  Low doses of our Querca-Tan Blanc or Querca-Tan UT help keep whites fresh, maintaining bright vibrant flavours and aromatics especially when stored in tank. Properly applied, tannins used in finished whites can even help reduce the overall levels of sulfur dioxide required!

 

ATPGroup’s team of experienced winemakers and enologists is always available to help design a custom program of oak alternatives, tannins and micro-oxygenation to fit your winemaking style and budget.

Contact one of our offices or your Technical Representative today for more information or trial samples!  Windsor CA office: (707) 836-6840, Paso Robles office: (805) 237-1223 or visitwww.atpgroup.com.

ATPGroup will be in at the 2017 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Booth “J1” in the main exhibit hall under the ATPGroup Banner.

 


Bio-Chill: environmentally friendly bio-based heat transfer fluid solution
18 November, 2016

Now available exclusively from the ATPGroup, Bio-Cool Inhibited Propanediol (PDO) is the next generation of renewable heat transfer fluid solutions. This fully-formulated propylene glycol replacement product is manufactured from a 100% renewable biobased stock source. This production method results in a significant reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and non-renewable energy consumption during the manufacturing process over conventionally made propylene glycol.  Recent studies have shown the savings during the manufactuing process to be 40% or more versus traditional oil-based proplyene glycol. The GREEN technology benefits of this product include use of a renewable/sustainable product, significant reduction in GHG during production lowering the carbon footprint, as well as potential LEED innovation credits. It is nontoxic and approved for food contact applications. The physical properties of the Bio-Cool PDO also offer significant in-system advantages over traditional propylene glycol (PG). For example, even with superior heat transfer capabilities, Bio-Chill has a viscosity profile which is much lower than that of PG. This means less stress on pumps and transfer systems, which lower the amount of maintenance and repairs necessary, as well as lowering energy use during chilling.  These factors contributed to Bio-Cool Inhibited Propanediol earning the BioPreferred® designation from the USDA.Bio-Chill PDO is also compatible with existing PG filled systems as a ‘top-off’ product.

For more information on this revolutionary new environmentally friendly and efficient heat transfer solution contact one of the ATPGroup Wine Industry offices in Windsor or Paso Robles CA, visit our website www.atpgroup.com, or contact your ATPGroup sales representative.


Comprehensive Solutions for Successful Malolactic Fermentations
24 October, 2016

The ATPGroup is proud to offer our comprehensive solution packages for successful malolactic fermentations.

Start with selecting from our range of highly effective Malo Plus freeze-dried cultures, which are an easy to use and cost effective solution. Our unique production method introduces stress factors at key times to ensure the maximum possible level of activity upon inoculation into wine. With high alcohol tolerant and low pH tolerant strains our Malo Plus and Malo Plus HA bacteria can cover all of your MLF conditions. For those looking for the aromatics and mouthfeel of moderate levels of diacetyl we offer our Malo D, and for increased complexity we have a multi-strain version, Malo Multi. 

Next, combine the strength of the Malo Plus range with our new Malo Detox and Malo NutriBact ML nutrients in the best strategy for effective completion of your MLF. Used before inoculation of the ML culture, the Malo Detox reduces toxins naturally present following primary fermentation. The unique formulation of Malo Detox also reduces the populations of other competing microorganisms, paving the way for the best possible environment for your Malo culture. Just before inoculation consider our new Malo NutriBact. Specially formulated of natural yeast derivatives and micronutrients, Malo Nutribact will promote fast, complete MLF especially in wines with high levels of stress factors.

Contact one of our Wine Industry offices in Windsor, California (707-836-6840) or Paso Robles (805-237-1223), visit our website at www.atpgroup.com or check in with your Winemaking Technical Representative for more info!


Siprem Vacuum Press Versus the Well Known Basket Press
04 October, 2016

The ATPGroup and Siprem International have some interesting news about presses…….

If you thought that a basket press was the most gentle system available for high quality reds, you might be surprised by the following information.

 Over the past few harvests, ATPGroup conducted trials using the Siprem International Vacuum Press system.

The trials were designed to test the performance of a 50 hectoliter Siprem Vacuum Press versus well known basket pressed….including the very expensive ones!

In each trial we divided the pomace from single large tanks after fermentation evenly between the Siprem Vacuum press and the available basket press.

The yields (including free run) were as expected, with the Siprem Vacuum Press yielding 12 - 15% more volume (including free run).

 

Nothing unusual there, as yields on bladder presses are generally expected to be higher than basket presses in nearly every situation, but that’s 20+ gallons per ton better than the basket press.

We then had an independent lab analyze the phenolic profile of the two samples;

The sample from the Siprem Vacuum press showed data that was as good as the basket press results in each and every one of the analyses.

Moreover for the Total Phenols the Siprem numbers were significantly lower than the basket press.

 


So with 12-15% higher yields from the Siprem Vacuum press and with wine quality at least as good as the basket press we hope you consider the Siprem system for your new press requirements.

 

These units are specifically targeted to wineries requiring Ultra Gentle processing and offer the added benefit of processing whites and reds, possibly reducing the need for separate systems for handling both.

All Siprem Vacuum presses are also available with inert gas systems and with gas recovery systems.

If you are interested in talking further with us about these systems please contact us;

 

Craig Garbo (Northern CA, OR and WA)

707-975-2583 craig@americantartaric.com

 

Rob Schuberg (CA Central Valley and Central Coast)

209-810-3948  rob@americantartaric.com

 

 

We will also be happy to provide details of the US and international references for these systems.


Siprem Air and Vacuum Presses Available For Immediate Delivery!!!
25 April, 2016

Take Advantage of Symposium Pricing with Siprem and ATPGroup!


In the tradition of being a superior supplier of wine processing equipment to the industry, ATPGroup is offering Wine Syposium pricing as we look to make room in our warehouse for next years models! Currently available are:

 

Siprem PA 14hL automated press-
      -Able to press 1-1.5 tons whole cluster, or up to 3 tons fermented reds
      -Raised elements on wheels
      -Axial feed optional
      -Intelligent operation design

 

Siprem VS 35hL automated VACUUM press-
      -Able to press 3.5 tons whole cluster or up to 10 tons fermented reds
      -Press works under vacuum, allowing you the volumes of an air press with the quality of a basket press
      -
Intelligent automated operating system
      -Hopper included

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS IN ATPGroup's EXTENSIVE LINE, CONTACT

 

ROB SCHUBERG AT (209) 810-3948


Take Advantage of Symposium Pricing as ATPGroup Makes Room for 2016 Equipment!!!
28 March, 2016

In the tradition of being a superior supplier of wine processing equipment to the industry, ATPGroup is offering Wine Syposium pricing as we look to make room in our warehouse for next years models! Currently available are:

 

Siprem PA 14hL automated press-
      -Able to press 1-1.5 tons whole cluster, or up to 3 tons fermented reds
      -Raised elements on wheels
      -Axial feed optional
      -Intelligent operation design

Siprem VS 35hL automated VACUUM press-
      -Able to press 3.5 tons whole cluster or up to 10 tons fermented reds
      -Press works under vacuum, allowing you the volumes of an air press with the quality of a basket press
      -
Intelligent automated operating system

      -Hopper included


Seital 401 Centrifuge Separator-
       -Flow rates up to 6500GPH
       -Fully automated operation and CIP
       -Rotary brush strainer and hydrocyclone included
       -Skid-mounted design, with no placing into concrete!



FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY OF THESE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS IN ATPGroup's EXTENSIVE LINE, CONTACT

ROB SCHUBERG AT (209) 810-3948


       
 


Save Time, Money, and Tank Space with Floatation Instead of Cold Settling!!!
01 February, 2016

Save time, money and tank space with floatation instead of cold settling!

By using a pump and pressure chamber to raise the pressure of the juice, and then releasing it to atmosphere, microscopic gas bubbles (either inert gas of choice, or atmospheric air via Venturi) are produced, which lift the solids of the must to the surface. Solids can then be either removed with a vacuum skimmer on our continuous system, or racked from the top of the clean juice, which sinks to the bottom of the tank on our batch system. Clarity of juice can be manipulated by speed of pump or resonance time. 

Either way, the clean juice is immediately ready for fermentation, as opposed to wasting time and energy costs waiting for solids to precipitate to the bottom of a cold tank. Solids generated are processed the same way that the winery would typically handle them: lees filter, rotovac, or the fantastic Dynamos High-Solids Crosssflow from Padovan.


Bottom Line: Energy Savings, Time Savings, Headache Savings!!!

 

 

Contact one of our Wine Industry offices in Windsor, California (707-836-6840) or Paso Robles (805-237-1223).


High Solids DYNAMOS Crossflow is Now a Realization!
08 December, 2015

The Padovan Dynamos high solids crossflow continues to amaze. Capable of filtering your most difficult products, including products loaded with carbon, bentonite, and PVPP, the machine is a workhorse that is a necessary addition to any high-end winery or custom crush facility that requires added value to finished product.


Able to handle anything that you would typically send to your rotovac, DE plate-and-frame, DM, or even down the drain, this machine is capable of taking product that would be usually be dropped down a tier due to poor quality and raising it up and being blended back in to the original blend. Using a high-end ceramic filter media, we are able to do STERILE FILTRATION on solids above 80%!!! The filtrate could, itself, be sent straight to bottling.


Antithetical to any normal filtration, the unit actually prefers higher solids content, and the ROI on these machines is much quicker than much of the equipment in your winery already. It truly is a revolution and most certainly the filter of the future. Give us a call today to discuss a trial or to answer any of your questions!

 

Contact Rob Schuberg

(209) 810-3948 or rob@americantartaric.com.


High Solids DYNAMOS Crossflow is Now a Realization! Move Towards the Best Brand in the Business, and Get the True Value of Your Wine!
23 November, 2015

The Padovan Dynamos high solids crossflow continues to amaze. Capable of filtering your most difficult products, including products loaded with carbon, bentonite, and PVPP, the machine is a workhorse that is a necessary addition to any high-end winery or custom crush facility that requires added value to finished product.


Able to handle anything that you would typically send to your rotovac, DE plate-and-frame, DM, or even down the drain, this machine is capable of taking product that would be usually be dropped down a tier due to poor quality and raising it up and being blended back in to the original blend. Using a high-end ceramic filter media, we are able to do STERILE FILTRATION on solids above 80%!!! The filtrate could, itself, be sent straight to bottling.


Antithetical to any normal filtration, the unit actually prefers higher solids content, and the ROI on these machines is much quicker than much of the equipment in your winery already. It truly is a revolution and most certainly the filter of the future. Give us a call today to discuss a trial or to answer any of your questions!

 

Contact Rob Schuberg

(209) 810-3948 or rob@americantartaric.com.


ATP's Fermentation Tannins: Adding Value to Red and White Wine Programs!!!
26 October, 2015

 

Fermentation tannins are an integral part of any quality wine production strategy. In red ferments ATP’sColor-Tan helps stabilize color and promotes a broader, smoother tannin profile. In conjunction with ourTani-Grape it also can help build structure in lots where nature forces picks before full maturity. ATP also offersColor-Tan NT, specifically formulated for reds produced usingflash détente. In vintages with mildew, botrytis and other molds the applications ofColor-Tan in reds orGallic-Tan in whites are parts of effective laccase management strategies. ATP’s fermentation tannins are available as quick-dissolving powders, with theColor-Tan andColor-TanNT also available as liquids for ease of application. As with all of ATP’s specialty enology products we are confident you will find our tannins the best combination of quality and value available. Contact one of our Wine Industry offices in Windsor, California (707-836-6840) or Paso Robles (805-237-1223) or your Fermentation Sciences Specialist for more info!

Contact one of our Wine Industry offices in Windsor, California (707-836-6840) or Paso Robles (805-237-1223) or your Technical Representative for more info!


Need a Small Press for Harvest? We've Got You Covered!
17 August, 2015

 Still looking for a small press this close to harvest and time running out? We have your solution! We still have one ,14hL new press on our floor that we are ready to move immediately! Pre-programmed press cycles that can be altered or amended to fit your specific press programs as well, and a hopper too, should you require. Manufactured by the number one press supplier in Italy with a fantastic reputation, the Siprem line of crush pad equipment is second-to-none! 


Ready for immediate delivery from our warehouse in California, with local support and spare parts. For more information, please contact Rob Schuberg at (209) 810-3948, orrob@americantartaric.com.

 

 

 

 
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ViNiLiQUID!! Healthy Yeast = Healthy Wine
23 June, 2015

completely natural and highly effective fermentation activator made to benefit from both soluble & insoluble parts of degraded autolyzed yeasts. The soluble part contains a pool of amino acids, supplying the yeast with an abundance of available organic Nitrogen. The insoluble yeast hulls improve the nitrogen supplement efficiency.

* 100% Pumpable and homogenous, ready to inject manually or via automatized systems

* Absolutely NO inhalation hazard

* Viability of strong & healthy daughter cells, drastically eliminating the chance for stuck fermentations

* Fermentations complete over 40% faster than yeast alone


Contact our office at (707) 836-6840


ATP is Proud to Introduce the Seital Line of Centrifuge Separators!
12 May, 2015

In the tradition of being a superior supplier of wine processing equipment to the industry, ATP is proud to introduce the SPX Seital line of centrifuges. In addition to producing product of the highest quality, these units have many benefits, including:

·    Excellent clarification efficiency with low oxygen pickup

·    Units are skid mounted

·    Simple maintenance protocols

·    On-line monitoring

·    Low operation cost due to low energy consumption

·    High speed bowl gives excellent clarification efficiency

·    Unique bowl seal that needs no nitrogen blanket

·    Several hundred units in operation in the U.S.

·    Full Stops

         Also, these units come in many different sizes, from the small production facilities to large, as opposed to being left with only a few sizes that may not meet your needs! We have hundereds of units installed worldwide and would be happy to provide references upon request. Give us a call today to answer all of your questions!

 

Windsor Office: (707) 836-6840


ViNiLiQUID!! Healthy Yeast = Healthy Wine
27 April, 2015

completely natural and highly effective fermentation activator made to benefit from both soluble & insoluble parts of degraded autolyzed yeasts. The soluble part contains a pool of amino acids, supplying the yeast with an abundance of available organic Nitrogen. The insoluble yeast hulls improve the nitrogen supplement efficiency.

* 100% Pumpable and homogenous, ready to inject manually or via automatized systems

* Absolutely NO inhalation hazard

* Viability of strong & healthy daughter cells, drastically eliminating the chance for stuck fermentations

* Fermentations complete over 40% faster than yeast alone


Contact our office at (707) 836-6840


Make the Clear Decision - Switch to 100% Cellulose BecoPads from Begerow!
16 March, 2015

Make the move that intelligent winemakers throughout the industry already have: switch from your old standard DE filter sheets to the innovative BecoPad. BECOPADS ARE 100% CELLULOSE, meaning there is no DE to impart off-flavors, savings on water to flush the pads prior to filtration, and 100% biodegradeable! You can literally place them right into your compost piles.

 

Along with this, their cellulose composition allows for 30% MORE THROUGHPUT, AND 90% LESS DRIP, so you preserve your valuable wine while extending cycle times. They can also be backwashed and have no color absorption. People that make the switch simply do not go back to what they were using before! And BecoPads are made in 13 different grades, from 5 to 0.1 miccrons.

 

Make the clear decision and move to BecoPads today!

 

 

 

 


Time to replace your bladders in your presses?
16 February, 2015

Replace this year with Bartlett Membranes! Bartlett 2015 bag is even stronger than last year because of their new material. Barlett is an Australian company that specializes in one thing, and one thing only: fabrics. So you know that they know their stuff when it comes to material strength and durability.

Bartlett membranes have been proven in studies to be stronger than other OEM bladders as well as after-market membranes. The unique Eurythane material along with a newer, stronger weave, provides reliable presses year after year. In fact, Bartlett membranes are guaranteed for 3 years! Along with that reliability, each bag is supplied with a patch kit and a DVD showing how to mend any small holes that may come along. This combined with the second-to-none service from ATP and Bartlett makes the decision to go Bartlett easier than ever before.

We have measurements for nearly every membrane in the market, and if we don't, we can have a representaive out quickly to get them measured. Membranes are carried in-stock in our Paso Robles and Windsor warehouses, so supplying you on the spot is quick and painless.

Call today to place your order for this year!

Windsor Office: (707) 836-6840


Spring'Finer - All Natural Non, GMO, and Non-Allergenic Fining Agent
19 January, 2015

ATP is proud to present a cutting edge development in wine fining:  Spring’Finer by our Yeast partner, Fermentis.  Spring’Finer is an all natural, non-GMO, non-allergenic fining agent derived from specially selectedsaccharomyces cerevisiae yeast.  The unique process developed for this product isolates and preserves the natively occurring high molecular weight proteins which are highly effective in clarification, precipitation of the most astringent and bitter tannins and removing oxidizable polyphenols.  This range of application makes it a perfect choice for fining juice and red or white finished wines as a replacement for casein, albumin and other proteins requiring allergen labelling.  It is a totally soluble, easy to use micro-granulated fining agent requiring no pre-treatment other than dissolving in water prior to use.  After fining, the lees resulting from Spring’Finer use are thick and compact, reducing wine losses at racking.  

For more information on this unique, revolutionary fining agent please contact one of ATP’s offices or your Technical Representative.


Post-Fermentation Tannins in Red and White Wines: Adding Value with Style, Smoothness and Structure
05 January, 2015

Tannins for use in finished wines offer winemakers the opportunity to improve texture and structure, mask green characteristics, improve aromatic complexity and recapture freshness. ATP has you covered with our high quality cost effective custom range of grape derived, oak derived and blended maturation and finishing tannins. 

In red wines select the Tani-Structure or Tani-Complete to build mouthfeel for longer aging independently or in conjunction with micro-oxygenation. The Querca-Tan Rouge, Querca-Tan UT, Tani-Grape and Cherry Tan are excellent options to smooth out gaps and fine tune the palate. For aromatic complexity our Querca-Tan VN and Querca-Tan MK offer profiles of rich spicy and sweet oak. 

Tannins can also play a beneficial role in finished white wines due to their high anti-oxidant properties. Very low doses of our Querca-Tan Blanc or Querca-Tan UT help keep whites fresh, maintaining bright vibrant flavours and aromatics especially when stored in tank. Properly applied, tannins used in finished whites can even help reduce the overall levels of sulfur dioxide required!

Contact one of our offices or your Fermentation Sciences specialist today for more information or trial samples! Windsor CA office: (707) 836-6840, Paso Robles office: (805) 237-1223.


Switch to BecoPad Filter Sheets for Your Wallet and Your Wine!
05 December, 2014

Make the move that intelligent winemakers throughout the industry already have: switch from your old standard DE filter sheets to the innovative BecoPad. BECOPADS ARE 100% CELLULOSE, meaning there is no DE to impart off-flavors, savings on water to flush the pads prior to filtration, and 100% biodegradeable! You can literally place them right into your compost piles.

 

Along with this, their cellulose composition allows for 30% MORE THROUGHPUT, AND 90% LESS DRIP, so you preserve your valuable wine while extending cycle times. They can also be backwashed and have no color absorption. People that make the switch simply do not go back to what they were using before! And BecoPads are made in 13 different grades, from 5 to 0.1 miccrons.

Make the clear decision and move to BecoPads today!

Contact Rob Schuberg

(209) 810-3948 or rob@americantartaric.com.


Replace Your Lost Press Membranes for Next Year with Bartlett Today!
23 November, 2014

Time to replace your bladders in your presses? Replace this year with Bartlett Membranes! Bartlett 2014 bag is even stronger than last year because of their new material. Barlett is an Australian company that specializes in one thing, and one thing only: fabrics. So you know that they know their stuff when it comes to material strength and durability.


Bartlett membranes have been proven in studies to be stronger than other OEM bladders as well as after-market membranes. The unique Eurythane material along with a newer, stronger weave, provides reliable presses year after year. In fact, Bartlett membranes are guaranteed for 3 years! Along with that reliability, each bag is supplied with a patch kit and a DVD showing how to mend any small holes that may come along. This combined with the second-to-none service from ATP and Bartlett makes the decision to go Bartlett easier than ever before.


We have measurements for nearly every membrane in the market, and if we don't, we can have a representaive out quickly to get them measured. Membranes are carried in-stock in our Paso Robles and Windsor warehouses, so supplying you on the spot is quick and painless.

For pricing or to have your questions answered, call your representative today, or click on the button below!


ATP’s Fermentation Tannins: Adding value to red and white wine programs
27 October, 2014

Fermentation tannins are an integral part of any quality wine production strategy. In red ferments ATP’sColor-Tan helps stabilize color and promotes a broader, smoother tannin profile. In conjunction with ourTani-Grape it also can help build structure in lots where nature forces picks before full maturity. ATP also offersColor-Tan NT, specifically formulated for reds produced usingflash détente. In vintages with mildew, botrytis and other molds the applications ofColor-Tan in reds orGallic-Tan in whites are parts of effective laccase management strategies. ATP’s fermentation tannins are available as quick-dissolving powders, with theColor-Tan andColor-TanNT also available as liquids for ease of application. As with all of ATP’s specialty enology products we are confident you will find our tannins the best combination of quality and value available. Contact one of our Wine Industry offices in Windsor, California (707-836-6840) or Paso Robles (805-237-1223) or your Fermentation Sciences Specialist for more info!


Parsec Micro-Oxygenation Systems and Heinrich Oak Alternatives: Quality, Cost-Effective Barrel Replacement
29 September, 2014

With the cost of quality oak barrels constantly on the rise more and more wineries are discovering the value and quality of using oak alternatives such as chips and staves along with a program of Micro-Oxygenation during ageing.  Parsec Micro-Oxygenation systems are programmed to use continual feedback and self-calibration to accurately dose oxygen by mass, not volume, to ensure your wine receives the oxygen you require.

 

Contact one of our Wine Industry offices in Windsor, California (707-836-6840) or Paso Robles (805-237-1223) or your Fermentation Sciences Specialist for more info!


Optimizing White Wine Aromatics
12 September, 2014

The amount of bound, non-volatile aromatic compounds in many white grape varieties exceeds the volatile free aromatics by upwards of five times.  In order to optimize the release of these bound aromatics ATP recommends our Zyme-o-Aroma Plus liquid enzyme.  This glycosidase enzyme specifically targets bound terpenes in varietals such as Muscat (Moscato), Riesling and Gewurztraminer.  Sensory analysis of trials in Sauvignon Blanc have also shown increases in the overall aromatic profile of that variety.  Added towards the end or just after fermentation Zyme-o-Aroma Plus has the added advantage that it can be bench trialed in your lab to determine the ideal dosage for your specific aromatic stylistic requirements.  Contact one of our Wine Industry offices in Windsor, California (707-836-6840) or Paso Robles (805-237-1223) or your Fermentation Sciences Specialist for more info!


Improved Bartlett Replacement Membranes Now Stronger Than Ever!
18 August, 2014

Time to replace your bladders in your presses? Replace this year with Bartlett Membranes! Bartlett 2014 bag is even stronger than last year because of their new material. Barlett is an Australian company that specializes in one thing, and one thing only: fabrics. So you know that they know their stuff when it comes to material strength and durability.


Bartlett membranes have been proven in studies to be stronger than other OEM bladders as well as after-market membranes. The unique Eurythane material along with a newer, stronger weave, provides reliable presses year after year. In fact, Bartlett membranes are guaranteed for 3 years! Along with that reliability, each bag is supplied with a patch kit and a DVD showing how to mend any small holes that may come along. This combined with the second-to-none service from ATP and Bartlett makes the decision to go Bartlett easier than ever before.


We have measurements for nearly every membrane in the market, and if we don't, we can have a representaive out quickly to get them measured. Membranes are carried in-stock in our Paso Robles and Windsor warehouses, so supplying you on the spot is quick and painless.

For pricing or to have your questions answered, call your representative today, or click on the button below!


Introducing Malo Plus ML Bacteria from ATP
04 August, 2014

ATP is proud to offer our range of Malo Plus ML Bacteria. These highly effective freeze-dried cultures are an easy to use cost effective solution. Our unique production method introduces stress factors throughout the production process to ensure the highest level of activity upon inoculation into wine. With highly alcohol tolerant and low pH tolerant strains our Malo Plus range of bacteria can cover all of your MLF conditions. For those looking for the aromatics and mouthfeel of moderate levels of diacetyl we offer our Malo D, and for increased complexity we have a multi-strain version, the Malo Multi. Our Malo Plus strains are also appropriate for use in a co-inoculation strategy, please call for details.


Bioferm: Performance and Value in Yeast Nutrition
20 July, 2014

Research involving wine quality and fermentation kinetics over the last few years has changed the focus on nutrition from using a purely mineral source to an emphasis on the importance of including an organic, amino nitrogen source in any yeast nutrition regimen.

ATP's fully TTB & export authorized nutrient Bioferm is 100% organic, rich in amino acids and naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.  The completely yeast derived highly soluble amino acids in Bioferm provide both immediate and long term nutrition, minimizing the risks of H2S, VA and stuck/sluggish fermentations.  

Because Bioferm is a pure product and free of fillers it is an exceptional value, especially on a per dose basis.  When used in conjunction with DAP it allows winemakers to take advantage of the positive aspects of both organic amino nitrogen and mineral nitrogen.  Since many blended 'complex' nutrients derive 85% or more of their total YAN value from DAP using Bioferm plus DAP also represents an overall nutrient cost savings of 50% or more versus the blended products.

As a result of the performance and cost benefits using Bioferm at a rate of 1.5 - 2 #/1000 gallons and achieving YAN targets by supplementing with DAP has become a foundation of many of our clients' yeast nutrition regimens.  If you have any questions or would like some industry references please let us know, or CLICK HERE to read more.

 


100% Cellulose (biodegradeable) Filter Pads from Begerow!
18 June, 2014

American Tartaric is happy to announce that we are the authorized representative for Begerow. Begerow is the manufacturer of Depth Filter Media as well as various filtration systems. They recently introduced a totally new concept in pad filtration: Becopad. Becopads are the result of a 5 year R&D project with the goal of creating a pad that has sustainability, provides added value, and is more cost effective. BECOPAD depth filter sheet is a new, mineral-free depth filtration system for a wide range of applications, including coarse and sterile filtration. In a special process, high-purity celluloses cross-link to form a unique structure that requires no inorganic ingredients for sterile filtration. BECOPAD depth filter sheets are characterized by maximum purity. The content of ions, flushable or sensory relevant substances is lower than in all conventional depth filter sheets.Some of the benefits of the Becopad include:

- Can be back- flushed easily and repeatedly 

- Fully compostable 

- Reduction in drip losses of 90% 

- No Diatamaceaous Earth - completely D.E. free 

- No need to “sweeten” with Citric Acid - just use plain water 

- No “card board” taste 

- Zero off flavors

Take the next step to advancing your depth filtration and make the switch to Becopad!

For more information, contact:

Southern and Central CA:

Rob Schuberg
(209) 810 3948 
rob@americantartaric.com

 

Northern California, Oregon and Washington:

Nils Teissier Du Cos
Cell: (707) 975-2916
nils@americantartaric.com


The best of separation technology at an unbeatable price
06 May, 2014

Traditional pneumatic presses from Siprem International come built to last. Numerous units in operation in the US for many years. Simple to use and reliable, they are backed by a full US inventory of replacement parts.

Equipment Image

  • Available in sizes from 8hl to 400 hl.
  • Smaller units are self contained with built in air compressor.
  • Fully PLC controlled with touch screen.
  • Very simple and flexible to operate.
  • Various door configurations available.
  • Fully automatic washing system available.

Seital centrifuges advantages

 

Maximize:

•       Reliability for a long, problem-free operation

•       Smooth flow and gentle acceleration to avoid product damage

•       Separator efficiency for the best performances

•       Easy control and regulation of the process

 

Minimize:                              

•       Vibration level, noise level

•       Maintenance costs

•       Energy and water consumption

•       Losses during discharge

 

Skid compact installation:

•       Easy installation, limited or no construction costs

•       Comes with Seital’s own pre-screening system, brusher strainer and hydro cyclone

 

Full PLC automated control with automatic discharge at desired NTU level

 

 


Replace Your Bladder Press Membranes with the Best - BARTLETT!
02 March, 2014

It's that time of year again to prepare for harvest and replace bad press membranes with the best replacement membranes in the market...Bartlett!

Bartlett is an Australian company who has been dealing in replacement fabrics for two generations and has created the most superior replacement membranes the industry has ever seen. Represented by ATP for only a few years, they have already become a well known name in North America.


Among the advantages are:

   - Well over twice the material strength of competitors
   - Reinforced seams that prevent wear and delamination along corners
   - Patch kit and DVD included in each bag showing how to conduct patching
   - Perfectly designed bags that require lower installation times
   - 3 YEAR WARRANTY ON ALL BAGS FOR FAULTS


Make sure that you're ready for next harvest and don't have to suffer any valuable downtime to replace another OEM bag. Purchase Bartlett today!


To purchase or request more information, please contact:

Rob Schuberg
American Tartaric Products, Inc.
Phone: (209) 810-3948
email: rob@americantartaric.com


Finish Up With Malo Plus ML Bacteria from ATP!
21 November, 2013

ATPis proud to offer our range of Malo Plus ML Bacteria!

These highly effective freeze-dried cultures are an easy to use cost effective solution.  Our unique production method introduces stress factors throughout the production process to ensure the highest level of activity upon inoculation into wine.  With highly alcohol tolerant and low pH tolerant strains our Malo Plus range of bacteria can cover all of your MLF conditions. 

 

For those looking for the aromatics and mouthfeel of moderate levels of diacetyl we offer our Malo D, and for increased complexity we have a multi-strain version, the Malo Multi.  Our Malo Plus strains are also appropriate for use in a co-inoculation strategy, please call for details.

 

Please Contact:

Northern California. Washington and Oregon
David Douglas
(707) 799-0915
david@americantartaric.com

 

Central and Southern California
Cam Black
(707) 478-8160
cameron@americantartaric.com


Replace Your Press Bladders this Season with Bartlett Membranes!
29 April, 2013

Time to replace your bladders in your presses? Replace this year with Bartlett Membranes! Barlett is an Australian company that specializes in one thing, and one thing only: fabrics. So you know that they know their stuff when it comes to material strength and durability.


Bartlett membranes have been proven in studies to be stronger than other OEM bladders as well as after-market membranes. The unique Eurythane material along with a newer, stronger weave, provides reliable presses year after year. In fact, Bartlett membranes are guaranteed for 3 years! Along with that reliability, each bag is supplied with a patch kit and a DVD showing how to mend any small holes that may come along. This combined with the second-to-none service from ATP and Bartlett makes the decision to go Bartlett easier than ever before.


We have measurements for nearly every membrane in the market, and if we don't, we can have a representaive out quickly to get them measured. Membranes are carried in-stock in our Paso Robles and Windsor warehouses, so supplying you on the spot is quick and painless.

For pricing or to have your questions answered, call your representative today!

Central and Southern California:

Rob Schuberg
Cell: (209) 810-3948
rob@americantartaric.com


For Northern California, Oregon and Washington:

Nils Teissier Du Cos
Cell: (707) 975-2916
nils@americantartaric.com


Come See Us at WiVi in Paso Robles This Month
04 March, 2013

ATP will be back again this month in Paso Robles at the annual WiVi show on March 19-20. Come by the booth and see what we can offer you from crush pad equipment, filtration, centriguation and all of you cellar supplies and specialty products. We look forward to seeing you again and Cheers!


Attention Central Coast...ATP is Now Local and Ready to Provide Your End of Harvest Needs!
13 November, 2012

Long a large name in the winemaking industry, American Tartaric Products is now open and ready to serve all of your supply needs in Paso Robles. With the success that we have seen at our initial warehouse in Windsor, Ca., we have decided to expand our services to assist those on the Central and South Coasts, providing everything from yeasts and nutrients, to stemware, commodities and just about any equipment you need, from presses, to filters, to centrifuges!


Our warehouse is conveniently located between the East and West sides of Paso Robles and ready for walk-ins or phone orders for delivery. Please reach out to us for all of your winemaking needs and let this family owned business become a part of your family as well.

We are ready to serve your business Monday through Friday and can be reached at (805) 237-1223 or just stop in at:


1625 Commerce Way
Paso Robles, Ca. 93446

We look forward to being a large part of your success with unbeatable products and service. Cheers!


Stölzle stemware
25 July, 2012

ATP is your Stölzle stemware supplier for all your tasting room, laboratory, and retail needs!  We are the LOCAL provider of premium Stölzle stemware with warehousing in Windsor and Paso Robles, CA.  With industry leading pricing, silk-screen and laser decorating options, and will-call pick up available (freight free), we offer the fastest turnaround on stemware orders, with low minimums required.  Stölzle is durable, elegant, and performance-oriented to show your wine as your winemaker intends. 

Our unparalleled customer service and standard 1-2 day delivery on undecorated stems will allow you to focus on selling your wine and building your brand. 

To view Stölzle products, please visit http://www.stoelzle-lausitz.com/englisch/inhalt.htmFor immediate service, please contact Doug Nickle at doug@atpglass.com or 707.975.2983.


Tartaric Acid
11 July, 2012

A new year brings new challenges and the current market conditions related to Tartaric Acid warrant a few words in regards to this product. As most of you are aware, we are experiencing a near record global shortage of naturally derived Tartaric Acid. Strong demand for the product accompanied by a raw material shortage in Europe has led to a double-digit percentage price increase in the past year. Further compounding this problem is the recent news indicating that the South American crop is short by 20-30%.

Whenever there is a price spike on a product, consumers start to look for alternatives. In the case of naturally derived Tartaric Acid, there is indeed a Synthetic Alternative, produced in China. In the current market conditions, there is a clear cost advantage to the synthetic product. In fact, as you shop for your tartaric needs, if you come across a price that seems too good to be true, the probability that it is a synthetically-derived product is great, whether the potential supplier acknowledges it or not. In fact, this very scenario happened during the 2011 season, when several wineries unknowingly used synthetic product, prompting the TTB to create a variance in their own regulations.

Aside from the synthetic material being less expensive, is it really safe? The FDA usually issues a statement in regards to the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status of the product. In the case of synthetic Tartaric Acid, FDA Gras Notice 000187 states: “Based on the information provided by the notifiers, as well as other information available to FDA, the agency has no questions at this time regarding the notifiers' conclusion that L (+) tartaric acid (alternative method) is GRAS under the intended conditions of use. The agency has not, however, made its own determination regarding this method for manufacturing L (+) tartaric acid.” In essence, the FDA is taking the word of the Chinese manufacturers that the product is safe, and is putting the burden on the users of this product to verify if, indeed, this is the case.

As of today, TTB has temporarily decided to allow use of synthetic Tartaric Acid under the provisions of 27 CFR24.250. Interested wineries must submit a letterhead request for its use in domestic wines. It should be noted that European regulations prohibit the use of synthetic Tartaric Acid and, as such, consideration must be given for any wine destined for export to the EU. Going forward, TTB may propose changes to the list of approved wine treating materials and processes in §§ 24.246 – 24.248, based on approved letter requests under § 24.250, by publishing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register. They may request public comments on whether these materials and processes should be listed in §§ 24.246 – 24.248, and whether the conditions and limitations are appropriate. After considering the comments, they will publish a final rule that either adds the treatments or processes to the regulations, or concludes that their use is not consistent with good commercial practice. That final rule action will supersede the prior continual use approvals under § 24.250.

Until TTB finishes the rulemaking process to list synthetic Tartaric Acid in 27 CFR 24.246, the approval for its use is temporary. At this moment, there is no timeline for when they will start the rulemaking process. Should the results of the rulemaking process be that the use of synthetic Tartaric Acid is not good commercial practice (comments from industry and foreign governments, etc.), then wines treated with synthetic Tartaric Acid under the temporary approval would not need to be destroyed, but the approval for its use would be rescinded. If, however, the FDA determines that the use of synthetic Tartaric Acid poses a health and safety concern, it would be up to them to declare the wines adulterated and determine if they need to be destroyed.

As the largest supplier of Tartaric Acid to the US market, ATP is certainly in a position to offer the Synthetic product, but before doing so, we feel it is important for all of our customers to understand the true risks and rewards with the use of this alternative. Should you have any further questions in regards to this matter, please feel free to contact us.


100% Cellulose (biodegradeable) Filter Pads from Begerow!
03 May, 2012

Introducing the latest in DE-Free Depth Filtration from ATP

 

American Tartaric is happy to announce that we are the authorized representative for Begerow. Begerow is the manufacturer of Depth Filter Media as well as various filtration systems. They recently introduced a totally new concept in pad filtration: Becopad. Becopads are the result of a 5 year R&D project with the goal of creating a pad that has sustainability, provides added value, and is more cost effective. Some of the benefits of the Becopad include:

- Can be back- flushed easily and repeatedly 

- Fully compostable 

- Reduction in drip losses of 90% 

- No Diatamaceaous Earth - completely D.E. free 

- No need to “sweeten” with Citric Acid - just use plain water 

- No “card board” taste 

- Zero off flavors

Take the next step to advancing your depth filtration and make the switch to Becopad!

For more information, contact:

 

Rob Schuberg 

(209) 810 3948 

rob@americantartaric.com

(Southern and Central Ca.)


ATP Introduces Next Generation of Flotation Design
03 April, 2012

The patented GB BevTec Portable flotation system streamlines juice and wine clarification and eliminates costly and time-consuming cold settling. With the addition of enzymes, juice is passed through the compact unit, pressurized and then either re-circulated into the source tank, or released into another empty tank. The release of the pressure causes small air molecules to "float" solids to the top while clean juice sits below the cap.

The system works by injecting nitrogen or atmospheric air via Venturi into unsettled juice that has been de-pectinized. The solids that would normally settle to the bottom of the tank are now less dense than the liquid and so they float to the top of the tank. The juice is then racked and the solids handled in the fashion that the winemaker chooses, allowing you to go from receiving fruit to fermentation in a matter of hours! With the addition of the optional separator tank, the system can also run continuously at 8000 gallons/hour with no batch limitations.

Highlighted advantages over competitive units include:

  • Only system that can be run as batch or continuous.
  • GB units can be run with either nitrogen injection or atmospheric air.
  • Solid, simple control panel for easy operation.
  • Double prefilter allows continuous operation without interference.
  • Micrometric output valve allows easy adjustment of saturation chamber, equaling more precise flows for better floats.

Take your winery to the next phase and increase efficiency and power consumption! For more information please contact: 

Rob Schuberg                                                Ian Ricard
Southern and Central Ca.                            Northern Ca, Wa,Or.,Canada
(209) 810-3948                                              (707) 975-2916
rob@americantartaric.com                          ian@americantartaric.com


American Tartaric Introduces BECOPAD Depth Filtration from Begerow
14 March, 2012

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Very little has changed in the filter pad industry in it's many years of existence...until now. Introducing BECOPAD from Begerow, revolutionizing the filtration process. For the first time, technological innovation makes it possible to combine the strictest standards for microbiological safety with full retention of valuable flavor and color - the best thing that could ever happen to your wine.

Purity in taste and appearance: The pure white BECOPAD depth filter sheet shows significantly less discoloration, even after filtration of red wine. Drip losses are reduced to a minimum, and filter backwashing and re-application become much easier, which saves time and costs. BECOPAD not only stands for superior filtration and hygiene, it also enables sterile filtration without any mineral-containing constituents. It is composed of 100%cellulose material and no D.E. Because of its competition, these pads last about 30% longer than standard pads, making a true impact on your wallet as well.

Please call us for more information

 

Founded as a family business in 1991, American Tartaric Products (ATP) is a leading supplier of acidulants, fine chemicals, specialty products and production equipment to the wine, beer, food, pharmaceutical and industrial markets across North America


Introducing the latest in DE-Free Depth Filtration from ATP
14 March, 2012

American Tartaric is happy to announce that we are the authorized representative for Begerow. Begerow is the manufacturer of Depth Filter Media as well as various filtration systems. They recently introduced a totally new concept in pad filtration: Becopad. Becopads are the result of a 5 year R&D project with the goal of creating a pad that has sustainability, provides added value, and is more cost effective. Some of the benefits of the Becopad include:

- Can be back- flushed easily and repeatedly 

- Fully compostable 

- Reduction in drip losses of 90% 

- No Diatamaceaous Earth - completely D.E. free 

- No need to “sweeten” with Citric Acid - just use plain water 

- No “card board” taste 

- Zero off flavors

Take the next step to advancing your depth filtration and make the switch to Becopad!

For more information, contact either:

Ian Ricard 

(707) 975-2916

ian@americantartaric.com

(Northern Ca., Washington and Oregon) 

 

Rob Schuberg 

(209) 810 3948 

rob@americantartaric.com

(Southern and Central Ca.)


Dynamos High-Solids Ceramic Crossflow is Here!
09 January, 2012

   American Tartaric is proud to announce the new Dynamos high solids crossflow system to the wine industry. Allowing for the filtration of high solids product and lees, the Dynamos utilizes a completely different system of filtration in comparison to the other technologies available. The unique ceramic disc filtration media provide a sterile, 0.1 nominal porosity, meaning that filtrate on the back side is bottle ready, while at the same time maintaining all of the important organoleptic qualities that winemakers appreciate. All of this while achieving almost zero temperature pickup in a low pressure, enclosed system. Oxygen pickups have shown to be close to zero due to this design.

   Already seeing tremendous success in Europe, the Dynamos is now available and proving very successful in the North American market. Superb for smaller, higher end markets, it has also been designed to be completely modular, making it a viable option for larger producers as well. All units are small enough to be portable throughout the wineries without the use of machinery and can handle Bentonite, carbon, or anything else that would typically burden any other filter.

    While winemakers have used DE filtration as the most dependable means of high solids filtration, the new Dynamos allows for easier setup, cost savings on DE and automatic operation, and overall lower energy usage, making return-on-investment quick and easy to justify. For more information or to discuss demonstrations, please contact your ATP equipment sales representatives. Dynamos is completely changing the way winemakers handle their high solids and lees!


Please stop by our booth at the Unified Wine Symposium in Sacramento to see the Dynamos in person! You can find us in booth L1. See you there!


Cross the Finish Line with Color-Tan from ATP
20 October, 2011

To add insult to injury in what is becoming a very unusual year in Californian winemaking, with
rain affecting many of the white varieties in the Central Coast, particularly Chardonnay in the
cooler areas, we are now seeing some of the effects from the rain in the red varieties.


While some of our red varieties are less susceptible to Botrytis, the rains have certainly caused
some splitting in most varieties still on the vines, even the hearty Cabernet Sauvignon.
The splitting itself is an invitiation for Botrytis to take hold, or at least an entry point for possible
bacteria infection.


Let us offer some ideas on dealing with the problems derived from the damage caused by splitting
berries and the presence of Botrytis cinerea on grapes.


Treatment :


The best solution may be along the lines of a multi pronged attack. One of the intial steps is to
add SO2 at the crusher in high normal to high doses 50-100 ppm SO2. Along with the
conventional use of SO2 to scavenge and inhibit the Botrytis enzyme, there are some
additonal options available. The use of tannin especially gallo-ellagic tannins, has been proven to
have an inhibiting effect on Botrytis activity.


Color-Tan combines the effectiveness of different tannins and acts to inhibit the natural
oxidation enzymes (laccase, polyphenol oxidase) during harvest and to increase the
effectiveness of the SO2 addition. Normally we recommend splitting the addition of
Color-Tan into 2 separate additions on Botrytis infected fruit; however, the addition should
be made at the crusher or directly into the tank. The recommended rate for fruit that is damaged
is 1.65 - 3.3 lbs / 1,000 gallons while for fruit that has Botrytis present, 2.5 - 5.0 lbs /1,000 gallons
is recommended. It needs to be effectively mixed without excessive maceration. To enable this
Color-Tan comes in both a liquid and a powder form.


Accompanying this, the use of Vin-lyso can also enhance the effectiveness of additions of sulfur
dioxide to achieve microbial stability. As an addition to unsound grapes, it can
prevent the growth of lactic acid bacteria which can inhibit primary fermentation.
The recommended rates of addition is 1.67 lbs/1,000 gallons.


These are recommendations and it is always suggested to perform trials. These reds also require
more nutrients to increase fermentation kinetics; reducing maceration time can also assist by
enabling you to press sooner and remove the wine from the grape skins.

Contact Paul Nevosh in Southern California and the Central Coast at (805) 431-3550 or
ATP Home Office in Windsor, Ca. at (707) 836-6840


ATP Introduces GB Flotation and Dynamos High Solids Crossflow
05 October, 2011

American Tartaric Products, Inc. is proud to introduce two new processes to increase productivity at your winery while streamlining production.

Firstly, the GB flotation system is designed to work almost immediately off of the presses to float juice solids and separate them from "clean" juice after enzymation. Imagine being able to separate the solids from the juice and start fermentation almost immediately without having to wait the typical 24-48 hours for cold settling as well as saving the energy costs involved in cooling during that time. The unit comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate any winery and can be used as a batch system on a recirculation, or on a tank transfer. Also, GB has the unique distinction of being the ONLY float unit in the market that can be run continuously with the optional automated tank. No batches and no waiting for the separation to occur. This system also includes automated suction arms to remove the floated solids and transfer them to the next phase.

Speaking of the next phase, ATP also has a brand new generation of our High-Solids Dynamos crossflow unit. Designed to eliminate the need for DE rotovac filtration, or typical tubular high solids crossflow, the Dynamos can handle any level of solids that you can transfer to the filter! Bentonite, carbon, 50-60 percent solids, it can filter it. With the use of ceramic disks that rotate around the product, the unit revolutionizes crossflow filtration while operating at very low pressures in an enclosed environment. The filtrate that is retained is bottle-ready via the 0.1 micron nominal porosity rating.The latest generation provides more automation an CIP improvements.

Please contact either Ian Rickard (707-975-2916) or Rob Schuberg (209-810-3948) to arrange trials with these units to see how they can improve production and quality at your winery!


Introducing "Dynamos" High Solids Crossflow Filter
22 July, 2011

   American Tartaric is proud to announce the new Dynamos high solids crossflow system to the wine industry. Allowing for the filtration of high solids product and lees, the Dynamos utilizes a completely different system of filtration in comparison to the other technologies available. The unique ceramic disc filtration media provide a sterile, 0.1 nominal porosity, meaning that filtrate on the back side is bottle ready, while at the same time maintaining all of the important organoleptic qualities that winemakers appreciate. All of this while achieving almost zero temperature pickup in a low pressure, enclosed system. Oxygen pickups have shown to be close to zero due to this design.

   Already seeing tremendous success in Europe, the Dynamos is now available and proving very successful in the North American market. Superb for smaller, higher end markets, it has also been designed to be completely modular, making it a viable option for larger producers as well. All units are small enough to be portable throughout the wineries without the use of machinery and can handle Bentonite, carbon, or anything else that would typically burden any other filter.

    While winemakers have used DE filtration as the most dependable means of high solids filtration, the new Dynamos allows for easier setup, cost savings on DE and automatic operation, and overall lower energy usage, making return-on-investment quick and easy to justify. For more information or to discuss demonstrations, please contact your ATP equipment sales representatives. Dynamos is completely changing the way winemakers handle their high solids and lees!


American Tartaric Products Introduces BECOPAD from Begerow
10 March, 2011

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Very little has changed in the filter pad industry in it's many years of existence...until now. Introducing BECOPAD from Begerow, revolutionizing the filtration process. For the first time, technological innovation makes it possible to combine the strictest standards for microbiological safety with full retention of valuable flavor and color - the best thing that could ever happen to your wine.

Purity in taste and appearance: The pure white BECOPAD depth filter sheet shows significantly less discoloration, even after filtration of red wine. Drip losses are reduced to a minimum, and filter backwashing and re-application become much easier, which saves time and costs. BECOPAD not only stands for superior filtration and hygiene, it also enables sterile filtration without any mineral-containing constituents. It is composed of 100%cellulose material and no D.E. Because of its competition, these pads last about 30% longer than standard pads, making a true impact on you wallet as well.

Please call us for more information

 

Founded as a family business in 1991, American Tartaric Products (ATP) is a leading supplier of acidulants, fine chemicals, specialty products and production equipment to the wine, beer, food, pharmaceutical and industrial markets across North America.

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ATP Adds to ML Range
14 August, 2010

Following on the successful launch in 2009 of the Malo-Plus malolactic bacteria range ATP has added
two new bacteria to this range in response to customer requests.
Apart from the two flagship lines Malo-Plusselected forhigh alcohol tolerance (15%v/v) and
Malo-Plus HAselected for high acid tolerance (pH 3.1).
Malo-D has been selected for its diacetyl production particularly suited to structural white wines -
ideal for Chardonnay.
Although acid reduction is the most obvious result of the growth of lactic acid bacteria in wine, their
action can also significantly modify the wine’s aroma, flavor and mouthfeel.  Particular strains of
Oenococcus  can produce pleasant and wine-sympathetic aromas. Diacetyl is the most important of
these substances as it provides the most recognizable and characteristic of all MLF characters.
In addition to the aspects mentioned above  some winemakers are looking for a bacteria that will
produce noticeable softness on the palate without diminishing the varietal character of the cultivar.
Malo-Multiis a mixed strain Oenococcus oeni consisting of three genetically different strains.
Each of these strains is equally  effective in conducting malolactic fermentation. The benefit of this
multi strain bacteria is its ability to highlight the typical aromas of the variety from which the wine is
produced.
Don’t forget just like yeast adequate nutrition is important for bacteria too - Bioferm Xtremwill
give these strains an optimal environment.
For more information please contact Toni Stockhausen (707) 836-6840

 

 



 

 Please contact your local Sales Representative or the Windsor, CA sales office (707 836-6840) for pricing information.

Title Name Email Phone
Sales Northern CA,OR and WA - Cellar Chemicals. John Peter (JP) jp@atpgroup.com 707 975-2322
Sales CA Central Valley - Winemaker. Amelia Toscano amelia@atpgroup.com 707 478-8160
Sales CA Central Valley/Coast - Cellar Chemicals. Kevin McCart kevin@atpgroup.com 559-960-7633
Capital Equipment Sales CA Central Valley/ Coast Rob Schuberg rob@atpgroup.com 209 810-3948
Capital Equipment Sales, Northern CA, WA, OR Craig Garbo craig@atpgroup.com 707 975-2583
Sales, Northern CA, WA, OR - Winemaker Russ Robbins rrobbins@atpgroup.com 707 889-8601
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