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Address

81 M Street
Fresno
CA, 93721
United States
Phone
(559) 485-2692
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Rodger Pachelbel

About Gusmer Enterprises, Inc.

Gusmer Enterprises specializes in Liquid Filtration Products, Fermentation Technology and Beverage Processing Aids

In 1924, Aage Gusmer incorporated our company as the exclusive distributor of a tank coating for the North and South American brewing industry. Today, Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of processing aids and equipment to the entire beverage industry, focusing on the beer, wine, juice and distilled spirits segments. Gusmer continues to manufacture and exclusively represent many world-wide suppliers of superior products for fermentation applications.

Gusmer also has developed a dominant leadership position in the manufacture and distribution of filtration products (depth filter material, fiber, sheets, stacks, cross flow) and specialty products such as absorbent products and other custom materials. These products are used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications. Gusmer's manufacturing plants have achieved ISO 9001 status.

Gusmer is continuing to expand into synergistic applications such as new processing products for food, and recently obtained its first GMP certification.

Our core values of ethical integrity and commitment to excellence remain the foundation of our company. Gusmer's Service with Knowledge® is our hallmark, providing stellar service with in-house technical expertise and a consultative sales approach. Gusmer is well-known for its quality, dependability and flexibility in addressing business needs. Gusmer's offices/warehouses are strategically located throughout the USA, and our domestic and international distributors enhance further our accessibility to our customers.

Gusmer is proud of the long-term collaborative partnerships that we continue to grow and develop with customers, employees and vendors. Continuous improvement and innovation are the heart of Gusmer as we seek to provide products that make the products we use as consumers the best that they can be.

Winemaking


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Fermentation

  • Yeast - non-saccharomyces yeast cultures, S. cerevasie cultures, Frozen yeast cultures
  • Yeast Nutrients - rehydration nutrient, complex yeast nutrient, time-release nutrient tablets
  • Malolactic Bacteria - frozen and freeze-dried direct inoculation bacteria cultures 
  • Malolactic Bacteria Nutrients & Aids - complex malolactic bacteria nutrient, Lactizyme (lysozyme)
  • Enzymes - micro-granulate and liquid enological enzymes
  • Enological Tannins -100% white wine grape skin and seed tannins for vinification, aging, and finishing



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Processing Aids

  • Cellar Chemicals - acid additions, cleaning agents, SOadditons
  • Fining Agents - Divergan F® PVPP, Gelatin, Silica Gel, Carbon
  • Stabilizing Agents - Claristar®, cream of tartar



Plate and Frame Open

Filtration

  • Fiber filter aids - soft/hard wood cellulose, charged/uncharged cotton linters, Fiber/Perlite blends 
  • Filter sheet media - for coarse, polish, clarifying, sterile, and pre-membrane filtration applications
  • Stack filter media - for clarification and pre-sterile filtration applications
  • Carbon filter media- ideal alternative to loose carbon
  • Membrane filtration - for clarification, pre-sterile, and sterile filtration
  • Filter housings - both stack and membrane housings available in a variety of sizes and finishes
  • Cross-flow filters - low pressure operation units available in a number of different sizing options
  • Hoses and Accessories - Blaudieck hose in various diameters and accessories



All Oak

Oak Products

Gusmer Enterprises is uncompromising in raw material selection. Only the highest quality American and French oak from premium heartwood qualifies for our programs. Our proprietary toasting process brings out very distinct oak attributes, such as vanilla, butterscotch, clove, smoke, and others. Consistent, predictable results are the hallmark of Gusmer's oak program, offering only the finest oak adjuncts.



Wine Lab Supplies

Lab Supplies

  • Equipment - OenoFoss, refractometers, pH meters, scales, stir plates, etc.
  • Chemicals - pH buffers, alcohol, copper sulfate solutions, hydrochloric acid, etc.
  • Consumables - Kimwipes, Parafilm, etc.
  • Labware - flasks, cylinders, beakers, pipets, etc.
  • Microbial Monitoring - culture media, membrane filtration, test kits, reference materials, etc.



Lab Services

Analytical Services

  • The Wine Lab- Gusmer Enterprises has owned and operated The Wine Lab in Napa, CA since 2003. There we've provided not only standard chemical and microbial testing but also provided consultative services on fermentation, filtration, etc. The Wine Lab takes samples in a number of different forms always try to keep the following in mind:
    • Grape and Juice Samples - Always include a cooler pack with grape clusters or juice samples. When possible juice and fermenting samples should be dropped off at our facility as they are liable to ferment.
    • Cellar Samples - Take a representative sample of the wine., using proper composite samples if the wine is in several tanks or barrels.
    • Bottled Wines - An unopened bottle is required for post-bottling microbial analysis.
Latest Innovations & Trends for Crush: Part 1 of 4
Latest Innovations & Trends for Crush: Part 1 of 4
“The latest research in hydrogen sulfide production during fermentation and how yeast metabolism can change the game” by Dr. Matthew Dahabieh, Head of Research at Renaissance Yeast.
Gusmer Enterprises presents the OenoFoss - See how
Gusmer Enterprises presents the OenoFoss - See how
Gusmer Enterprises proudly presents the OenoFoss by FOSS, a simple-to-use analytical instrument that provides instant analysis for winemakers. A few drops of juice, fermenting juice or wine, and two minutes is all it takes to measure the key analytics required to monitor harvest parameters, alcoholic and malolatic fermentation parameters, and general wine quality parameters. Contact a Gusmer Enterprises representative for more details or to arrange for a demonstration. www.GusmerEnterprises.com 1-866-213-1131
Gusmer Enterprises: OenoFoss Customer Testimonial
Gusmer Enterprises: OenoFoss Customer Testimonial
The OenoFoss wine analyzer uses Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) technology, a proven technology widely used for years to predict wine chemistry. Unlimited testing, when you want it, with virtually no per-test cost, means better insight to drive quality into process. The OenoFoss is easily mastered, fast, economical, and doesn't require lab reagents. Available with up to four different calibration packages for a tailored system that fits your needs. Contact a Gusmer Enterprises representative for more details or to arrange for a demonstration. www.GusmerEnterprises.com 1-866-213-1131

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Technical Wine Seminar on Yeast & Bacteria - Sonoma, Napa & SLO
25 April, 2017

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Join us for the complimentary technical seminar: The Latest Yeast & Bacteria trends in the Wine Industry - presented by Gusmer Enterprises.

Seminar Locations

May 16 - FountainGrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
May 17 - SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 101 Gateway Rd E, Napa, CA 94558
May 18 - Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo,1605 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

All Seminars from 9am - 2pm (Complimentary Lunch Provided)

Register

Please RSVP by May 8th, seating is limited.

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Topical Presentations

  • The Utilization of non-Saccharomyces vs. Saccharomyces Yeast,presented by Dr. Hentie Swiegers from Chr. Hansen’s Wine Innovation Department. The latest applications of non-Saccharomyces and Saccharomyces yeast producing unique and stylistic wines that are redefining winemaking.

  • Moving Beyond H2S: Breeding Yeast for Oenological Traits,presented by Eleni Kinti, Oenologist at Renaissance Yeast. Renaissance Yeast is an industry leader in the development of classically bred yeast (Non-GMO) based on the latest university research and strain selection.

  • Cultures for Bio-Protection, the Future of Winemaking, presented by Anne-Claire and Karen Olks of Chr. Hansen. Learn how wineries are utilizing beneficial yeast and bacteria proactively for the control of spoilage organisms, such as Brettanomyces, and the reduction of sulfur dioxide. Biological control is both responsible, eco-friendly, and will change the way wines are produced in the future.

  • Essential Knowledge to Manage Malolactic Fermentation, presented by Dr. Peter Sommer from Gusmer Enterprises Inc. R&D department. The fundamentals of managing the malolactic fermentation process. Is every commercial product of malolactic bacteria of same quality and cell numbers? What is the required amount of bacteria cells to add to initiate the malolactic fermentation?

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If you have any questions, please email us at gusmerwine@gusmerenterprises.com .

 


Complimentary Gusmer Wine Technical Seminar - Yeast & Bacteria Trends!
06 April, 2017

Seminar

Join us for the complimentary technical seminar: The Latest Yeast & Bacteria trends in the Wine Industry - presented by Gusmer Enterprises.

Seminar Locations

May 16 - FountainGrove Inn, 101 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

May 17 - SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 101 Gateway Rd E, Napa, CA 94558

May 18 - Courtyard by Marriott San Luis Obispo,1605 Calle Joaquin Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Register

Please RSVP by May 8th, seating is limited.

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Topical Presentations

  • The Utilization of non-Saccharomyces vs. Saccharomyces Yeast,presented by Dr. Hentie Swiegers from Chr. Hansen’s Wine Innovation Department. The latest applications of non-Saccharomyces and Saccharomyces yeast producing unique and stylistic wines that are redefining winemaking.

  • Moving Beyond H2S: Breeding Yeast for Oenological Traits,presented by Eleni Kinti, Oenologist at Renaissance Yeast. Renaissance Yeast is an industry leader in the development of classically bred yeast (Non-GMO) based on the latest university research and strain selection.

  • Cultures for Bio-Protection, the Future of Winemaking, presented by Anne-Claire and Karen Olks of Chr. Hansen. Learn how wineries are utilizing beneficial yeast and bacteria proactively for the control of spoilage organisms, such as Brettanomyces, and the reduction of sulfur dioxide. Biological control is both responsible, eco-friendly, and will change the way wines are produced in the future.

  • Essential Knowledge to Manage Malolactic Fermentation, presented by Dr. Peter Sommer from Gusmer Enterprises Inc. R&D department. The fundamentals of managing the malolactic fermentation process. Is every commercial product of malolactic bacteria of same quality and cell numbers? What is the required amount of bacteria cells to add to initiate the malolactic fermentation?

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If you have any questions, please email us at gusmerwine@gusmerenterprises.com .

 

 


Gusmer Offers a Full Line of Oak Adjuncts!
24 March, 2017

Gusmer Oak

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of oak products for the wine industry. As a pioneer in the oak adjunct market, Gusmer introduced the use of Oak-Mor granular oak to the winemaking process in the early 1970’s. With the launch of our Oak Avantage, we now offer a wide range of chips and granular oak products to wineries worldwide.

Gusmer is uncompromising in raw material selection. Only the highest quality American and French oak from premium heartwood qualifies for our programs. Our proprietary toasting process brings out very distinct oak attributes, such as vanilla, butterscotch, clove, smoke, and others. Consistent, predictable results are the hallmark of Gusmer’s oak program, offering only the finest oak adjuncts.

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Optimize your Total Costs of Filtration with MilliporeSigma Cartridges
10 March, 2017

Millipore

An efficient winery must operate on a Total Cost of Filtration basis. This recognizes that superior filter performance will yield better economics over time. A Total Cost of Filtration approach also realizes that factors influenced by filter performance are often more costly than the filters themselves. These factors include:

  • Filter Cartridge Cost
  • Filter Throughput
  • Wine Lost
  • Bottling Line Downtime and Labor
  • Cleaning and Sterilization Water and Chemicals
  • Product Spoilage and Recalls

The Vitipore II PVDF final membrane offers:

  • Lowest protein and color binding
  • Highest membrane area and number of pleats per device
  • Most throughput
  • Only major symmetric wine membrane
  • Higher membrane robustness and stress tolerance
  • Most reliable integrity testing

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A high quality filter cartridge is key to maximizing total throughput and reducing the Total Cost of Filtration.

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Cross Flow Wine Filtration - Watch Video How it Works!
24 February, 2017

Bucher Vaslin

Bucher Vaslin has become the leader in cross flow filtration with innovations that allow winemakers to process juice, wine, and lees without the need for diatomaceous earth. The critical component to the Bucher Cross Flow Filter is the microporous membrane made specifically for wine filtration. Bucher Vaslin offers a number of sizing options to accommodate any sized winery. The Flavy FX2 starts at 200 gph, and the Flavy FX300 can filter up to 9,000 gph. All of the Bucher Cross Flow Filters are fully automated, making the operation simple and very user friendly.

Key Features  

  • Bucher crossflow units are fully automated and turn-key; including onboard turbidimeter, feed pump, dosing pumps and more
  • Operates at a low pressure to maintain maximum wine quality
  • Optional juice lees adaptation

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French Oak Alternatives - Available in Four Distinct Profiles
10 February, 2017

Arobois Oak

Arôbois French Oak Alternatives
Arôbois’ has developed the unique and high-performance range of Arôneo French oak chips in an innovative production process. Available in four different grades, each with a different contribution to the structure and organoleptic profile of wine. 

More Tannic:

  • Balance (Equilibre) – silky tannins, body with hints of caramel gingerbread and licorice
  • Fresh (Fraicheur) – length, acidity, vivacity with delicate caramel, spice and hints of vanilla

More Aromatic:

  • Sweet (Douceur) – sweetness, roundness with overtones of caramel and vanilla
  • Intense – volume, roundness with almond and cocoa contributions 

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CLICK HERE to learn more about Arôbois Oak and other oak products available through Gusmer Enterprises.


Chr. Hansen non-Saccharomyces Yeast: Discussed at the Unified Symposium Sessions
27 January, 2017

Chr Hansen

Chr. Hansen has led the charge in the development of non-Saccharomycesyeast strains with the creation of their screening and selection programs of non-Saccharomyces yeast over a decade ago. Since then, three pure culture strains, and three mixed culture preparations have become widely utilized in winemaking. Known for distinct and complex flavors and aromas, and increased mouthfeel, the Chr. Hansen non-Saccharomyces yeast are an excellent means to accentuate quality and produce unique wines. Chr. Hansen’s non-Saccharomyces yeast is a great tool for progressive winemakers in the creation of outstanding wines.
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Visit Gusmer Enterprises at the Unified Symposium - Booth #1004
13 January, 2017

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Gusmer offers a full range of innovative enological tools that enable your creative expression through unique and interesting wines. Fermentation and processing aids, filtration media and equipment, analytical products and instrumentation, and analytical laboratory services, all backed by strong Gusmer technical support. Please visit us at booth #1004 to see all our latest products or contact us today sales@gusmerenterprises.com.Gusmer Enterprises


See the latest Gusmer products at Unified - Booth #1004
28 December, 2016

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For over 90 years, Gusmer has offered a full range of innovative enological tools that enable your creative expression through unique and interesting wines.  Fermentation and processing aids, filtration media and equipment, analytical products and instrumentation, and analytical laboratory services, all backed by strong Gusmer technical support. We understand that every winemaker can make their own mark within the industry and we are here to support with products that will help you reach your goals. Please contact us today sales@gusmerenterprises.com.

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Bucher Vaslin - The Leader in Cross Flow Filtration
16 December, 2016

Cross Flow

Bucher Vaslin has become the leader in cross flow filtration with innovations that allow winemakers to process juice, wine, and lees without the need for diatomaceous earth. The Bucher cross flow features an organic hollow fiber membrane that allows for brilliantly filtered wine or juice, while limiting the retention of desirable polyphenols and polysaccharides. 

The complete and fully automated nature of the Bucher Vaslin cross flow is perhaps its greatest feature.
   • Units come turn-key with easy to use onboard controls and feature full automation; including 
      for backflushing, cleaning, and sanitation. 
   • Units include built in turbidimeter, water prefiltration module, onboard CIP pumps, and all 
      required accessories which are fully integrated for efficient operation.
   • The system automatically maintains a very low pressure (0.7 bar maximum) to preserve 
      wine quality

Contact Gusmer today sales@gusmerenterprises.com for pricing or questions!

Gusmer is the local authorized service agent for Bucher Vaslin cross flow systems.

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A high quality filter cartridge is key to maximizing total throughput and reducing the Total Cost of Filtration
02 December, 2016

Millipore

What final membrane is best for your winery?

PVDF cartridges provide many critical advantages over PES cartridge filters.

     • The Vitipore II PVDF final membrane offers:
     • Lowest protein and color binding
     • Highest membrane area and number of pleats per device
     • Most throughput
     • Only major symmetric wine membrane
     • Higher membrane robustness and stress tolerance
     • Most reliable integrity testing

Total Cost of Filtration:

An efficient winery must operate on a Total Cost of Filtration basis. This method of operating recognizes that superior filter performance will yield better process economics over time.

A Total Cost of Filtration approach also recognizes that factors influenced by filter performance are often more costly than the filters themselves. These factors include:
     • Filter Cartridge Cost
     • Wine Lost or Damaged
     • Bottling Line Downtime and Labor
     • Cleaning and Sterilization Water and Chemicals
     • Quality Assurance Personnel and Materials
     • Product Holds
     • Product Spoilage and Recalls

A high quality filter cartridge is key to maximizing total throughput and reducing the Total Cost of Filtration.

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Year End FOSS Clearance! Limited Time Only!
18 November, 2016

OenoFoss

Improve the Quality of your wines today with fast, in-house analysis of key parameters.

  • No cost per test means you can test as often as you want, where and when you want
  • Immediate results offer real data to quickly make decisions
  • Monitor every barrel, rather than a sampling
  • Monitor fermentation performance
  • Optimize enzyme, nutrient and other additions

NEW SPECIAL OFFER:
Must and fermenting must calibrations added at no additional cost!
*Promotion ends Dec 15, 2016 - Contact your local sales rep for full details.

Join the hundreds of wineries improving the quality of their wines with instant results at no cost per test!
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Cross Flow Wine Filtration - Watch the Video
04 November, 2016

Cross Flow

Bucher Vaslin has become the leader in cross flow filtration with innovations that allow winemakers to process juice, wine, and lees without the need for diatomaceous earth. The critical component to the Bucher Cross Flow Filter is the microporous membrane made specifically for wine filtration. Bucher Vaslin offers a number of sizing options to accommodate any sized winery. The Flavy FX2 starts at 200 gph, and the Flavy FX300 can filter up to 9,000 gph. All of the Bucher Cross Flow Filters are fully automated, making the operation simple and very user friendly.

BUCHER VASLIN CROSS FLOW VIDEO

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High Alcohol or Challenging Malolactic Fermentations? We have your solution!
21 October, 2016

Chr Hansen

High Alcohol or Challenging Malolactic Fermentations?

Chr. Hansen Viniflora® CH16 - for optimal control over Malolactic Fermentation.
 
Chr. Hansen’s Viniflora malolactic bacteria cultures are known by winemakers worldwide for their high cell viability (106 cells per ml of wine) and fast, consistent results.

     ▪ Viniflora CH16 is the most widely used bacteria for high alcohol red wines
     ▪ Appropriate for red wines up to 16% alcohol
     ▪ Low volatile acidity production
     ▪ Produces a clean and classic flavor/aroma profile
     ▪ Viniflora freeze-dried cultures are adapted for direct inoculation into wine. Rehydration is not required.
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Available Pouch Sizes to Treat: 66 gal, 660 gal and 6,600 gal
 
 

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Master the Completion of MLF with Viniflora Oenos
07 October, 2016

Chr. Hansen

As the world leader in bacterial cultures for food industries, Chr. Hansen has committed Research and Development and advanced production resources to providing the best malolactic bacterial cultures to the wine industry. Chr. Hansen preparations are not only tested for viability, but each batch is also tested for the cell’s ability to covert malic acid to lactic acid (the ‘Malic Acid Conversion Capacity Test’). Chr. Hansen is the only company that utilizes the ‘MACC’ test as a quality control parameter for each batch produced. 

Viniflora® Oenos is a freeze-dried, direct inoculation starter culture of Oenococcus oeni. It has an excellent all around tolerance towards pH, alcohol, temperature and SO2.

      ▪ Viniflora Oenos is recommended for white and red wines

      ▪ This strain is pH tolerant to 3.3, total SOto 40 ppm (white wine) and 70 ppm (red wine), temperature 62 - 77 ͦ F
         and alcohol to 14% (v/v)

       ▪ Low level of volatile acidity

       ▪ Pouch size availability - 66 gal, 660 gal and 6,600 gal dose.

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Gusmer Offers Full Line of Oak Alternatives!
22 September, 2016

Oak

Arôbois French Oak Alternatives
Arôbois’ new Arôneo range of French oak chips, produced through a truly innovated process, are distinctly flavorful and aromatic.  Available in four different grades, each with a different contribution to the structure and organoleptic profile of wine. 

  • Douceur – caramel, vanilla, sweetness
  • Equilibre – licorice, silky tannins
  • Fraicheur – spice, length
  • Intense – almond, cocoa, roundness 

Learn more about Arobois Oak

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Gusmer Oak-Mor & Oak Avantage Oak Alternatives
Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of oak products for the wine industry. As a pioneer in the oak adjunct market, Gusmer introduced the use of Oak-Mor granular oak to the winemaking process in the early 1970’s. With the launch of our Oak Avantage, we now offer a wide range of chips and granular oak products to wineries worldwide.

Gusmer is uncompromising in raw material selection. Only the highest quality American and French oak from premium heartwood qualifies for our programs. Our proprietary toasting process brings out very distinct oak attributes, such as vanilla, butterscotch, clove, smoke, and others. Consistent, predictable results are the hallmark of Gusmer’s oak program, offering only the finest oak adjuncts.

Learn more about Oak-Mor & Oak Avantage

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Chr. Hansen non-Saccaromyces Yeast - Get the Best from Your Wines!
08 September, 2016

Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen led the charge in the development of non-Saccharomyces yeast strains with the creation of their screening and selection programs of non-Saccharomyces yeast over a decade ago. Since then, three pure culture strains, and three mixed culture preparations have become widely utilized in winemaking. Known for distinct and complex flavors and aromas, and increased mouthfeel, the Chr. Hansen non-Saccharomyces yeast are an excellent means to accentuate quality and produce unique wines. Chr. Hansen’s non-Saccharomyces yeast is a great tool for progressive winemakers in the creation of outstanding wines.

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MicroEssentials Oenos: Nutrients for Malolactic Bacteria
26 August, 2016

Oenos

MicroEssentials™ Oenos is a complex nutrient that was developed specifically for malolactic fermentations, and is a rich source of amino acids, peptides, B-complex vitamins and trace minerals.

Three Bacteria Nutrient Facts

  • Nutritional requirements are different for bacteria than for yeast. Unlike yeast, bacteria can neither store nor synthesize all essential amino acids required for growth. Therefore nutrients must be available from the environment.
  • Post alcoholic fermentation wines can often be nutrient deficient due to nutrient utilization by yeast… and yeast are often slow to lyse and release nutrients back into the wines after fermentation.
  • Nutritional depletion can stall or cause sluggish malolactic fermentations. Nutrient supplementation during the bacterial inoculation can enhance the growing conditions and speed the malolactic fermentation.

MicroEssentials Oenos is strongly recommended for wines that present challenging conditions, such as high S02,high alcohol, low pH.

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Phil Chou Joins Gusmer Team as New R&D Applications Specialist
19 August, 2016

 

Press Release – August 2016                                      

We are excited to also announce that Phil Chou has joined Gusmer as an R&D Applications Specialist. In his role, Phil will leverage his strong technical experience in wine and brewing in developing new processing capabilities and consulting on new application opportunities with a chemistry focus. Phil’s technical background includes a PhD in chemistry with focused work worked in the wine and beer industry for many years, in flavor chemistries and new analytical technologies. Phil started with Gusmer on May 16 and is located in our Fresno, CA facility.


Does your wine have the nutrients it takes to go the distance?
11 August, 2016

MicroEssentials

Gusmer’s MicroEssentials™ fermentation nutrients include a complete range of supplements for yeast rehydration, primary fermentation and malolactic fermentation. Based on the latest research, our formulations contain premium ingredients that impart highly refined polypeptides, amino acids, essential vitamins, minerals and yeast survival factors, for a rich source of compounds that are highly assimilable by yeast and bacteria. Used to support cell growth, general metabolism, protein synthesis and alcohol tolerance, these nutrients contribute greatly to healthy fermentations and help guard against the formation of hydrogen sulfide and other unwanted metabolites.

MicroEssentials fermentation nutrients comply fully with the TTB regulations and are produced locally in our own facility, under GMP conditions.

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H2S - Prevention is the Best Cure!
29 July, 2016

Renaissance Yeast

Hydrogen sulfide is produced by most strains of Saccharomyces during fermentation in trace amounts - below sensory threshold levels. The effects of hydrogen sulfide are obvious at higher levels, but at levels below sensory threshold, hydrogen sulfide leads to “closed or masked” wines, hindering the full expression of flavor and aroma compounds. In contrast, wines are much more “open and bright” when trace amounts of hydrogen sulfide are not present. Renaissance Yeast have the natural inability to produce hydrogen sulfide.

Renaissance Yeast is a selection of yeast strains based on the strain UCD932 (from the University of California, Davis), which was isolated from a vineyard in Italy and has the natural inability to produce hydrogen sulfide in grape must. Through natural breeding techniques (non-GMO), UCD932 was crossbred with classic wine strains to produce progeny strains that have all of the desired characteristics of the parent strains and the inability to produce hydrogen sulfide.

  • Excellent fermentation kinetics and organoleptic characteristics
  • The natural inability to produce hydrogen sulfide 
  • Wines with full expression of flavors and aromas

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Powerful Tools to Control ML Fermentation
15 July, 2016

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The MACC TEST - another powerful tool from Chr. Hansen to assure malolactic fermentation

Chr. Hansen's Viniflora® direct inoculation malolactic bacteria is convenient to use and represent the highest quality available on the market.

Chr. Hansen’s scientists have developed a unique method which measures the bacteria’s ability to convert malic acid to lactic acid, known as the ‘Malic Acid Conversion Capacity' test. This is one of many quality control parameters by which every batch of Viniflora bacteria is tested.

It’s this dedication to quality that makes Viniflora the most widely used malolactic bacteria in the industry.

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Peter Sommer Joins Gusmer Enterprises
29 June, 2016

Press Release – June 2016

 

Gusmer Enterprises is excited to announce that Peter Sommer has joined Gusmer as our Biological Products Technical Manager.  In this role he will be responsible for development and support of Gusmer’s manufactured biological products as well as providing the technical support of the products we represent through our supplier partnerships.  Peter brings an impressive background including a PhD in microbiology and vast experience in new product development and application support of fermentation processes, particularly wine.  Peter started with Gusmer on May 1 and will be relocating to our Fresno, CA facility in August.

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Gusmer Releases NEW 2016-17 Wine Catalog - Download Today!
16 June, 2016

Wine Catalog

Gusmer Enterprises is excited to announce the release of its NEW 2016-2017 Wine Catalog! Come download your digital copy and see new products that Gusmer is offering. Watch the mail for your printed catalog in the coming weeks. If you are not already on our mailing list please contact us here.

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*This PDF catalog is interactive. Starting on page 2, you’ll see “View Table of Contents” in the top right or left corner.  Clicking on this will direct you to the table of contents page, which will direct you to an individual page by clicking on the item of interest in the table of contents. Also, clicking on the subject bar, on the outside of the page, will take you to a specific section within the catalog.

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OenoFoss Analytical Platform – Limited Time Promo
03 June, 2016

OenoFoss

LIMITED TIME OENOFOSS PROMOTION: OF16PROMO

Order an OenoFoss Before July 15, 2016 to
Receive an Additional FREE Calibration Upgrade*

Additional free calibration upgrade to be chosen from: Must Upgrade or FW Upgrade

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TheOenoFoss FTIR-based analytical platform allows fast, real time monitoring of your wine's key parameters.

  • FTIR requires no reagents or consumables to purchase
  • Two minutes per test for all parameters together
  • No need to ship sample

The OenoFoss offers significant savings that will pay for itself and gives the additional flexibility of immediate results and unlimited testing on your schedule.

  • A few drops of juice, fermenting juice, or wine is all that's needed for analysis
  • Test every barrel or accurately monitor fermentations
  • Save tens of thousands of dollars annually in outsourced testing costs

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*An order requires receipt of signed sales agreement and deposit

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Faster Clarification for Flotation with Novozymes VinoClear Classic [Watch Seminar Video]
20 May, 2016

Novozymes
Enological enzymes have proven their value in wineries around the world to support the winemaking process to achieve desired and reliable results. VinoClear Classic is a proven performer with excellent application in flotation systems. Great for thermotreated wine must clarification, too.
  • Provides quick and complete must depectinization essential prior to flotation
  • Reduces must viscosity to promote faster migration of solids to the top of the flotation vessel, increasing yields and equipment throughput capacity
  • Reduce or eliminate gelatin, bentonite or silica use
  • Clarify at least 2 times more juice during harvest using the same tank equipment
  • Allows you to start fermentation much earlier, preserving aroma and quality
  • Reduce volume of gross lees by 30 - 50%

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"Optimizing must clarification with flotation and proper enzyme utilization"


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www.GusmerWine.com


Gusmer Analytical Services - Juice & Wine Panels $40
09 May, 2016

Gusmer Napa & Sonoma Store

Complete and accurate juice and wine panels (including SO2), fast turn-around, provided by our OenoFoss and WineScan. New pricing on the FOSS WineScan available at the Gusmer Napa Lab & Gusmer Sonoma Store. Prices start at $40/panel for wine and juice samples! Please call (707.224.7903 - Napa) or (707.836.1056 - Windsor, Sonoma County) for more information.

  • Grape and Juice Panel
    Analysis includes: Brix, pH, Volatile Acid, Total Acid, Malic Acid, NOPA, Ammonia, & YAN
  •  Wine Panel
    Analysis includes: Glucose+Fructose, pH, Total Acid, Malic Acid, Volatile Acid, Ethanol, Free and Total SO2

FTIR technology by FOSS includes the OenoFoss and the WineScan; they are the leading analytical technology in the wine industry and outsourced analytical labs all over the world.

Gusmer Napa - 640-D Airpark Road, Napa, CA 94558  707.224.7903 Map
Gusmer Sonoma Store - 9025 Old Redwood Hwy, Suite C,  Windsor, CA 95492  707.836.1056 Map

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Covering your Filtration needs with Gusmer Filter Sheets & Stacks!
22 April, 2016

Filtration

CSF Filter Sheets
Gusmer’s CSF (Crystalline Silica Free) filter sheets have been formulated to be free of crystalline silica, yet offer the same outstanding performance of conventional diatomaceous earth based filter sheet media.  The CSF series utilizes specially sourced diatomaceous earth that is free of crystalline silica and other impurities, which not only makes for safer handling, but also is more neutral in flavors and aromas.  Available in a full range of grades and sizes, the CSF filter sheet series is widely used for clarification and bioburden reduction in all aspects of wine processing. More Info

Cellu-Stack® Lenticular Filter Cartridges
Gusmer’s Cellu-Stack filters are a convenient way to utilize depth filter sheet media in an enclosed housing. Available is a full range of grades, these filter cartridges can be used for coarse, polish, and presterile filtration applications. More Info

Both the CSF filter sheets and Cellu-Stack filter cartridges are stocked in the common grades and sizes and are available for immediate shipment.

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New Special 2016 Pricing on Bucher Vaslin Cross Flow Systems
11 April, 2016

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Bucher Vaslin has become the leader in cross flow filtration with innovations that allow winemakers to process juice, wine, and lees without the need for diatomaceous earth.

The Bucher cross flow features an organic hollow fiber membrane that allows for brilliantly filtered wine or juice, while limiting the retention of desirable polyphenols and polysaccharides. 

The complete and fully automated nature of the Bucher Vaslin cross flow is perhaps its greatest feature.
   • Units come turn-key with easy to use onboard controls and feature full automation; including
      for backflushing, cleaning, and sanitation.
   • Units include built in turbidimeter, water prefiltration module, onboard CIP pumps, and all
      required accessories which are fully integrated for efficient operation.
   • The system automatically maintains a very low pressure (0.7 bar maximum) to preserve
      wine quality

Contact Gusmer today sales@gusmerenterprises.com to learn more about out special 2016 pricing!

Gusmer is the local authorized service agent for Bucher Vaslin cross flow systems.

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Use the Wine Industry’s Most Trusted Sterile Membrane for This Year’s Bottling
23 March, 2016

millipore

 What final membrane is best for your winery?

 PVDF cartridges provide many critical advantages over PES cartridge filters.

 The Vitipore II PVDF final membrane offers:
     • Lowest protein and color binding
     • Highest membrane area and number of pleats per device
     • Most throughput
     • Only major symmetric wine membrane
     • Higher membrane robustness and stress tolerance
     • Most reliable integrity testing

Total Cost of Filtration:

An efficient winery must operate on a Total Cost of Filtration basis. This method of operating recognizes that superior filter performance will yield better process economics over time.

A Total Cost of Filtration approach also recognizes that factors influenced by filter performance are often more costly than the filters themselves. These factors include:
     • Filter Cartridge Cost
     • Wine Lost or Damaged
     • Bottling Line Downtime and Labor
     • Cleaning and Sterilization Water and Chemicals
     • Quality Assurance Personnel and Materials
     • Product Holds
     • Product Spoilage and Recalls 

A high quality filter cartridge is key to maximizing total throughput and reducing the Total Cost of Filtration.

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Gusmer Filtration: Filter Sheets & Stacks
09 March, 2016

filtration

Gusmer Cellupore CSF Filter Sheet Series
Gusmer’s newly developed range of filter sheet media, the Crystalline Silica Free (CSF) filter series, has been designed and formulated to be free of crystalline silica, yet offer the same outstanding performance of conventional diatomaceous earth based filter sheet media.  The CSF series utilizes specially sourced diatomaceous earth that is free of crystalline silica and other impurities, which not only makes for safer handling, but also more neutral in flavors and aromas.  Available in a full range of grades and sizes, the CSF series can be relied on for all aspects of wine processing.

Application Guide

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Gusmer Cellu-Stack Filters
Gusmer Enterprises’ Cellu-Stacks are a convenient way to utilize depth filtration media in an enclosed system. Offered in all Gusmer media grades, these stack filters can be used for coarse, fine, and presterile filtration in numerous filtration applications.

                •    Full range of filter media grades with high adsorptive and retention properties
                •    Clean and safe filtration method with elevated pressures, temperatures, etc.
                •    Convenient operation with short setup or changeover times
                •    Small process footprint
                •    Designed to conform with GMP
                •    Highly economical with minimal maintenance and low operating costs
                •    Protection of filtrate against spoilage in an enclosed depth filtration system

product info 
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Maintain the Highest Wine Quality with Bucher Vaslin Cross Flow Filters
26 February, 2016

bucher

Bucher Vaslin has become the leader in cross flow filtration with innovations that allow winemakers to process juice, wine, and lees without the need for diatomaceous earth.

The Bucher cross flow features an organic hollow fiber membrane that allows for brilliantly filtered wine or juice, while limiting the retention of desirable polyphenols and polysaccharides.  

The complete and fully automated nature of the Bucher Vaslin cross flow is perhaps its greatest feature.
   • Units come turn-key with easy to use onboard controls and feature full automation; including
      for backflushing, cleaning, and sanitation. 
   • Units include built in turbidimeter, water prefiltration module, onboard CIP pumps, and all
      required accessories which are fully integrated for efficient operation.
   • The system automatically maintains a very low pressure (0.7 bar maximum) to preserve
      wine quality 

 Gusmer is the local authorized service agent for Bucher Vaslin cross flow systems.

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NEW French Oak Alternatives!
15 February, 2016

Oak

Gusmer Enterprises is pleased to be named as the exclusive distributor for Arôbois French Oak Alternatives to wineries in the U.S.A 

 Arôbois’ new Arôneo range of French oak chips, produced through a truly innovated process, are distinctly flavorful and aromatic.  Available in four different grades, each with a different contribution to the structure and organoleptic profile of wine. 

  • Douceur (Sweetness) – caramel, vanilla, sweetness
  • Equilibre (Balance) – licorice, silky tannins
  • Fraicheur (Fresh) – spice, length
  • Intense (Intense) – almond, cocoa, roundness 

Visit Gusmer's website to download the Product Data Sheet.

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New Year, New Website! Visit Gusmer at Unified - Booth #1004
15 January, 2016

New Website

We are excited to announce that our new website is up and running! Click here to explore our new site which aims to create a user friendly experience with  easy access to all of Gusmer’s products and services.  Don’t forget you can also get the latest Gusmer News and Events on Social Media.

Visit us at the Unified Wine&Grape Symposium Booth #1004 to see all the latest products from Gusmer Enterprises!
Wine Website

www.GusmerWine.com


New Gusmer Enterprises Website Is Here...
21 December, 2015

Website

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Gusmer Enterprises Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website. Our goal with the new website is to provide our current and future customers a user-friendly experience along with easy access to all of the latest information on Gusmer’s products and services.  Come see our new website at www.gusmerenterprises.com.  We hope you enjoy our new site, if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions please feel free to contact us

From all of us at Gusmer Enterprises Inc, we would like to
wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! 

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A high quality filter cartridge is key to maximizing total throughput and reducing the Total Cost of Filtration
03 December, 2015

Filtration

What final membrane is best for your winery?

PVDF cartridges provide many critical advantages over PES cartridge filters.

• The Vitipore II PVDF final membrane offers:
     • Lowest protein and color binding
     • Highest membrane area and number of pleats per device
     • Most throughput
     • Only major symmetric wine membrane
     • Higher membrane robustness and stress tolerance
     • Most reliable integrity testing

Total Cost of Filtration:

An efficient winery must operate on a Total Cost of Filtration basis. This method of operating recognizes that superior filter performance will yield better process economics over time.

A Total Cost of Filtration approach also recognizes that factors influenced by filter performance are often more costly than the filters themselves. These factors include:
     • Filter Cartridge Cost
     • Wine Lost or Damaged
     • Bottling Line Downtime and Labor
     • Cleaning and Sterilization Water and Chemicals
     • Quality Assurance Personnel and Materials
     • Product Holds
     • Product Spoilage and Recalls

A high quality filter cartridge is key to maximizing total throughput and reducing the Total Cost of Filtration.

Filtration


OenoFoss: Year End Special Pricing - See Demo at WIN Expo
20 November, 2015

OenoFoss

SPECIAL 2015 YEAR END PRICING AND QUARTERLY INCENTIVES, 
INQUIRE TODAY FOR A QUOTE!
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 The OenoFoss FTIR-based analytical platform allows fast, real-time monitoring of your juice, fermenting juice and wine's key parameters.

• FTIR requires no reagents or consumables to purchase
• Two minutes per test for all parameters together
• No need to ship samples

The OenoFoss offers significant savings that will pay for itself and gives the additional flexibility of immediate results and unlimited testing on your schedule.

• A few drops of juice, fermenting juice, or wine is all that's needed for analysis
• Test every barrel
• Save tens of thousands of dollars annually in outsourced testing costs Join the thousands of customers around the world using the OenoFoss to save money, speed results, increase sampling sizes, and improve your wines.

Click here to view the demo, customer testimonial and product sheet on the OneoFoss.

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Gusmer Filtration: Filter Sheets & Stacks
06 November, 2015

Filtration

Gusmer Cellupore CSF Filter Sheet Series
Gusmer’s newly developed range of filter sheet media, the Crystalline Silica Free (CSF) filter series, has been designed and formulated to be free of crystalline silica, yet offer the same outstanding performance of conventional diatomaceous earth based filter sheet media.  The CSF series utilizes specially sourced diatomaceous earth that is free of crystalline silica and other impurities, which not only makes for safer handling, but also more neutral in flavors and aromas.  Available in a full range of grades and sizes, the CSF series can be relied on for all aspects of wine processing.

Application Guide
Filter Sheets

Charts

Gusmer Cellu-Stack Filters
Gusmer Enterprises’ Cellu-Stacks are a convenient way to utilize depth filtration media in an enclosed system. Offered in all Gusmer media grades, these stack filters can be used for coarse, fine, and presterile filtration in numerous filtration applications.

                •    Full range of filter media grades with high adsorptive and retention properties
                •    Clean and safe filtration method with elevated pressures, temperatures, etc.
                •    Convenient operation with short setup or changeover times
                •    Small process footprint
                •    Designed to conform with GMP
                •    Highly economical with minimal maintenance and low operating costs
                •    Protection of filtrate against spoilage in an enclosed depth filtration system

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Gusmer offers a full line of Oak Adjuncts
26 October, 2015

Oak

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of oak products for the wine industry. As a pioneer in the oak adjunct market, Gusmer introduced the use of Oak-Mor granular oak to the winemaking process in the early 1970’s. With the launch of our Oak Avantage, we now offer a wide range of chips and granular oak products to wineries worldwide.

Gusmer is uncompromising in raw material selection. Only the highest quality American and French oak from premium heartwood qualifies for our programs. Our proprietary toasting process brings out very distinct oak attributes, such as vanilla, butterscotch, clove, smoke, and others. Consistent, predictable results are the hallmark of Gusmer’s oak program, offering only the finest oak adjuncts.

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WineScan Analysis Now Available at Gusmer Sonoma Store!
12 October, 2015

WineScan

We’re excited to announce the expansion of our analytical services at our Sonoma Store with the addition a new FOSS WineScan.  Complete wine panels, including free and total SO2, all for $40.00 per panel.

FTIR technology by the FOSS WineScan is the leading analytical technology trusted by wineries and wine laboratories throughout the world.

FOSS Wine Panel

    -  Price: $40 per Sample
    -  Same Day Turnaround
    -  Parameters include: Alcohol, pH, TA, VA, Malic, Glu/Fru, Free/Total SO2

Learn more about FOSS WineScan Technology
WineScan YouTube

Gusmer Sonoma Store
9025 Old Redwood Hwy, Suite C
Windsor, CA 95492
707.836.1056
SonomaStore@gusmerenterprises.com


Master the Completion of MLF with Viniflora Oenos
25 September, 2015

Viniflora

As the world leader in bacterial cultures for food industries, Chr. Hansen has committed Research and Development and advanced production resources to providing the best malolactic bacterial cultures to the wine industry. Chr. Hansen preparations are not only tested for viability, but each batch is also tested for the cell’s ability to covert malic acid to lactic acid (the ‘Malic Acid Conversion Capacity Test’). Chr. Hansen is the only company that utilizes the ‘MACC’ test as a quality control parameter for each batch produced. 

Viniflora® Oenos is a freeze-dried, direct inoculation starter culture of Oenococcus oeni. It has an excellent all around tolerance towards pH, alcohol, temperature and SO2.

      ▪ Viniflora Oenos is recommended for white and red wines

      ▪ This strain is pH tolerant to 3.3, total SO2to 40 ppm (white wine) and 70 ppm (red wine), temperature 62 - 77 ͦ F
         and alcohol to 14% (v/v)

       ▪ Low level of volatile acidity

       ▪ Pouch size availability - 66 gal, 660 gal and 6,600 gal dose.

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Take Control of Malolactic Fermentation
11 September, 2015

ML Bacteria Fermentation

High Alcohol or Challenging Malolactic Fermentations? 

Chr. Hansen Viniflora® CH16 - for optimal control over Malolactic Fermentation.

Chr. Hansen’s Viniflora malolactic bacteria cultures are known by winemakers worldwide for their high cell viability (106 cells per ml of wine) and fast, consistent results. 

    ▪ Viniflora CH16 is the most widely used bacteria for high alcohol red wines
    ▪ Appropriate for red wines up to 16% alcohol
    ▪ Low volatile acidity production 
    ▪ Produces a clean and classic flavor/aroma profile
    ▪ Viniflora freeze-dried cultures are adapted for direct inoculation into wine. Rehydration is not required.

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Enhance Color and Flavor in Premium Red Wines
28 August, 2015

Red Wine

Enological enzymes have proven their value in wineries around the world to achieve desired and reliable results. Vinozym® Vintage FCE helps open cell walls for a more gentle phenolic extraction and enhanced soft tannin extraction without increasing astringency. Ease color extraction and improve color stability by up to 20%

  • Unique enzyme activity liberates polysaccharides, soft tannins and anthocyanins early in the maceration period, minimizing maceration time by 30%
  • Increase the free-run wine release at the end of fermentation by 5-10%
  • Produce wine with more structure and mouthfeel

Novozymes enological enzymes are highly purified to control cinnamyl esterase activity and preserve delicate wine aromas.

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Chance to Win a $100 VISA Gift Card by Taking a Brief Survey on Cross Flow Filtration
12 August, 2015

Bucher Vaslin

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this brief (three minute) survey. The survey is designed to gain additional insight into market needs and desires regarding cross flow filtration. All information will be kept confidential and is only being used for internal market research.  No one will contact you as a result of the survey, unless otherwise requested.  

Please enter your email address at the end of the survey for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card!
Contest Ends 8/31/15

CLICK HERE TO START SURVEY

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Watch how the Bucher Vaslin Cross Flow System works

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August is National Yeast Nutrient Month!
12 August, 2015

Yeast

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Today's Five Yeast Nutrient Facts 

  • Nitrogen, the most important yeast nutrient, has a significant impact on wine fermentation. 
  • Low nitrogen levels can result in stuck or sluggish fermentations, the development of hydrogen sulfide and a reduction in the true expression of the yeast strain and grape varietal.
  • Thirty years ago the wine industry standard for nutrient supplementation was DAP as an inorganic nitrogen source. That lead to the further understanding of supplementation with complex nutrients, rich in organic nitrogen, as well as vitamins/minerals and other essentials.
  • Today the options for fermentation nutrient supplementation focuses on assimilable nutrient components, rich in highly refined polypeptides and amino acids, vitamins/minerals, yeast survival factors – in addition to the point and rate of supplementation.
  • Gusmer’s MicroEssentials nutrient formulations are based on the latest research and produced from premium ingredients all selected to be highly assimilable by yeast and bacteria. Available in both a powder and time-release tablet format, MicroEssentials nutrients offer solutions for nutrient supplementation at inoculation and incrementally throughout the fermentation.

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Powerful Tools to Control ML Fermentation
06 July, 2015

ML Bacteria

The MACC TEST - another powerful tool from Chr. Hansen to assure malolactic fermentation

Chr. Hansen's Viniflora® direct inoculation malolactic bacteria is convenient to use and represent the highest quality available on the market.

Chr. Hansen’s scientists have developed a unique method which measures the bacteria’s ability to convert malic acid to lactic acid, known as the ‘Malic Acid Conversion Capacity' test. This is one of many quality control parameters by which every batch of Viniflora bacteria is tested.

It’s this dedication to quality that makes Viniflora the most widely used malolactic bacteria in the industry.

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Free Sample: Renaissance Yeast 500 gram pack!
22 June, 2015

Renaissance Challenge

Renaissance Yeast is a research and development oriented company that is dedicated to developing premium yeast strains that address some of the wine industry’s most important fermentation challenges. Renaissance has developed a new family of premium wine yeast strains that have excellent fermentation kinetics and organoleptic characteristics, and natural inability to produce hydrogen sulfide in grape musts... all of the attributes that are so important to today’s winemakers – plus the natural prevention of hydrogen sulfide.

Try a Renaissance Yeast strain next to your current strain to see the difference. We are so confident that you will like the results, that we will give you a free 500 gram pack to take the Renaissance challenge.Click here www.gusmerenterprises.com/renaissancechallenge to request a 500 gram pack of one of the following four strains. 

Download our new 2015-16 catalog to learn more about each strain.

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Click the video below to watch “The latest research in hydrogen sulfide production during fermentation and how yeast metabolism can change the game”, presented by Dr. Matthew Dahabieh, Head of Research at Renaissance Yeast.

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Gusmer releases NEW 2015-16 Wine Catalog - Download Today!
08 June, 2015

Catalog 2015-16

Gusmer Enterprises is excited to announce the release of its new 2015-2016 Wine Catalog! Come download your digital copy and see new products that Gusmer is offering. Watch the mail for your printed catalog in the coming weeks. If you are not already on our mailing list please contact us here.

CLICK HERE to download the digital version of the catalog.

Download

*This PDF catalog is interactive.  Starting on page 1, you’ll see “View Table of Contents” in the top right or left corner.  Clicking on this will direct you to the table of contents page, which will direct you to an individual page by clicking on the item of interest in the table of contents.  Also, clicking on the subject bar, on the outside of the page, will take you to a specific section within the catalog.


A Few Seats Left: Gusmer Enterprises Technical Seminar
23 April, 2015

Gusmer Seminars

The Latest Innovations and Trends for the Upcoming Crush Season - a free, small group, technically based seminar presented by Gusmer Enterprises. Seats are filling up - RSVP by May 1st, 2015.

Four Technical Presentations

The utilization of non-Saccharomyces Yeast, presented by Dr. Hentie Swiegers from Chr. Hansen’s Wine Innovation department.  Dr. Swiegers, former Senior Research Scientist at The Australian Wine Research Institute, will discuss the latest applications of non-Saccharomyces to produce unique and stylistic wines that are redefining winemaking.

The latest research in hydrogen sulfide production during fermentation and how yeast metabolism can change the game, presented by Dr. Matthew Dahabieh, Head of Research at Renaissance BioScience.  Renaissance Yeast is an industry leader in the development of classically bred yeast (non-GMO) based on the latest university research and strain selection.

Optimizing must clarification with flotation and proper enzyme utilization, presented by Adam Vart and Bill Merz.  The ins and outs of must clarification and flotation techniques, and the proper use of enzymes to achieve the desired outcome.

The use of FTIR analysis for grape sampling, juice and fermentation applications, presented by Calvin Watkins and Nate Starbard.  Learn the latest FOSS FTIR analytical platforms and calibrations as applied specifically to harvest.  Monitor the essential parameters for grape harvesting, juice analysis, primary and secondary fermentations, stuck fermentations and more.  


Each of the four sessions is presented in a rotating, small group format with time for questions and answers. Gusmer will also have additional personnel available to answer questions during sessions, during breaks, at the complimentary lunch, or after the program has finished
.

Click here to register or if you have any questions send us an email.

May 11: San Luis Obispo - Embassy Suites: 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 -  805.549.0800
May 12: Lodi - Wine & Roses: 2505 W. Turner Road, Lodi, CA 95242 - 209.334.6988
May 13: Napa - SpringHill Suites: 101 Gateway Road East, Napa, CA 94558 -  707.253.1900
May 14: Sonoma - FountainGrove Inn: 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 -  707.578.6101


NEW Complimentary Technical Wine Seminar: Innovative Technologies for the Crush Season! San Luis Obispo, Lodi, Napa, & Sonoma - Sign up Today
08 April, 2015

Crush Wine Season

The Latest Innovations and Trends for the Upcoming Crush Season - a free, small group, technically based seminar presented by Gusmer Enterprises.

Four Technical Presentations

The utilization of non-Saccharomyces Yeast, presented by Dr. Hentie Swiegers from Chr. Hansen’s Wine Innovation department.  Dr. Swiegers, former Senior Research Scientist at The Australian Wine Research Institute, will discuss the latest applications of non-Saccharomyces to produce unique and stylistic wines that are redefining winemaking.

The latest research in hydrogen sulfide production during fermentation and how yeast metabolism can change the game, presented by Dr. Matthew Dahabieh, Head of Research at Renaissance BioScience.  Renaissance Yeast is an industry leader in the development of classically bred yeast (non-GMO) based on the latest university research and strain selection.

Optimizing must clarification with flotation and proper enzyme utilization, presented by Adam Vart and Bill Merz.  The ins and outs of must clarification and flotation techniques, and the proper use of enzymes to achieve the desired outcome.

The use of FTIR analysis for grape sampling, juice and fermentation applications, presented by Calvin Watkins and Nate Starbard.  Learn the latest FOSS FTIR analytical platforms and calibrations as applied specifically to harvest.  Monitor the essential parameters for grape harvesting, juice analysis, primary and secondary fermentations, stuck fermentations and more.  


Each of the four sessions is presented in a rotating, small group format with time for questions and answers. Gusmer will also have additional personnel available to answer questions during sessions, during breaks, at the complimentary lunch, or after the program has finished
.

Click here to register or if you have any questions send us an email.

May 11: San Luis Obispo - 
Embassy Suites: 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 -  805.549.0800
May 12: Lodi - Wine & Roses: 2505 W. Turner Road, Lodi, CA 95242 - 209.334.6988
May 13: Napa - SpringHill Suites: 101 Gateway Road East, Napa, CA 94558 -  707.253.1900
May 14: Sonoma - FountainGrove Inn: 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 -  707.578.6101


Use the Wine Industry’s Most Trusted Sterile Membrane for This Year’s Bottling
26 March, 2015

filtration

What final membrane is best for your winery?

PVDF cartridges provide many critical advantages over PES cartridge filters.

• The Vitipore II PVDF final membrane offers:
     • Lowest protein and color binding
     • Highest membrane area and number of pleats per device
     • Most throughput
     • Only major symmetric wine membrane
     • Higher membrane robustness and stress tolerance
     • Most reliable integrity testing

Total Cost of Filtration:

An efficient winery must operate on a Total Cost of Filtration basis. This method of operating recognizes that superior filter performance will yield better process economics over time.

A Total Cost of Filtration approach also recognizes that factors influenced by filter performance are often more costly than the filters themselves. These factors include:
     • Filter Cartridge Cost
     • Wine Lost or Damaged
     • Bottling Line Downtime and Labor
     • Cleaning and Sterilization Water and Chemicals
     • Quality Assurance Personnel and Materials
     • Product Holds
     • Product Spoilage and Recalls

A high quality filter cartridge is key to maximizing total throughput and reducing the Total Cost of Filtration.

Filtration Contact


Cross Flow Wine Filtration - Watch the Video
13 March, 2015

Bucher

Bucher Vaslin has become the leader in cross flow filtration with innovations that allow winemakers to process juice, wine, and lees without the need for diatomaceous earth.

The Bucher cross flow unit features an organic hollow fiber membrane made specifically for wine filtration.  This hydrophilic membrane allows for brilliantly filtered wine or juice, while limiting the retention of desirable polyphenols and polysaccharides.  The Bucher system operates at a very low pressure (maximum 0.7 bar), so the quality of the wine is maintained.  The units come turn-key with easy to use onboard controls and feature full automation; including for backflushing, cleaning and sanitation. As a result, The Bucher System is one of the most popular cross flow filters with wineries worldwide.

Bucher Vaslin offers a number of sizing options to accommodate any winery.  The model FX2 starts at 200 gph, and the model FX300 can filter up to 9,000 gph.

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Clean Technology for your Winery - Portable Ozone Sanitizers
02 March, 2015

Ozone

Gusmer Enterprises is pleased to bring Pacific Ozone water saving solutions to the beverage industry. Pacific Ozone is a leading supplier of air-cooled, corona discharge ozone generators and integrated ozone contacting systems. In addition to ozone products, Pacific Ozone offers system integration and engineering support to meet the needs of the beverage industry.

The robust modular components found in Pacific Ozone industrial equipment are also used in the PC16 and PC25 cart systems – including Pacific Ozone’s air-cooled ceramic and titanium reactor with patented Floating Plate Technology™ - an innovative design that neutralizes the air pressure and vacuum stresses on the critical ozone generating component, producing more ozone with less voltage, less weight and at lower operating temperature - assuring long component service life.

The result is a durable, reliable high-output mobile unit that can be used at worksites throughout the winery.

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Gusmer offers a full line of Oak Adjuncts
12 February, 2015

Oak

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of oak products for the wine industry. As a pioneer in the oak adjunct market, Gusmer introduced the use of Oak-Mor granular oak to the winemaking process in the early 1970’s. With the launch of our Oak Avantage, we now offer a wide range of chips and granular oak products to wineries worldwide.

Gusmer is uncompromising in raw material selection. Only the highest quality American and French oak from premium heartwood qualifies for our programs. Our proprietary toasting process brings out very distinct oak attributes, such as vanilla, butterscotch, clove, smoke, and others. Consistent, predictable results are the hallmark of Gusmer’s oak program, offering only the finest oak adjuncts.

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Gusmer Enterprises & Renaissance Yeast coming to CiderCon
02 February, 2015

Renaissance

Gusmer Enterprises is pleased to announce that it has been designated as the exclusive distributor for Renaissance Yeast and the full line of specialty hydrogen sulfide-preventing yeast strains.

This proprietary and novel H2S-preventing technology was discovered by Dr. Linda Bisson at the University of California, Davis. Working under an exclusive license from the University of California, Renaissance Yeast has developed classically bred commercial yeast strains for use in the beverage industry.

Learn more about Renaissance Yeast and preventing H2S during cider fermentation at CiderCon, Gusmer’s booth #110.

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Gusmer Sonoma Store - Open Year-Round, Starting Feb 2nd
19 January, 2015

Sonoma StoreLine

Same Location, New Name -Gusmer Sonoma Store
Gusmer Enterprises is excited to announce the Gusmer Harvest Store now has a new name - Gusmer Sonoma Store. The store will be open year-round Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm starting Monday, Feb 2nd and will be in the same location in Windsor. We will continue to carry quality winemaking supplies and will be stocking additional products to provide you with even better service.

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New Gusmer Sonoma Store Products...
Gusmer Filtration

Gusmer Filter Sheets
The Crystalline Silica Free (CSF) filter series, has been designed and formulated to be free of crystalline silica yet offer the same outstanding performance of conventional filter sheet media.

Gusmer Cellu-Stack® Filters
Gusmer Enterprises’ Cellu-Stacks are a convenient way to utilize depth filtration media in an enclosed cartridge system.

EMD Millipore Filter Cartridges

EMD Millipore filter cartridges for clarification, presterile, and sterile filtration will ensure microbial stability while maintaining quality, clarity, flavor, and aroma.

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Gusmer Sonoma Store
9025 Old Redwood Hwy, Suite C
Windsor, CA 95492
707.836.1056

www.GusmerSonomaStore.com


Win a $90 Gift Card in honor of our 90th Year in Business!
17 December, 2014

Gift Card

In celebration of our 90th year in business, we are giving YOU the opportunity to win a $90 Visa gift card! In order to be entered in the random drawing for a $90 Visa gift card click the below link and share with us your favorite story of how Gusmer products have benefited you and your business. The drawing will be held on December 31st 2014, and the winners will be notified via email.

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Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. Corporate Video:
A look at the past, present & future

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Bucher Vaslin, Cross Flow Wine Filtration - Watch the Video
08 December, 2014

Cross Flow

Bucher Vaslin has become the leader in cross flow filtration with innovations that allow winemakers to process juice, wine, and lees without the need for diatomaceous earth.

The critical component to the Bucher Cross Flow Filter is the .2 micron polyethersulfone (PES) membrane made specifically for wine filtration.  This hydrophilic membrane allows for brilliantly filtered wine or juice, while limiting the retention of desirable polyphenols and polysaccharides.  The Bucher system also operates at a very low pressure (maximum 0.7 bar), so the quality of the wine is maintained.  As a result, The Bucher System is one on the most popular cross flow filters with wineries worldwide.

Bucher Vaslin offers a number of sizing options to accommodate any sized winery.  The model FX2 starts at 200 gph, and the model FX300 can filter up to 9,000 gph.  All of the Bucher Cross Flow Filters are fully automated, making the operation simple and very user friendly. 

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OenoFoss - Special Year End Pricing - LIMITED TIME ONLY
25 November, 2014

OenoFoss

GET BOTH 2014 PRICING AND AN ADDITIONAL 5% DISCOUNT FOR ORDERS PLACED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR (PROMO: OF1410)


The OenoFoss FTIR-based analytical platform allows fast, real-time monitoring of your juice, fermenting juice and wine's key parameters.

  •   FTIR requires no reagents or consumables to purchase
  •   Two minutes per test for all parameters together
  •   No need to ship samples

The OenoFoss offers significant savings that will pay for itself and gives the additional flexibility of immediate results and unlimited testing on your schedule.

  •  A few drops of juice, fermenting juice, or wine is all that's needed for analysis
  •  Test every barrel
  •  Save tens of thousands of dollars annually in outsourced testing costs

Join the thousands of customers around the world using the OenoFoss to save money, speed results, increase sampling sizes, and improve your wines.

Click here to view the demo, customer testimonial and product sheet on the OneoFoss.

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Filter Sheets and Lenticular Filter Cartridges
07 November, 2014

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Gusmer Cellupore CSF Filter Sheet Series

Gusmer’s newly developed range of filter sheet media, the Crystalline Silica Free (CSF) filter series, has been designed and formulated to be free of crystalline silica, yet offer the same outstanding performance of conventional diatomaceous earth based filter sheet media.  The CSF series utilizes specially sourced diatomaceous earth that is free of crystalline silica and other impurities, which not only makes for safer handling, but also more neutral in flavors and aromas.  Available is a full range of grades and sizes, the CSF series can be relied on for all aspects of wine processing. 

Gusmer Cellu-Stack Filters

Gusmer Enterprises’ Cellu-Stacks are a convenient way to utilize depth filtration media in an enclosed system. Offered in all Gusmer media grades, these stack filters can be used for coarse, fine, and presterile filtration in numerous filtration applications.
                •              Full range of filter media grades with high adsorptive and retention properties
                •              Clean and safe filtration method with elevated pressures, temperatures, etc.
                •              Convenient operation with short setup or changeover times
                •              Small process footprint
                •              Designed to conform with GMP
                •              Highly economical with minimal maintenance and low operating costs
                •              Protection of filtrate against spoilage in an enclosed depth filtration system

Contact your Gusmer representative for the optimal grade selection for your filtration application.

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Powerful Tools to Control ML Fermentation
24 October, 2014

Chr Hansen Vinaflora

Malolactic Bacteria Strains
With Chr. Hansen direct inoculation cultures of Oenococcus oeni, no starter preparation is needed. Just add the product directly from the bag to the must or wine. Available as a freeze dried product in small, medium and large pack sizes to treat 66 gallons, 660 gallons and 6,600 gallons, respectively.

Viniflora® CH16

  • Ability to ferment at high alcohol levels
  • Very effective at fermenting red wines and not producing high levels of VA



Additional Malolactic Bacteria Strains

Chr. Hansen offers addtional malolactic bacteria strains including: Vinaflora CH35, Vinaflora CiNe, CH 11, Vinaflora Oenos and Vinaflora Oenos 2.0. Click here for additional details on these products.

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Offering Superior Products, Analytical Services and Technical Support for Harvest Season
10 October, 2014

Fermentation / Processing Aids / Filtration / Oak Products 
Laboratory and Analytical Equipment / Wine Hose /Analytical Services

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Product Spotlight: Vinozym® Vintage FCE

For Ultra Premium Red Wines

  • Liberates tannins, anthocyanins, and polysaccharides early in the maceration period

  • Enhances color, structure, and mouthfeel
  • Purified to control cinnamyl esterase and beta-glucosidase activities (preserves aromas and color)

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Gusmer Napa Analytical Services

Our laboratory is equipped with the latest analytical instruments and staffed with a diverse group of TTB Certified technicians. We ensure the quality of our services by being a member of the World Wide Inter Lab Testing program, which is endorsed by the ASEV. Our team has expertise in Analytical Chemistry, Enology, Microbiology, Food Science and Applied BioTechnology. If our lab helps you identify a wine problem, we often have information on products, technology or operations that can help resolve that problem.

Gusmer Napa: 
640-D Airpark Road.  Napa, CA 94558
707.224.7903

 
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Chr. Hansen Wins Prestigious Award
26 September, 2014

Chr Hansen Award

Gusmer Enterprises congratulates Chr. Hansen, recipient of the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2014 New Product Innovation Leadership Award for Viniflora® non-Saccharomyces yeast and direct inoculation malolactic bacteria.

Gusmer Enterprises is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Chr. Hansen’s fermentation products since 1999.

Read the full Frost & Sullivan press release here. 

Award

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New – Specialized Yeast from Renaissance
15 August, 2014

Renaissance Yeast

Hydrogen Sulfide Preventing Yeast

There are several sources of hydrogen sulfide in wine fermentation, all of which culminate through the sulfate reduction pathway in yeast metabolism.  Most frequently hydrogen sulfide is an intermediate in the biosynthesis of Methionine and Cysteine, which are two amino acids required for cell growth and function. 

The strain UCD 932, a unique wine yeast recently isolated from grape must by the University of California, Davis, that is naturally incapable of producing hydrogen sulfide, has been commercialized by Renaissance Yeast through the development of four new strains.  Parent strains were selected for their favorable attributes in wine fermentation and crossbred with UCD 932 through conventional (non-GMO) breeding techniques to produce progeny with the desirable traits of the parent cells and the natural inability to produce hydrogen sulfide.

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Allegro product sheet       Vivace product sheet       Maestoso product sheet       Andante product sheet

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Optimizing Alcoholic Fermentations
04 August, 2014

MicroEssentials

Fermentation Nutrition Management 

Limited nitrogen content of grape must has been recognized as a cause of problematic fermentations. Initial low levels of assimilable nitrogen can limit growth and biomass accumulation and can result in the formation of by-products such as hydrogen sulfide. To avoid problematic fermentations, consider supplementing with MicroEssentials Nutrients in your winemaking practices.

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H2S Prevention Is Critical
21 July, 2014

Yeast

Gusmer Enterprises is proud to announce its partnership with Renaissance Yeast Inc., a leader in the development of classical crossbred  H2S-preventing wine yeasts. The H2S-preventing traits in these proprietary and patent-pending wine yeasts were discovered byDr. Linda Bisson and her research team at the University of California, Davis. Renaissance Yeast help winemakers eliminate remediation costs and unmask the wine’s true character and complexity that may be obscured by H2S contamination that naturally occurs as a byproduct of conventional yeast fermentation.

Vivace

Vivace
A wine yeast strain ideal for artisan style sparkling wines, fruit forward grape wines and fruit wines. A rapid, clean fermenter characterized by its ability to work under diverse conditions, this yeast demonstrates strong fermentation kinetics while preserving the fresh fruit character.Download Vivace product sheet.

Allegro

Allegro 
A wine yeast strain well suited for aromatic expression of any white varietals and is capable of delivering soft mouth feel characteristics. Allegro is exceptional at focusing the fruit either alone or as part of a blend, and is an excellent choice for Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.Download Allegro product sheet.

Andante

Andante
A wine yeast that is ideal for red wines and Chardonnay. Produces an intense fruit overture followed by a mild spiciness and a smooth tannin finish. This strain also imparts good mid-palate fullness with color and flavor stability across all varietals.
Download Andante product sheet.

Maestoso

Maestoso
Recommended for the production of quality red wines with high color and good structure. Maestoso provides excellent flavor and aroma in red varietals. Ideal choice for Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc and full-bodied reds. Download Maestoso product sheet.

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Now Hiring - Northwestern Technical Sales Rep
11 July, 2014

Gusmer Enterprises is looking for a Technical Sales Representative for the Northwest region of the United States.  Responsibilities include the promotion, sale, and support of products and services to beverage accounts in the Northwest Region, with the primary territory in Oregon & Colorado.  Beverage accounts include brewery, winery, distillery, and juice accounts.    

For more details visit our website: http://gusmerent.thomaswebs.net/News-Events/northwestjobopening.html


Fast & Effective - Portable Ozone Sanitizers
02 July, 2014

 

 
Pacific Ozone PC16 and PC25 are complete integrated ozone systems on wheels incorporating oxygen feed gas concentrator, air-cooled ozone generator, mass transfer injector, excess ozone destruction and process controls in an all-stainless steel package that can be rolled to worksites throughout the winery to produce a controlled stream of ozonated water wherever it is needed. Ozone enriched water can be applied as a sanitizer to the inside and outside surfaces of tanks, barrels and kegs, on crusher/destemmers, product bins, hoppers, sorting tables, screw conveyors, pressers, tools, walls, floors and drains.

Fast & Effective
Ozone is the fastest, most effective food grade sanitizer available. It kills microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, molds, spores, and viruses quickly at nominal concentrations. 

Safe
Generated and dissolved in water on site and on demand, ozonated water eliminates the storage and handling of concentrated hazardous chemicals.

Reduced Water Use
Conventional sanitizers leave chemical residue and hazardous byproducts that must be removed by rinsing with water. During ozone sanitation, ozone breaks down as oxygen. Ozone sanitation cycles can eliminate rinse cycles, resulting in significant water savings and conservation.

Pacific Ozone PC Series Carts - PC 16
 


Fermentation /  Processing Aids  /  Filtration /  Oak Products
Laboratory & Analytical Equipment /  Wine Hose  /  Analytical Services

www.GusmerWine.com

 


Chr. Hansen's Pure Non-Saccharomyces Yeast...Push beyond the ordinary!
23 June, 2014

Chr Hansen Yeast
Chr Hansen Yeast

Chr. Hansen was the first company to introduce pure strains of non-Saccharomyces yeast into commercial winemaking. Now three strains offered, all of which have been selected for their ability to enhance flavor, aroma and mouthfeel. Use Chr. Hansen non-Saccharomyces yeast in conjunction with your favorite Saccharomyces yeast for distinct wines, reminiscent of a “wild fermentation”, and with complete control.

                              All strains are exclusively available through Gusmer Enterprises, Inc.
Chr. Hansen Yeast

    FrootZen
 

  • Pure culture of Pichia kluyveri
  • High levels of volatile thiols, esters, and terpenes
  • Direct inoculation yeast 
  • Ideal for Merlot, Pinot Noir and classical Chardonnay

  Prelude

  • Pure culture of Torulaspora delbrueckii
  • Heavy producer of mannoproteins / polysaccharides
  • Silky, round wines 
  • Ideal for fruit forward wines such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

   Concerto

  • Pure culture of Kluyveromyces thermotolerans
  • Accentuates red and black fruit, spice
  • Softer palate
  • Ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel

     


Gusmer's New 2014-15 Wine Catalog now available - Download today!
16 June, 2014

Wine Catalog

Gusmer Enterprises is excited to announce the release of its new 2014-2015 Wine Catalog! Come download your digital copy and see new products that Gusmer is offering. Watch the mail for your printed catalog in the coming weeks. If you are not already on our mailing list please contact us here.

Wine Catalog

*This PDF catalog is interactive.  Starting on page 1, you’ll see “View Table of Contents” in the top right or left corner.  Clicking on this will direct you to the table of contents page, which will direct you to an individual page by clicking on the item of interest in the table of contents.  Also, clicking on the subject bar, on the outside of the page, will take you to a specific section within the catalog.

Wine Catalog

 


Limited Time Pre-Crush Promotion - OenoFoss - See Video of How it Works
23 May, 2014

OenoFoss

LIMITED TIME PRE-CRUSH PROMOTIONS - TWO SPECIAL OFFERS

April 14, 2014 - July 1, 2014

OFFER #1

* Order any OenoFoss unit with at least one calibration and receive a free Finished Wine Upgrade - a $800 value.

The Finished Wine Upgrade allows for the independent measurement of glucose and fructose as well as lactic acid in finished wine samples.

*This offer may be combined with Q2 incentive discounts offered separately.

Promo Code: OF14FW
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OFFER #2

*Order any OenoFoss unit with at least two calibrations at MSRP and receive a free Color VIS Module - a $5,730 value. 

The Color VIS module measures the wavelength at three different absorbance levels corresponding to the photographic primary colors (Blue @ 420 nm, Green@ 520 nm, Red@ 620 nm) to give an accurate measure of the wine's visual color and conformity.

*This offer cannot be combined with other incentives offered separately.

Promo Code: OF14CM

OenoFoss Video & Customer Testimonial

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Use the Wine Industry’s Most Trusted Sterile Membrane for This Year’s Bottling
12 May, 2014

Millipore Cartridge

What final membrane is best for your winery?

• PVDF cartridges provide many critical advantages over PES cartridge filters.

• The Vitipore II PVDF final membrane offers:
        • Lowest protein and color binding
        • Highest membrane area and number of pleats per device
        • Most throughput
        • Only major symmetric wine membrane
        • Higher membrane robustness and stress tolerance
        • Most reliable integrity testing

Total Cost of Filtration:

• An efficient winery must operate on a Total Cost of Filtration basis. This method of operating recognizes that superior filter performance will yield better process economics over time.

• A Total Cost of Filtration approach also recognizes that factors influenced by filter performance are often more costly than the filters themselves. These factors include:
        • Filter Cartridge Cost
        • Wine Lost or Damaged
        • Bottling Line Downtime and Labor
        • Cleaning and Sterilization Water and Chemicals
        • Quality Assurance Personnel and Materials
        • Product Holds
        • Product Spoilage and Recalls

• A high quality filter cartridge is key to maximizing total throughput and reducing the Total Cost of Filtration.

Millipore Cartridge


Take Control of your Water Usage! Dinga Water Nozzle on Sale
22 April, 2014

Dinga Water Nozzle

The DINGA water-saving nozzle is tough and has a long service life thanks to its high-quality brass and stainless steel construction. This nozzle cuts water and energy costs and can help the environment by reducing chemical use in the cleaning process. The water jet can be adjusted from a fine mist to a concentrated stream. In addition, it is covered by a rubber jacket that is heat, cold, caustic, acid and scuff resistant.

• Water Temperature: up to 122° F

• Operating Pressure: up to 348 psi

• Water Flow: 6 gallons per minute at 70 psi

Contact Gusmer Enterprises today to order! West Coast: 559-485-2692 / East Coast 908-301-1811


Win a $90 Gift Card in Celebration of 90 Years of Business!
03 April, 2014

90 Years

In celebration of our 90th year in business, we are giving YOU the opportunity to win a $90 Visa gift card! In order to be entered in the random drawing for a $90 Visa gift card click the below link and share with us your favorite story of how Gusmer products have benefited you and your business. The drawing will be held on April 30th, 2014, and the winners will be notified via email.

Keep an eye out for future promotions and contests!


New twist on filter sheets…CSF Filter Series
14 March, 2014

Filter Sheets

Gusmer’s newly developed range of filter sheet media, the Crystalline Silica Free (CSF) filter series, has been designed and formulated to be free of crystalline silica, yet offer the same outstanding performance of conventional diatomaceous earth based filter sheet media.  The CSF series utilizes specially sourced diatomaceous earth that is free of crystalline silica and other impurities, which not only makes for safer handling, but also more neutral in flavors and aromas.  Available is a full range of grades and sizes, the CSF series can be relied on for all aspects of wine processing.  Please contact your Gusmer representative below for more information.

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Gusmer collaborates with Pacific Ozone to bring Portable Ozone Generators to the Wine Industry
26 February, 2014

Pacific Ozone

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Gusmer Enterprises is pleased to announce a collaboration with Pacific Ozone to bring water saving solutions to the beverage industry. Pacific Ozone is a leading supplier of air-cooled, corona discharge ozone generators and integrated ozone contacting systems.  In addition to ozone products, Pacific Ozone offers system integration and engineering support to meet the needs of the wine industry.

Gusmer is offering the PC Series of portable generator carts. Known for its controlled application of ozone solution, the PC Series is ideal for barrel washing, tank sanitization, surface disinfection, and clean-in-place (CIP) of tanks and piping. The PC Series is also being utilized in a growing range of food and beverage applications including brewing and dairy processing.      

To learn more about how Pacific Ozone generators can help your winery please contact Gusmer Enterprises. Gusmer offers a full line of solutions for the wine industry including fermentation and processing aids, filtration media and equipment, analytical products and instrumentation, processing equipment, and analytical laboratory services.

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Last Chance to Register for the East Coast Educational Seminars!
18 February, 2014

Seminars

Please join Gusmer Enterprises for an informational session presented around Process Filtration and Microbial Quality Assurance at Bottling.

Who should attend?
Bottling and Production Managers/Supervisors, QA-QC Managers/Supervisors, Lab Technicians, Sanitation Personnel, Microbiologists, Winemakers and staff.

CLICK HERE for full details and to Register. Locations include: Charlottesville, VA - Lancaster, PA - Lake Geneva, NY


Session 1: Upstream Clarification

  • Learn about new technologies for upstream filtration, as well as optimizing existing processes.
  • Topics include: crossflow filtration, sheet and lenticular clarification, and wine preparation for bottling.

Session 2: Final Bottling Filtration

  • Optimize your final filtration process prior to bottling. Final filtration is the ultimate guarantee of a wine's quality and microbial stability.
  • Topics include: filter and membrane options, running the filtration, integrity testing, and maximizing throughput and filter economics.

Session 3: Microbial Monitoring and Testing

  • Adhering to best-in-practice procedures and test materials allows you to check the bottling process and product quality.
  • Topics include: micro testing options and equipment and troubleshooting contamination.

Each of the three sessions is presented in a small group format with time for questions and answers. Gusmer will also have additional personnel available to answer questions during sessions, during breaks, at the complimentary lunch, or after the program has finished.

 


See the FOSS WineScan at the 2014 Unified Symposium - Booth #1004
23 January, 2014

WineScan

Gusmer and FOSS are excited to announce that Gusmer Enterprises has taken over representation for the WineScan product platform into North America. 

The WineScan by FOSS is the industry’s preeminent analytical technology. It is by far the leading choice for wineries, outsourced analytical laboratories, research organizations, and for other oenological needs around the world.   

Gusmer now strives to make this premiere technology available to the entire industry with local service and support. See the WineScan at the 2014 Unified Symposium Jan. 29 & 30th - Booth #1004.

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Gusmer Celebrates 90 Years in Business!
06 January, 2014

90 Years

As we kick off 2014 Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. is excited to be celebrating our 90th year of business.  In 1924 Aage Gusmer incorporated the company as the exclusive distributor of a tank coating for the North and South American brewing industry.  Today, we are proud to say that through our growth and development efforts during the past nine decades, Gusmer has become one of the leading suppliers of processing aids and equipment to the entire beverage industry and we offer a broad line of filtration products to numerous other markets.

As a family owned business, we also are proud of our company culture of integrity, commitment, creativity, and collaboration that allows Gusmer to create and deliver success through experience and innovative solutions for our customers, employees, and vendors. 

Gusmer Enterprises invites you to join us in celebrating this milestone!  Keep an eye out for upcoming contests and giveaways, and as always we appreciate your support and look forward to our continued success together!

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Now Hiring! Full-Time Product Managers for Gusmer Enterprises in Fresno, CA
26 December, 2013

Gusmer Enterprises, Inc. is seeking a reliable, hardworking individual for a full-time position as a Product Manager in the Fresno, CA office. This individual will be primarily responsible for managing commercial and technical aspects of specific product lines related to the production and processing of wine, beer, distilled spirits, and juice. Must interface with sales, production, R&D, marketing, suppliers, customers in the implementation of the product strategic plan. Strong commercial and technical abilities preferred. For full details or to send your resume, please email mjennison@gusmerenterprises.com with the subject title "Product Manager Job - Fresno, CA". 


Take greater control of your process with Microbial Monitoring Tools from EMD Millipore
21 November, 2013

Millipore

Gusmer Enterprises and EMD Millipore have combined efforts to bring the wine industry the necessary tools to conduct microbiological process monitoring at critical points throughout the winemaking process. Our line of process monitoring tools is designed for convenience, cost effectiveness, and quality.

Millipore

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Complete your Malolactic Fermentations Before it Gets Too Cold –Viniflora Bacteria
11 November, 2013

With Chr. Hansen’s Viniflora malolactic bacteria, malolactic fermentation is typically completed in two to three weeks.  A high viable cell density means that malolactic fermentations will move forward in an efficient and timely manner.  Chr. Hansen not only checks its Viniflora cultures to assure their viable cell densities, but also checks the cells’ ability to survive inoculation and to convert malic acid.  These quality checks assure the highest success rate and fastest completions.  Use Viniflora to complete your fermentations before it gets too cold. 

Viniflora bacteria is available in six different strains to meet your winemaking requirements.

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Microbial Monitoring – Media from Gusmer Enterprises/EMD Millipore
25 October, 2013

Millipore

EMD Millipore’s premium granulated culture media offers several key advantages over traditional dehydrated culture media including:

  •  Each granule contains the exact ingredient proportions

  •  No settling or separation of culture media ingredients that can lead to inconsistent tests

  •  Faster dissolution

  •  No sticking to glassware that can cause culture media waste and inconsistent results

  •  Easier to weigh

  •  Reduced dust and inhaling of particles

  •  Many culture media formulations and versions available

Millipore Granulated Culture Media


Eliminate the costs of outsourced testing panels today with OenoFoss!
11 October, 2013

OenoFoss

Eliminate the costs of outsourced testing panels today with OenoFoss!

  • Did you know that the OenoFoss Wine Analysis Platform can pay for itself in as little as 300 analyses; while also giving you the added flexibility of instant, unlimited results on your schedule.
  • A typical wine or juice panel costs as much as $115 each, excluding shipping or courier costs, and can take days for results. The OenoFoss requires no consumables and has virtually no cost per test. Simply pipette 2 ml of juice, fermenting juice, or wine into the unit to obtain an entire analytical panel in less than two minutes.

How much do you spend on outsourced panels?

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Filter Lees Without Diatomaceous Earth with the LEESTAR Filter
27 September, 2013

Bucher Leestar

Bucher Vaslin has become the leader in cross flow filtration with innovations that allow winemakers to process juice, wine and lees without diatomaceous earth.  The LEESTAR cross flow system can process fermentation lees and wine lees, as well as cross flow filter retentate and centrifuges sludge.  Equipped with specialized stainless steel membranes, the LEESTAR processes many types of high solids lees, including bentonite and carbon lees.  The permeate wine is brilliantly clear (typically < 1NTU) and can often be recovered to the original wine program at full value without undergoing any additional treatment.  The LEESTAR is the solution to rotary vacuum and recessed plate filtration and diatomaceous earth free lees processing.  

Recent LEESTAR Application:
A California winery filtered 5,200 gallons of white wine, bentonite lees at a 20% spun solids level.  A recovery of 4,237 gallons of wine was obtained (81.5% recovery), and the wine was of such quality that it retained its original value.

Bucher Vaslin Leestar

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Chr. Hansen Yeast...Puts the Fun Back into Winemaking
13 September, 2013

Chr. Hansen Yeast

Never before have such options for commercially available non-Saccharomycesyeast strains been offered. Chr. Hansen recognized the potential for winemaking beyond the ordinary, and led the charge in 2005 with the introduction of their non-Saccharomycescultures. Years of research went into identifying strains that had the strongest contributions to developing fruit flavor, improved mouth-feel, and flavors and aromas with staying power. These yeast are quickly becoming the mainstay for many successful wine programs, not only as a means of producing more interesting wines, but also as a means of “bio-protection” against spoilage organisms. Chr. Hansen offers three strains of pure non-Saccharomycesyeast that are inoculated into must during cold soak or at on-set of primary fermentation. Subsequent inoculation with your favorite Saccharomyces cerevisiaeyeast one to three days later suppresses the non-Saccharomycesyeast and drives the fermentation to completion. These non-Saccharomycesyeast, when inoculated at a high population level, repress other undesirable strains and contribute greatly to the complexity of the wine.

Chr. Hansen Yeast

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Chr. Hansen's Viniflora Bacteria Strains
26 August, 2013

Chr. Hansen Malolactic Bacteria Strains

With Chr. Hansen direct inoculation cultures of Oenococcus oeni, no starter preparation is needed. Just add the product directly from the bag to the must or wine. Five different strains are available as a freeze dried preparation in small, medium and large pack sizes to treat 66 gallons, 660 gallons and 6,600 gallons respectively.

A complete stock of Chr. Hansen bacteria is available through Gusmer Enterprises.


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Sluggish Fermentation? Feed the Yeast!
22 August, 2013


Gusmer Enterprises MicroEssentialsTM yeast nutrient offering is a complete range of yeast nutrients, with multiple products designed to accommodate different winemaking practices. We have sourced the very best ingredients and applied the latest scientific knowledge to develop our formulation of complex fermentation nutrients.

 MicroEssentialsPrime
 
100% organic nitrogen source and complex mixture of vitamins and minerals.
Application: Ideal for rehydrating yeast and aiding in restarting fermentations.

MicroEssentialsComplete-TR

Time-release nutrient supplying a rich mixture of organic and inorganic nitrogen, vitamins and trace minerals. 
Application: Highly complex nutrient, ideal for most fermentations - added one time at the beginning of fermentation.  

MicroEssentialsBoost-TR
 

Time-release nutrient supplying higher levels of inorganic nitrogen and lower levels of vitamins and trace minerals. 
Application:Substitute for DAP when time-release functionality is desired. Can be used alone for easy fermentations or as a supplement to Complete-TR. 

MicroEssentialsPowder

A powdered form of yeast nutrient supplying a rich mixture of organic and inorganic nitrogen, vitamins and trace minerals.
Application: Highly complex nutrient used during fermentation - multiple addition is recommended when adding 2 lbs / 1,000 gal or more  


MicroEssentialsTrace
 

*Pure vitamin and mineral blend for yeast
*Complies with TTB 27 CFR 24.250 List
 
Application:Can be used in combination with other products when analysis shows that vitamin or mineral levels are particularly low.

MicroEssentialsOenos
 
Diverse blend of organic protein sources, vitamins and minerals developed specifically for malolactic bacteria.
 
Application: Strongly recommended for wines that present challenging conditions - high SO2, high alcohol, low pH. 


 


Aroma Enhancement of White Wines
02 August, 2013

Novorom Blanc  
Enhances Aroma 
This unique enzyme liberates bound terpenes and enhances varietal white wine aroma.

Excellent Choice
 
For Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon, and Muscat. Also for non-terpenic grape varieties, including Chenin, Semillon and Chardonnay.

Richer and Fruitier Wine
 
Richer, fruitier/more floral flavor by speeding up clarification and significantly reducing maturation time.

 



Gusmer Harvest Store - Opening Monday, Aug 5th
25 July, 2013

Gusmer Harvest Store

Gusmer Harvest Store
Gusmer CouponNow in its third year, the Gusmer Harvest Store in Windsor will re-open on Monday August 5th.  Located just off Hwy 101, we're a convenient place for harvest supplies including: 

  • Chr. Hansen non-Saccharomyces yeast and Malolactic Bacteria
  • MicroEssentials Nutrients
  • Novozymes Enzymes
  • Cellar Chemicals
  • Laboratory Chemicals and Buffers
  • Analytical Analysis for Juice and WineGusmer Harvest Store

We offer complete wine and juice analytical panels for $40 with the OenoFoss.  Through the end of November, your first juice panel is complimentary*.

Visit our new website dedicated to the Gusmer Harvest Store for more information.
www.gusmerharveststore.com

Gusmer Harvest Store
9025 Old Redwood Hwy, Suite C
Windsor, CA 95492
707.836.1056
HarvestStore@gusmerenterprises.com
Click Here for directions to Harvest Store

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Premium Red Wines - More Body and Mouth Feel
02 July, 2013

Vinozym Vintage FCE

Improves Flavor Profile:
Vinozym Vintage FCE enhances soft tannin extraction…better color, structure and mouth-feel. All without increasing astringency, for lusher more supple tannins.      

Increases Varietal Character:
Vinozym Vintage FCE releases flavors and aroma precursors from the grape skin, providing a better overall flavor profile and increased varietal character.

Purified:
Vinozym Vintage FCE is purified to control cinnamyl esterase and beta-glycosidase activity to preserve aromas and color.

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Improving Quality of White and Red Wine through Better Free Run Extraction
21 June, 2013

VinoCrush Classic

White grapes:
VinoCrush Classic enzyme typically increases white juice free run and increases varietal character, all with low pressure press cycles.

Red grapes:
VinoCrush Classic enzyme provides a deeper, lush color with better structure and mouth feel, with less mechanical force.

Easy Liquid Dosing:
VinoCrush Classic enzyme is now available in 4 liter and 25 liter packages.

Semillon grapes, VinoCrush Classic enzyme used at 27 ml/ ton
VinoCrush Classic
Free run Juice increase using VinoCrush Classic enzyme

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VinoCrush Classic


Gusmer Enterprises New 2013-2014 Wine Catalog - Download a Digital Version
10 June, 2013

2013 - 2014 Gusmer Enterprises
Wine Products Catalog

“The Revolution Continues”

Not every Revolution rejects that which went before. The Wine Revolution embraces the past, and builds upon it for a better future.

Wine CatalogBy understanding the past, understanding what processes and products made better wine, winemakers can envision the future. A future with a new wine experience, created using modern innovative products, producing better wine yield, longer shelf life, fresher flavors and aromas... revolutionary wines!

Gusmer has been serving the wine industry for over 85 years. In this catalog we honor the past by bringing you the latest in winemaking supplies, equipment and materials. Through this catalog’s front cover, we illustrate the advancement that’s occurred over the decades by contrasting then and now. We support this advancement and we hope the products in this catalog will help you with your personal “Wine Revolution”.

Wishing You Every Winemaking Success,

Your Friends at Gusmer Enterprises

 


Faster Clarification of Juice for Wine Processing
28 May, 2013

VinoClear Classic

Whether you are using a juice floatation device, cold settling juice or just looking for better press efficiencies, try Novozymes VinoClear Classic enzyme.

Efficient depectinization is important to achieve a quick clarification, either static or forced (centrifugation, floatation).  Juice from must treated with VinoClear Classic clarifies fast, typically reaching a turbidity of < 100 NTU in less than five hours.  

Fermenting clear juice makes it possible to maintain a fresh and fruity aroma and of course tank turnover is important during Harvest.

Chardonnay must (pH 3.3, temp. 16 °C) – Chile 2009.
Pilot trials with industrial must

VinoClear Classic

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EMD Millipore - Enhanced Microbial Plating Tools Now Available
10 May, 2013

Gusmer Enterprises and EMD Millipore have released a series of newly designed plating hardware including; the EZ-Fit manifold, EZ-Stream vacuum pump, and EZ-Pak Curve membrane dispenser designed to make microbial monitoring easier and more efficient.

  • In-house microbial plating continues to be one of the easiest and most cost effective analyses to bring in-house.
  • With outsourced testing often exceeding $20-25 per test; in-house microbial plating can be done for as little as $1-1.25 per test.
  • Gives much faster results with greater flexibility and the ability to find and/or troubleshoot microbial contamination.

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EZ-Fit Manifold

  • Only truly plug-and-play plating manifold.
  • All three tulip styles are compatible with the same manifold body and are interchangeable with one another
  • Available as 1, 3, and 6-place manifolds.
  • All connections are quick connecting for fast tool-free disassembly, cleaning, or autoclaving.

EZ-Stream Pump

  • First vacuum pump designed for microbial plating.
  • Accepts direct liquid intake. No reservoirs needed.
  • Oil and maintenance free.
  • Optimized for maximum noise reduction.

EZ-Pak Curve Membrane Dispenser

  • Automatic, hands-free membrane dispenser
  • Fast and easy loading of sterile membrane bands

EZ-Fluo System

  • Bioluminescent system and reagent allowing for colony visibility in 1/3 the time of conventional incubation.
  • 100% compatible with your current plating procedures.

 

These new tools enhance the entire microbial testing product line from EMD Millipore which Gusmer Enterprises represents to the wine, brewing, and allied markets.

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 Membranes:

  • S-Pak individually wrapped pre-sterilized membrane disks
  • EZ-Pak sterile membrane bands for high volume dispensers

Funnels:

  • Re-useable polycarbonate, stainless, and glass funnels and filter holders
  • Microfil single use sterile funnels
  • Microfil V sterile funnels with pre-loaded membrane
  • 55+ all-in-one monitors with funnel, dish, pad, and membrane

Petri-Dishes:

  • Empty petri-dishes for agar plates
  • Petri-Pad petri-dishes with sterile pad for liquid media

 Media:

  • EMD Brand granulated (dehydrated) media
  • Sterile liquid media ampoules

Gusmer Millipore PMT Contact

 

 

 

Visit us online at www.GusmerEnterprises.com for all our products and services.


Gusmer & ACM Announce Partnership for Beverage Sensors
26 April, 2013

Lab CO

Lab COACM Lab.CO

ACM has introduced the first non-destructive CO2 test of the finished, bottled package. The Lab.CO uses a proprietary laser technology for the most accurate dissolved CO2 test available in a compact platform. The test is not affected by glass, test material or other dissolved materials. The single button test displays the result in less than one minute. The Lab.CO is perfect QA testing. Closure and long-term shelf life studies can be performed on the same bottle over time, since the bottle remains sealed. Unlike most bench-top CO2 testers, no opening or piercing of the bottle is required.

Laser Process Refractometer

ACM's line of Laser Refractometers allows the fastest and most accurate Brix measurement in industry. The laser refractometer directly measures the refractive index of a liquid. Unlike traditional process refractometers that typically measure density and extrapolate Brix, the Laser Refractometer only measures the refractive index and is not affected by dissolved CO2 content, alcohol or other components of the test stream. With an accuracy as high as 0.005 Brix and a one second read time, the Laser Refractometer is orders of magnitude superior to other process sensors.

About Us:
ACM GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria, is currently a leader in novel sensing technologies for the beverage market. ACM's line of products includes laboratory laser CO2 measurement, laser refractometers for process sensing, as well as in-line CO2 sensors, densitometers, and other process instrumentation including displays and control systems.

Lab CO Contact

 


OenoFoss: Wine Analyzer Using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Technology - Watch the Video
15 April, 2013

OenoFoss

The OenoFoss FTIR-based analytical platform allows fast, real time monitoring of your wine's key parameters. No reagents or consumables. Two minutes per test for all parameters together. No need to ship samples. The OenoFoss can offer significant savings that will pay for itself, and gives the additional flexibility of immediate results and unlimited testing on your schedule. Watch the video and see a customer testimonial.

              OenoFoss        OenoFoss

  • A few drops of juice, fermenting juice, or wine is all that's needed for analysis
  • Results in only two minutes
  • Cost saving and time reducing

OenoFoss Chart

OenoFoss Contact


Educational Seminar - Napa SOLD OUT, Sonoma & San Luis Obispo a few spots left
01 April, 2013

Educational Seminar
Please join Gusmer Enterprises for an informational session presented around Microbial Control and Assurance at Bottling. 
Seminar Dates
Who should attend?
Bottling and Production Managers/Supervisors, QA-QC Managers/Supervisors, Lab Technicians, Sanitation Personnel, Microbiologists, Winemakers and staff.

                  Register Now

Space is Limited - Please RSVP by April 5th.

 

Gusmer Educational Seminar

 Session 1: Wine Preparation

  • Learn what is needed to properly prepare wines for the best filterability and the lowest micro counts through the bottling process.
  • Topics include; wine preparation, filterability testing, and sanitary hose.

Session 2: Final Bottling Filtration

  • Optimize your final filtration process prior to bottling. Final filtration is the ultimate guarantee of a wine's quality and microbial stability.
  • Topics include; filter and membrane options, running the filtration, integrity testing, and maximizing throughput and filter economics.

Session 3: Microbial Monitoring and Testing

  • Adhering to best-in-practice procedures and test materials allows you to check the bottling process and product quality.
  • Topics include; micro testing options, troubleshooting contamination, and new technologies for rapid micro results.

Each of the three sessions is presented in a rotating, small group format with time for questions and answers. Gusmer will also have additional personnel available to answer questions during sessions, during breaks, at the complimentary lunch, or after the program has finished.

Click here to register or if you have any questions send us an email.

San Luis Obispo - Embassy Suites: 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 -  805.549.0800
Napa - SpringHill Suites: 101 Gateway Road East, Napa, CA 94558 -  707.253.1900
Sonoma -FountainGrove Inn: 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 -  707.578.6101


Complimentary Educational Seminar: Microbial Control and Assurance at Bottling
15 March, 2013

Educational Seminar
Please join Gusmer Enterprises for an informational session presented around Microbial Control and Assurance at Bottling. 
Seminar Dates
Who should attend?
Bottling and Production Managers/Supervisors, QA-QC Managers/Supervisors, Lab Technicians, Sanitation Personnel, Microbiologists, Winemakers and staff.

                  Register Now

Space is Limited - Please RSVP by March 22nd.

 

Gusmer Educational Seminar

 Session 1: Wine Preparation

  • Learn what is needed to properly prepare wines for the best filterability and the lowest micro counts through the bottling process.
  • Topics include; wine preparation, filterability testing, and sanitary hose.

Session 2: Final Bottling Filtration

  • Optimize your final filtration process prior to bottling. Final filtration is the ultimate guarantee of a wine's quality and microbial stability.
  • Topics include; filter and membrane options, running the filtration, integrity testing, and maximizing throughput and filter economics.

Session 3: Microbial Monitoring and Testing

  • Adhering to best-in-practice procedures and test materials allows you to check the bottling process and product quality.
  • Topics include; micro testing options, troubleshooting contamination, and new technologies for rapid micro results.

Each of the three sessions is presented in a rotating, small group format with time for questions and answers. Gusmer will also have additional personnel available to answer questions during sessions, during breaks, at the complimentary lunch, or after the program has finished.

Click here to register or if you have any questions send us an email.

San Luis Obispo - Embassy Suites: 333 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 -  805.549.0800
Napa - SpringHill Suites: 101 Gateway Road East, Napa, CA 94558 -  707.253.1900
Sonoma -FountainGrove Inn: 101 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 -  707.578.6101


Blaudieck Hose - Quality vs. Cost
01 March, 2013

Blaudieck has long been the gold standard of hoses, because it holds up like no other. It's long service life and ability to stand up to the rigors of modern wine production make it the proven value for the money. Just ask a winemaker that uses it!

Click here to contact your local Gusmer Enterprises representative for more information, pricing, or samples of ContiTech Hoses.


Why is the PVDF cartridge the best membrane for your wine?
15 February, 2013

PVDFPVDF has the lowest protein and color binding of any common membrane used in cartridges. Lower binding also leads to less plugging and better cleaning of proteins – a leading cause of membrane blockage over time.

Click here to download the full article on The Best Membrane For Your wine. For additional application briefs on Filter Cartridges go to http://www.gusmerenterprises.com/application_briefs.html

For any questions regarding Millipore cartridges contact your local Gusmer Enterprises Representative here.

 

 


WIN a iPad Mini: Gusmer Enterprises is going Social!
04 February, 2013

Win a iPad Mini
Gusmer Enterprises is jumping into the world of social media, and to celebrate we are giving away an Apple iPad Mini! The contest is easy, just start following our Social Media and you are automatically entered in the contest. We are now on Facebook, YouTube, Linked In, Google +, and Twitter.

For every Social Media site you follow, we will add an additional entry for you to our contest. So, click on your favorite Social Media site (or all of them) below to start following us as we launch into the Social Media scene.

Thank you for your support and we'll see you online!
Contest ends March 31st, 2013. For any questions please email us at contest@gusmerenterprises.com. For all rules and regulations Click Here.

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The industry's only non-destructive CO2 test for bottled beverages - Gusmer Enterprises Booth #1004 at Unified
18 January, 2013

Gusmer has entered into a new partnership with ACM GmbH to bring a revolutionary CO2 testing technology to the North American beverage market. First released in Europe during 2012, the Lab.CO has been wildly successful as the industry's first non-destructive dissolved CO2 test of the finished, bottled package. A proprietary laser technology quickly and accurately determines the dissolved CO2 in the product. Unlike other units that measure all gases, or extrapolate dissolved CO2 from other parameters, the Lab.CO only measures the CO2 present. There is no opening or piercing of the package required. The Lab.CO is perfect for QC testing, long-term shelf life or closure studies (since the same bottle can be tested over time), or for checking spoilage in finished product by evaluating the CO2 content.

Lab.Co

 

 

  • Determine the dissolved CO2 in bottled product
  • The industries only non-destructive CO2 test of finished package
  • Proprietary laser technology is extremely accurate and is not affected by test liquid or dissolved materials other than CO2

Single button test displays result in less than one minute

Come visit us at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium booth#1004 to see the New Lab.CO on display.


Inexpensive Hose is not always a Best Value
02 January, 2013

Blaudieck Hose

Contitech hose, long considered to be the gold standard in European beverage processing, is now available in America from  Gusmer Enterprises as quality wine hose with their Blaudieck line of  hose.  Available in sizes 1 through 4 inch, with a variety of standard food processing hose fittings, attached with “hand safe“ crimped or swaged ferrules, marrying the food grade stainless steel fitting to the hose interior liner for a secure, easy to clean interface. The Blaudieck is also available with steel wire helix reinforcement for use as suction hose.

When your wine deserves the best quality transfer, consider Blaudieck!

  • White, non-porous, smooth NBR inner lining
  • Entirely tasteless and odorless
  • Resistant to oils and greases inside and outside
  • Temperature resistant up to +176°F     (+194°F, max. 20 Minutes)
  • Steam-able up to +230°F                        (+266°F max. 20 minutes)
  •  Operating Pressure up to 145 psi
  • Reinforcement: synthetic fibers
  • NBR cover, resistant to ozone, weather, UV radiation, and abrasion
  • Meets recommendation  of the FDA
  • Min. burst pressure > 580 psi at room temp.

For more details regarding the Blaudieck hose visit Gusmer Enterprises or to contact your Local Gusmer Enterprises Representative click here.


Gusmer Enterprises presents The Bucher Vaslin Flavy FX Cross Flow Filter with Juice Lees Filtration
28 November, 2012

The Bucher Vaslin Flavy FX offers an appropriate size of cross-flow filters for every winery and budget. Bucher Vaslin's Flavy FX2, and FX3 filters for small wineries offer flow rates of 200 to 1,000 gallons/hour. For mid-size wineries, the FX5 –FX10 models range from 745 to 3,000 gallons/hour. For large winery use, the FX100 and FX400 Bucher filters handle flow rates of 1,500 to 15,000 gallons/hour.

The Bucher Vaslin Flavy FX cross-flow filter's design utilizes a low filtration differential pressure (maximum 1.2 bar) and operates with minimal increase in wine temperature. An automatic back-flush system maintains an optimum flow rate. The units are fully automated and can operate around the clock without direct operator supervision.

The Bucher Cross-Flow Filter can also be modified to perform juice lees filtration. Click here to see the difference. Winemakers can now process their wine and juice lees, without the need for diatomaceous earth.

Evaluate a Bucher Vaslin filter at any facility with a demonstration unit. Full-time cross-flow technical staff is available for demonstrations, training, and service calls. Contact a Gusmer Enterprises representative for more details.


Gusmer Enterprises presents The New Finish Wine Calibration for OenoFoss
29 October, 2012

FOSS released the new Finished Wine Calibration Upgrade for the OenoFoss™. This new calibration measures glucose, fructose and lactic acid in wine. This new Finished Wine Calibration can be added to an existing OenoFoss unit or purchased with a new unit. With over 500 OenoFoss units in service world-wide, the OenoFoss is relied on by winemakers for quick, accurate and repeatable analytical results. Click here for more information from Gusmer Enterprises.


Gary Mosby Joins Gusmer Enterprises as a Technical Sales Representative
29 October, 2012

Gusmer Enterprises is pleased to announce the hiring of Gary Mosby as a Technical Sales Representative. 

Gary has been involved in the wine business on the Central Coast for the past 30 years.  Notably he held winemaking positions with Chalone, Edna Valley, Bailyana and recently was involved with wine sales for Mosby Winery.  He earned a B.S. Degree in Food Sciences from UC Davis, with an emphasis in winemaking.  Gary will be responsible for all winery customers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties along with wineries in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

Chr. Hansen Concerto
Viniflora® Concerto™ is a pure strain of Lachancea thermotolerans to be used in combination with your Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain of choice. This non-Saccharomyces yeast strain has been carefully ...