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Jillian Cole

The Professional's Choice For Advanced Winemaking Solutions

A Winemaker's Dream: Winesecrets is a One-Stop-Shop for all your wine optimization needs and remedial tools!

Wineries have enough worries these days without having to wonder how to fine tune their wines for today’s market. The solution is working with a company who can go out and research the best available tools for the needs of the industry. Working with wineries throughout North America since 2001, Winesecrets has solutions for many common issues facing wineries. Winesecrets offers services at hubs throughout North America (including California, Oregon and Washington) as well as coming to winery facilities to provide these value-added technologies:

  • Alcohol too “hot” or just not where you would like it? Winesecrets offers 2 methods for alcohol adjustment – RO and distillation, or osmotic transport. We also offer bench top units to run trials to find that perfect place, or “sweet spot” for your wine.
  • Are various taints getting in the way of a wine’s profile? Winesecrets can reduce many bio-taints, such as Volatile Acidity, 4EP, 4EG and Smoke Taint.
  • If you need to adjust color on hard press fractions, remove green tannins or concentrate flavors, then Ultra Filtration is for you.
  • For that final polish before bottling, Cross Flow filtration gets your wine ready for bottle – efficiently, while preserving flavors and aromas.

With the proper tools, you can fine tune your wine to its full potential – and Winesecrets has the tools to assist you!

Winesecrets is North America's exclusive supplier of quality wine fitration solution from Eurodia/Ameridia (France), Memstar (Australia) and Della Toffola (Italy)

North America's Source for Wine Filtration


Winesecrets provides America's wine producers with separation technologies that improve efficiency, eco-performance and wine quality.

We deliver technologies to North America's wine producers with unparalleled service, expertise and dedication, meeting the growing need for environmentally sustainable production methods, and solutions for some of the problems posed by the changing climate.

Winesecrets offers a variety of wine filtration technologies.  We learned that the most formidable barrier to the adoption of environmentally friendly technologies is capital investment.  We broke this barrier by mounting the equipment on trailers, and offering these technologies as a mobile service, greatly reducing the cost of use.

Winesecrets branded U.S. and Canadian companies operate in California, Oregon, Washington, the B.C. Okanagan Valley, the Niagara region of Ontario Texas and U.S. Mid Atlantic Region.

Winesecrets’ services allow wineries to bring a wider range of wines to market in less time than is possible with conventional methods of wine correction and finishing.  Winesecrets offers a variety of wine filtration technologies.  These technologies include:

 

Reverse Osmosis (RO)

Which uses extremely high pressure and very small (>200 Dalton) pores to separate small molecules so that they may be selectively removed without effecting the larger color and flavor components of the wine. Our wine reverse osmosis technology is used to fine-tune the concentration of alcohol in wine by alcohol removal, and for wine taint removal such as volatile acidity, wildfire smoke and 3-ethyl phenol. In must and juice, reverse osmosis is used to reduce water concentration, increasing flavor components. Volatile acid removaluses reverse osmosis to remove a variety of undesirable flavors from wines.  Smoke Taint removaluses reverse osmosis to remove undesirable effects of the grape crop being exposed to smoke from wildfires. Wine concentration and alcohol adjustment use reverse osmosis to change the amount of alcohol in wine, either by increasing the sugar in the juice before the wine is made – desirable in cold climates – or by removing alcohol from finished wine in warm climates. Must concentration uses reverse osmosis to reduce the amount of water in the juice prior to fermentation to increase to potential alcohol.

 

Cross-Flow Microfiltration

Uses pressure and small pores to remove solid particles from the wine, while a tangential flow along the surface of the membrane prevents the pores from clogging. Wine clarification by cross-flow micro-filtration removes solid particles from the wine, improving flavor, clarity and appearance.  Winesecrets’ process is a readily portable replacement for filtration with diatomaceous earth, pads and other disposable media.  Crossflow microfiltration provides clear wine with less loss and less stripping than filters with disposable media.  Best of all, there is no mass of used D.E. or pads to be thrown in the trash.

 

Ultrafiltration (UF)

Incorporating cross-flow type technology we offer three different membranes sizes to achieve the customer’s desired goal. Operating at lower pressures and larger porosity than RO, ultrafiltration has been successfully used but not limited to clarifying hard press white wine or juice without needing fining agents, legally concentrating weak red wine color and tannins, removing frost damage characteristics, and greatly reducing processing loss. Rather than sell your hard press juice or wine at a reduced rate let us help you increase its value or even use it for your own program. Unlike other fining processes that permanently strip undesirable characteristics, if you go too far you can back blend with UF!

The Winesecrets Crew
The Winesecrets Crew
Winesecrets' professional team members are available now to meet your mobile filtration needs.
Winesecrets Offers Mobile Filtration
Winesecrets Offers Mobile Filtration
We come to you. Convenient, efficient and professional.
Mobile Reverse Osmosis equipment
Mobile Reverse Osmosis equipment
Our Reverse Osmosis equipment is used for a variety of services. We use the highest quality membranes to target specialized removal for filtration
Della Toffola Cross Flow
Della Toffola Cross Flow
DT Cross Flow's are our choice with their high quality ceramic membranes. Available for mobile of in-house service!
Winesecrets High Proof Spirits
Winesecrets High Proof Spirits
Our grape-derived high proof neutral spirits are the best around for wine fortification. Being distilled from Reverse Osmosis wine permeate its level of flavor infusion and purity are unmatched. Being approximately 170 proof this product is a wonderful option for efficient cellar sanitation as well!
Distillation
Distillation
Winesecrets offers three blends of grape derived high proof. Our Original blend is ~170 proof, the infamous Premium blend is ~184 proof and the Pure blend is ~190 proof. Call us today for a complimentary samples box shipped to you!
High Proof Grape Spirits
High Proof Grape Spirits
Winesecrets' unique line of grape derived spirits perfect for fortification with it's high level of flavor infusion. Also a great choice for easy cellar sanitation. Check out the short video for insight into how our product options could be the perfect option for you!
Winesecrets Mission Statement
Winesecrets Mission Statement
Winesecrets is The Professional Choice For Advanced Winemaking Solutions
Specialty Filtration For Wine Optimization
Specialty Filtration For Wine Optimization
A look into Winesecrets' specialized filtartion services that aim to make your wine shine, everytime!
Remedial Wine Filtration
Remedial Wine Filtration
Sometimes a wine has taint and it's no fun. With our specialized equipment and decades of combined experience Winesecrets can target specific taints and take them to your target or below sensory threshold as applicable. Watch the video to find out more!
Winesecrets Test Track
Winesecrets Test Track
We offer lab-scale trials on just about all our services so Winemakers can experiment with different options on a small scale without a large capital investment. Check out the video to learn more!
Mobile and In-House Alcohol Adjusment
Mobile and In-House Alcohol Adjusment
Winesecrets can mobilize equipment to your facility to adjust the alcohol in your wines if you have a DSP! (which we can help you acquire, just ask!) Or you always have the option to ship all or a portion of your lots to our facility in Sebastopol CA for efficent and professional processing.
Got Brett?

Are you hearingHints of horse, copper penny…” or "The lovely aromas the wine exhibited when young are muted."

If you can taste Brett in your wine, so can the critics. Winesecrets can guide you through this problem.

Start by experiencing the wine without the burden of Brett taint using Winesecrets' Test Track. Verify your wine's potential before full scale treatment.

Use Winesecrets Molecular Reverse Osmosis (200 MWC) for its targeted removal of phenolic microbial taints. How does this work? 

  • Water, alcohol and small aromatic compounds including those responsible for taint are separated from the rest of the wine. 
  • The taint compounds are selectively removed by adsorption with carbon.
  • The water and alcohol are recombined into the wine

 

Molecular Reverse Osmosis for removal of Phenolic Microbial Taints

 

Want to know what's next? Contact us at info@winesecrets.com or 707-824-2022


News Archive


Michael Gribben Promotion to Winesecrets' General Manager
30 August, 2016

August, 2016, Sebastopol CA - American Winesecrets, LLC (Winesecrets), The Professional’s Choice for Winemaking Solutions is proud to announce that Michael Gribben has been promoted from Director of Operations to General Manager. Mr. Gribben has over 17 years of wine industry experience to include working as Bottling Maintenance Manager, Production Manager, Operations Manager, Director of Packaging and President of a Mobile Bottling Company.   He has worked primarily with large commercial and luxury wineries in Madera, Santa Rosa, St Helena and Napa, and was named Production Manager of the Year by the North Bay Business Journal in 2013. Mr. Gribben came to Winesecrets in August 2014 as the Director of Operations and utilizing his experience and knowledge implementing new methods, models, practices and procedures, he has elevated the company to a new level of excellence

Michael comes to American Winesecrets with 20 years’ service in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Ground Data Communications Electronics Maintenance Officer. He retired in 1999 as a Chief Warrant Officer -3 and is a perfect addition to the Winesecrets team of veterans. “I’m excited to bring my experience and knowledge to a local company with such a strong commitment to helping veterans,” said Michael.  “I look forward to leading a growing company with such a dedicated and professional management team.”  

As a 2013 California Veteran Employer of the Year and a 2014 Leadership in Creating Employment for Veterans with Disabilities award winner, Winesecrets actively seeks to leverage the skills and education brought to the workplace by America’s Veterans.  The company has made veteran hires a priority.  Approximately 35% of its personnel have a military background.  "I am thrilled that an operations professional of Michael’s caliber has been promoted from within our organization" remarked company president Eric Dahlberg,  “I see him playing an important role in our companies future growth.”  

 

About Winesecrets:

Winesecrets offers many wine and beverage production services to include VA / taint removal, precision alcohol reduction, specialized filtration, Wine Harvested Grape Spirits / high-proof alcohol sales, bulk wine storage, Cider and Wine Fermentation / production services, New Beverage Incubation and packaging innovation services, Mobile Modular Beverage Tanks and we are a General Electric Water & Process Technologies Channel Partner. To learn more about our products and services and our veteran hiring and placement program please contact us at 1.888.656.5553, or via email at info@winesecrets.com. Visit Winesecrets on the web at www.winesecrets.com.


Winesecrets Promotes Navy Veteran
23 May, 2016

American Winesecrets, LLC (Winesecrets), The Profressional's Choice for Advanced Winemaking Solutions is proud to announce that William Atwood, Business Services Manager, has been promoted to Director of Finance.

Mr. Atwood has over 14 years of accounting experience to include working at a local public accounting firm for over 10 years, while there he earned his C.PA., a certification he has held for over 6 years. He worked primarily with local wineries and his interest in the wine industry grew.

Bill came to American Winesecrets with five years' service in the United States Navy as a Lockheed Viking S-3B Aircrewman, and is a perfect addition to the Winesecrets team of veterans. "My position as Director of Finance enables me to help our company stay on the cutting edge of new technologies as well as strategically guiding the financial decisions of the Winesecrets now and into the future," says Bill.

This past November, Winesecrets was honored to accept the Veteral Employer of the Year Award from the Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council. "Winesecrets is a small company. We rarely exceed 19 employees, but in the last five years we've hired 12 people with prior military service," says Winesecrets President, Eric Dahlberg.

The company has made veteran hires a priority, roughly half of its personnel have a military background. Winesecrets has developed an on-th-job training program to provide incoming veterans with industry specific skills while working at its wine production facility.


ACCOUNTING PRO JOINS THE WINESECRETS TEAM
11 March, 2015

ACCOUNTING PRO JOINS THE WINESECRETS TEAM

William Atwood joins Winesecrets as Business Services Manager

 

March 11, 2015, Sebastopol CA - American Winesecrets, LLC (Winesecrets), The Professional’s Choice for AdvancedWinemaking Solutions is proud to announce that William Atwood has joined their team as Business Services Manager for its Sebastopol, CA headquarters. Mr. Atwood has over 12 years of accounting experience to include working at a local public accounting firm for 10 years, while there he earned his C.P.A., a certification he has held for over 5 years. He worked primarily with local wineries and his interest in the wine industry grew. With a desire to be more involved in the wine industry, Bill transitioned to a firm who specialized in CFO and controller level consulting services where he filled the roll as Controller on site for several mid-sized wineries and worked with clients to provide timely and accurate financial reports.

            Bill comes to American Winesecrets with 5 years’ service in the United States Navy as a Lockheed Viking S-3B Aircrewman, and is a perfect addition to the Winesecrets team of veterans. “I’m excited to join a local company with such a strong commitment to helping veterans transition to civilian life. Moreover, I look forward to being an integral member of a growing company with a dedicated and professional management team.” says Bill.

            As a 2013 California Veteran Employer of the Year in the Small Private Business category, and nominated for 2014 as well, Winesecrets actively seeks to leverage the skills and education brought to the workplace by America’s Veterans.  The company has made veteran hires a priority and approximately 50% of its personnel have a military background. Winesecrets has developed an on the job-training program to provide incoming veterans with industry specific skills while working at its wine production facility. "I am thrilled that a financial professional of Bill's caliber has chosen to join our organization" remarks Eric Dahlberg,” I see him playing an important role in our companies future growth” President of American Winesecrets.

 

Winesecrets offers many outsourced wine production services to include VA / taint removal, precision alcohol reduction, specialized filtration, Wine Harvested Grape Spirits / high-proof alcohol sales, bulk wine storage, Cider and Wine Fermentation / production services, Mobile Modular Beverage Tanks and are a General Electric Water & Process Technologies Channel Partner. To learn more about our products and services and our veteran hiring and placement program please contact Eric Dahlberg at 1.888.656.5553, or via email at eric@winesecrets.com. Visit Winesecrets on the web at www.winesecrets.com.


New Intermodal Rapid Response Storage Tanks from Winesecrets
29 September, 2014

Winesecrets’ newest service brings mobile wine storage to your door! Harvest time presents numerous challenges beyond the logistics of picking, shipping, crushing, etc. One of these challenges is where to store wine from your previous vintages taking up the tank space needed for your current vintage. Winesecrets President, Eric Dahlberg, working with tank manufacturer Asep Trans, has brought an innovative solution to the table: Rapid Response Storage Tanks.

Each 6300-gallon stainless tank comes in its own intermodal shipping frame for easy transport. The tanks are insulated and equipped with cooling jackets.  You may connect with your current glycol system or you can order tanks with on-board refrigeration systems. The tanks include the necessary gas, electrical, and sanitizing fittings. These tanks can be used as storage for blending, small lot bottling, or for brokering wines that are low cost and need to move rapidly. Best of all, they can be promptly delivered to the bonded site of your choice.

Rapid Response Tanks are set horizontally. They feature man-way access from the top and may be stacked (with some modifications) in order to minimize the footprint of multiple tanks vs limited bonded space. The tanks also feature easy access to product and inert gas ports on the front of the tank.  In addition they have a locking cover for security if stored outdoors.

“I needed tanks for our own facility, but a November delivery was not soon enough,” Dahlberg said. “I had seen intermodals used overseas, and recognized this as the quickest solution for increasing storage without risking quality.”

Winesecrets had 80 tanks to begin with, but with the rapidly growing demand (including creating a temporary tank farm consisting of 56 units), these tanks won’t be available for much longer. Rates for the tanks are based on quantity and duration of rental/lease (3 month minimum).

RRTS Tank Farm

About Winesecrets:  Winesecrets is North America’s leading source of innovative outsourced production services. Headquartered in Sebastopol, CA, they offer Precision Alcohol Adjustment, Proven VA and EA Removal, Premium Grape Spirit Sales, Targeted Taint Removal, Color & Flavor Optimization, Reliable Cross Flow Filtration,  Efficient Tartrate Stabilization (STARS), Mobile Centrifugal Clarification, and Rapid Response Storage Tanks.

For more information, please contact Jim Tubridy, Winesecrets Service Sales Manager, at 707-483-5539 or jimt@winesecrets.com, or Whitney Malone, Winesecrets Customer Care Manager, at 707-824-7903, or whitney@winesecrets.com


Winesecrets Has Modular Insulated Tanks For Storage At Your Facility!
10 September, 2014

6,300 gallon capacity tanks are available for rent from Winesecrets. They are insulated with the option of glycol hookup or refrigeration, the perfect option in a bind!

  • Food Grade
  • Insulated
  • Modular
  • 6,300 Gallons
  • Available Now!

Call us at 888-656-5553 or Email Info@winesecrets.com For More Information!

 


Winesecrets Earthquake Follow Up
28 August, 2014

We wish to extend our most sincere thoughts and prayers to all of you, with wishes for a quick return to normalcy for all of you, our friends and family.

Thankfully, operations at Winesecrets have been unaffected and we continue to provide our customers with the professional commitment you've come to expect.  

Our staff is standing by to meet your winemaking needs including short-term to extended bulk storage via mobile, insulated bulk storage tanks designed to hold 6,300 gallons each.  Your place or ours? Your choice!

Call us at 888-656-5553 for more information!

- The Winesecrets Team


2014 Grape Harvest Begins!
25 August, 2014

August 22, 2014 -- The first load of grapes for the 2014 harvest arrives at Winesecrets. It's a beautiful load of chardonnay grapes for crush!

 

 

 

  Next to the destemmer and press to turn those grapes into juice...

 

 

 

Here at Winesecrets we're looking forward to another voluminous grape harvest. 2014 is posed to be another great year for fruit and we can't wait to help make the wine shine, everytime!


Nervous About Smoke Taint In Your Wine? Winesecrets Can Help!
30 July, 2014

To assist potentially alarmed winemakers we've prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions on smoke taint as applies to our proven method of removal. In addition we've procurred some scholarly documents on the subject for your perusal.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Smoke Taint

 

Q: What is your proven method of removal?

A: Reverse Osmosis filtration via specialized membranes and then carbon filtering. See Our Services for more info

 

Q:What lab analysis should I request if I suspect smoke taint in my wine?

A: We have found guaiacol to be the best marker to target for the smoke compound removal. ETS for example tests for 4-methylguaiacol and guaiacol

 

Q: How soon after exposure to smoke can Winesecrets filter with success?

A: The wine must first complete malolactic fermentation before we can successfully filter out the smoke taint character

 

Q: When is the worst time for smoke exposure to grapes on the vine?

A: Studies have noted that 7 days post-veraison showed results of the highest guaiacol levels

 

Q: Do you offer a lab-scale trial for smoke taint removal?

A: Yes!

 

Articles On Smoke Taint For Your Reference

 


Winesecrets Supports Active Reserve Soldiers and National Guardsmen
03 July, 2014

Our active Army Reserves member Timothy Neal joined the US Army in 2000 and has been a member of the Reserves since 2005 and served in multiple logistics duties. As a maintenance supply sergeant for the Army Reserve Construction Engineer Battalion, Tim plays a vital role in keeping the heavy equipment running.

Here at Winesecrets Tim has taken well to wine handling and cellar work in our shipping and receiving department. He continues to soak it all up like a sponge and solidify himself as a valuable member of our team!

For the month of July Tim will be deployed to Germany for Army Reserve Annual Training. As a requirement for reserve soldiers this annual training consists of spending a month at a US Army training base in the Bavarian wilderness...not really beer and schnitzel dinners as you may have pictured!

Winesecrets is proud of our Veteran Hiring Program. Timothy is the only team member still actively serving and we intentionally are flexible to accommodate this necessary time off. We support our Reservists and National Guardsmen remaining engaged in their service duties while pursuing their new career with us in the wine industry.


Proud to have an ongoing Veteran Hiring Initiative in place!
04 June, 2014

Winesecrets is so proud to have an ongoing Veteran Hiring Initiative in place!

The goal is to hire cellar-level employees who are service Veterans for the U.S. (all branches). Show them the ropes and get them trained up and Wine-Industry ready. From there they can graduate the Winesecrets Training Academy and move on to serve our fellow industry friends in wineries all over!

Winesecrets has successfully seen six evolutions of the cycle -- that's SIX U.S. Veteran graduates of the Winesecrets Training Academy who have gone on to hold successful positions elsewhere, most often staying in the wine industry with their valuable foundation of experience in cellar shipping and receiving, protocols, housekeeping, and overall wine cellar best practices.

In May 2014 Winesecrets was thrilled to bring two new Veteran hires on the crew!

Timothy Neil has served in the United States Army from 2000 to today. He completed the Professional Leadership Development Course (the school for becoming a non-commissioned officer, NCO) and worked as an Automated Logistical Specialist. Timothy continues to serve in the Active Reserves, training with his unit domestically and abroad.

Timothy pictured here with Claudio Calvo, the Local Veterans Employment Representative at California EDD


Brandon Landon
served in the United States Army from 2006 to 2010. He served as a Fire Team Leader in the Infantry and was deployed to Iraq for 14 months during 2007-2009. Brandon was Honorably discharged and is excited to start his career in the wine industry!

      

Brandon pictured here with Claudio Calvo, the Local Veterans Employment Representative at California EDD

The Current Veteran Staff At Winesecrets!

Pictured From Left: Jack Jacoby, Kevin Cozart, Timothy Neil, Brandon Landon, Claudio Calvo and Luke Bohanan


Winesecrets' Annual SSU Summer Internship Underway For 2014!
22 May, 2014

Winesecrets is honored to welcome our Summer 2014 Intern from Sonoma State University's Business Administration (Wine Business Strategies Concentration) Program, Chelsea Scherer!

  

This is the second annual internship Winesecrets is spearheading, no reason not to after the success and fun we had with last year's interns! It's a win-win for us to have administrative assistance while also providing unmatched industry experience for students interested in Wine Business and the Wine Industry in general.


We're happy to report that our two interns from last year have gone on to establish employment within the Wine Industry after a job well done for Winesecrets!


Winesecrets Works With New Zealand Wine Industry
21 April, 2014

As the rains pour in lovely New Zealand, Winemakers watch as their grape juice gets watered down more and more every hour.

Winesecrets To The Rescue!

Taking advantage of the opposing seasonality of the United States and New Zealand's grape harvest times, Winesecrets is happy to offer assistance to our global wine service partners Vintech Pacific Ltd. Winesecrets founder and President Eric Dahlberg went for a vist last week to assess the situation and promptly had his team ship over a multitude of new Reverse Osmosis membranes to use for grape juice concentration, a techonology service offered by Winesecrets in critical times of urgency. This process effectively removes the water added from the rains so that Winemakers can resume planning on the appropriate brix of their juice and the resulting alcohol percentage after fermentation completes.

Phew! The New Zealand wine industry breathes a sigh of relief as 15+ Reverse Osmosis machines plug away.

Winesecrets is proud to be a part of The Global Wine Industry that helps us become closer and see that it's a small world after all!

 


Winesecrets Hires Jim Tubridy - Veteran and Sales Professional as Services Sales Manager
01 April, 2014

American Winesecrets, LLC. (Winesecrets), North America’s leading wine filtration company, has hired Jim Tubridy as the services sales manager at its Sebastopol, CA headquarters. Tubridy has 18 years of Fortune 500 sales experience as well as recent wine industry experience as business development manager with centrifuge supplier Separator Technology Solutions LTD (STS). A former Marine, Tubridy provides Winesecrets with proven leadership skills and sales ability developed through stints with Novartis, Merck and Sunovion.

Hailing from the Chicago area, a posting to the Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin moved Tubridy to California for the first time. After his honorable discharge, Tubridy returned to the Mid West to complete degree requirements for a BA in English from Northern Illinois University. Following graduation, Tubridy moved to San Francisco and worked with Gallo Sales for two years before moving to pharmaceutical sales. 

“Winesecrets is an exceptional opportunity for me to move back into the industry that attracted me 20 years ago,” says Tubridy. “The company allows me to blend a passion for wine and outstanding customer service in an environment that embraces veteran employment and promotion.”

“Tubridy brings a professional sales skill set that we have been seeking to continue to grow our industry presence,” remarked Eric Dahlberg, president of American Winesecrets. “Jim will provide outstanding service to our existing customers and seek to expand Winesecrets’ client base. We are honored to have him as a part of the Winesecrets’ team.”

As a 2013 California Veteran Employer of the Year in the Small Private Business category, Winesecrets actively seeks to leverage the skills and education brought to the workplace by America’s Veterans. The company has made veteran hires a priority and approximately 40 percent of the personnel at Winesecrets have a military background. Winesecrets has developed an on-job-training program to provide incoming veterans with industry specific skills while working at its wine production facility.

Winesecrets offers outsourced wine production services, to include VA and other taint removal, alcohol reduction, other specialized filtration, high-proof alcohol sales, and bulk wine storage.
To learn more about the veteran hiring and placement program, contact Eric Dahlberg at 888-656-5553, or via email at eric@winesecrets.com. Visit Winesecrets on the web at www.winesecrets.com.


WINESECRETS HIRES LUKE BOHANAN – VETERAN AND UC DAVIS GRAD TO LEAD PRODUCTION
17 July, 2013

American Winesecrets, LLC. (Winesecrets), North America’s leading wine filtration company, has hired Luke Bohanan as a Production Winemaker at its Sebastopol, CA winery. Mr. Bohanan is a recent graduate of University of California at Davis where he earned a Masters degree in Enology.  He also holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane.   A former Army officer, Bohanan provides Winesecrets with proven leadership skills from tours of duty in Iraq and specific expertise in wine filtration and sensory science gained during his Masters research at the University of California at Davis.

Born in Vicenza Italy to American parents living abroad, Luke spent his formative years learning classic Italian cooking from his family and tasting through wines at the dinner table.  In his five years of service as a Combat Engineer Officer, Captain Bohanan split time between leading troops on tours of duty in Iraq with tours to the European country side surrounding his unit’s home in Bamberg Germany. His passion for wine and the wine industry grew out of these experiences. “Winesecrets is a unique opportunity for me,” says Bohanan. “The company allows me combine my passion for wine and fellow veterans along with my uniquely diverse background in science and military leadership.”

“Bohanan’s focus on the technical aspects of wine finishing and leadership experience make him an ideal fit for our on-site operations,” commented Eric Dahlberg, President of American Winesecrets. “Luke will ensure that our cellar operations are second to none.  We are proud to have him as a part of the Winesecrets’ team.”

As a 2013 California Veteran Employer of the Year in the Small Private Business category, Winesecrets actively seeks to leverage the skills and education brought to the workplace by America’s Veterans.  The company has made veteran hires a priority and approxomately 32% of the personnel at Winesecrets have a military background. Winesecrets has developed an on-job-training program to provide incoming veterans with industry specific skills while working at its wine production facility.

Winesecrets offers outsourced wine production services, to include VA and other taint removal, alcohol reduction, other specialized filtration, high-proof alcohol sales, and bulk wine storage.


WINESECRETS PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OF ALBERTA FLOODING
25 June, 2013

Canadian Winesecrets, LLC. (Winesecrets), North America’s leading mobile wine filtration company, is supplying materials and manpower to the Alberta flood recovery effort. Winesecrets also announced that a portion of all sales for the remainder of the 2013 summer season will be donated the Alberta Floods Fund through the Canadian Red Cross.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by these devastating floods in Alberta,” Winesecrets’ President Eric T. Dahlberg said in a statement.

On June 19, torrential rains began falling in southern Alberta, overwhelming ground already saturated from storms the previous week. Rain continued on June 20th, flooding the outlying Calgary communities of High River and Canmore. Evacuations in Calgary shift into high gear as the Bow and Elbow rivers continue to rise. About 75,000 are forced to flee the rising rivers. The Department of National Defence deploys soldiers to the flood zone to help out. Officials say at least three people have died in southern Alberta as a result of the flooding. Recover from the June floods could take 10 years and cost in excess of $10 billion.

Winesecrets was founded in 2003 to bring STARS, an environmentally friendly solution for tartaric stabilization to the California market. The company established Canadian Winesecrets in 2004 to provide other filtration technologies to the Okanagan and Ontario wine regions, including Volatile Acidity Reduction, Brush-Fire Smoke and Brett Taint Removal and Alcohol Adjustment using Reverse Osmosis. Winesecrets also offers Ultra Filtration and Cross-Flow Filtration.

To assist those in need with the recovery effort, contact the Canadian Red Cross or donate on-line at http://www.redcross.ca/donate/donate-online/donate-to-the-alberta-floods.


Tax Relief: Mention "tax relief" when scheduling VA reduction in April and receive $300 discount
15 April, 2013

Stuck Ferment? VA Removal Can Kickstart Fermentation and Get you Big Savings.

Call Winesecrets to remove Volatile Acidity from ferments that just won't finish. Mention the phrase "Tax Relief" during the month of April and receive a $300 discount. 

Last season's lactobacillus bloom has resulted in high volatile acidity and fermentations that will not complete, leaving residual sugar in wine. This particular lactobacillus is producing VA that cannot necessarily be detected by aroma alone.

Winesecrets' Reverse Osmosis VA removal can help. Yeast are inhibited by high volatile acidity. By reducing the VA concentration, fermentations can restart and complete to dryness.

Other benefits include:

  • Winesecrets' reverse osmosis process has been used to recover wine flavor for the last 17 years.
  • Gentle to your wine.
  • No "wine shear" from high pressure centrifugal pumps.
  • Flavor integrity guaranteed.
  • No tartaric acid add-backs.

Move past the stuck fermentations. Get tax relief at the same time. Call Winesecrets!

 

For more information or to request services on-line, check out our website atwww.winesecrets.com.

We have answers to your questions Contact us today!888.656.5553


Winesecrets Wins 2013 Veteran Employer of the Year Award
03 April, 2013

American Winesecrets, LLC. (Winesecrets), North America’s leading wine filtration company, has been awarded the Veteran Employer of the Year by the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) in the Small Private Business category. The CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year award recognizes employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans in hiring and promotion, as well as through retention efforts, ongoing training, and benefits. Winesecrets earned the award  for its recruitment efforts, training and successful placement of veterans in Sonoma County. Past award winners include PG&E, the FBI and Time Warner Cable.     

Winesecrets has 15 employees, 12 of which are in technical roles. The company has developed an on-job-training program to provide incoming employees with industry specific skills while working at its wine production facility in Sebastopol, CA. Winesecrets is committed to hiring and training veterans in these entry-level roles and then assisting them with placement in more prominent roles in the local wine industry.

Winesecrets has hired seven veterans since January 2011, five of whom were discharged in the last five years. While most were hired into technical roles, veterans have also filled administrative and marketing roles at the company. Of the veteran hires, two have advanced to more challenging roles at local wineries while four remain with the company.

The veteran hiring program and out-placement efforts have been spearheaded by Winesecrets President Eric T. Dahlberg (US Army, 1986 – 1989). According to Dahlberg, veterans arrive with an outstanding skill set, including technical and computer literacy, mechanical aptitude and motivation to excel at blue-collar jobs. “I am pleased that our company is able to serve those who have served.” says Dahlberg.

Winesecrets was nominated by Claudio Calvo, the Sonoma County Veteran Employment Representative for the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD).  According to Mr. Calvo, “Winesecrets is a perfect example of an employer reaching out to help veterans, especially those recently discharged. Veterans feel proud to be associated with this outstanding organization.”  Winesecrets will be honored at the 2013 CEAC Veterans Employer of the Year luncheon award ceremony on May 9, 2013 in Ontario.


Deacidification Makes Wine Unstable - Restabilize Quickly with STARS
17 July, 2012

Did you add some carbonate to smooth out your finish? Remember: even if a wine was cold stable, deacidification may render it unstable. By adding potassium or calcium carbonate, deacidification puts back the tartrate components removed through cold stabilization.

Winesecrets' STARS (Selective Tartrate Removal System) stabilizes wine quickly, just in time for bottling. With a detailed analysis before treatment, STARS removes just the right amount of tartrate species to meet your stability requirements.                        

Other benefits include:

  • Energy savings. Up to 95% more efficient than tank chilling.
  • Wine savings. No wine loss from racking off tartrates.
  • Labor savings. No tartrates to clean off of tank walls. 
  • Additive savings. No cream of tartar seeding.  


Restabilize quickly and keep your bottling date. Call Winesecrets!


WINESECRETS TO OFFER PHOENIX BARREL RESTORATION SYSTEM
20 March, 2012

Winesecrets has announced a strategic relationship with Australia’s Diverse Barrel Solution Pty. Ltd. (DBS) to offer  barrel restoration services to wine producers. Available in July, Winesecrets will operate the Phoenix system at its Sebastopol facility. Wineries ship barrels to Winesecrets for restoration by the Phoenix system or purchase Phoenix-processed barrels through Napa’s Premier Wine Cask, Inc. 

The robotic Phoenix system utilizes laser scanning and a high speed computer controlled cutting tool to remove up to 8mm of barrel surface to reveal clean oak. Each barrel is then infra-red toasted and provided two new heads, either French or American oak  The Phoenix system has been shown to produce “like-new” performance from mature barrels.  The system is so effective that even barrels previously containing red wine can be used successfully for white wine fermentation and maturation.

Diverse Barrel Solutions has been operating Phoenix in Australia over four years.  “We thought that there had to be a way to increase the amount of oak available to a wine from a barrel over a greater proportion of a barrel’s lifecycle.” said Nick Wickham, Managing Director of DBS. “By adapting precision scanning and cutting technology from other industries, we are consistently achieving 80-90% increase in oak extractables, critical to the building of a wine’s structure.”

"Barrel restoration by Phoenix is a precision-guided solution to the high cost of small cooperage” said Eric Dahlberg, Winesecrets Founder and President. “I am confident that our customers see this technology as one more way to control production costs without compromising quality."

Diverse Barrel Solutions Pty Ltd was founded in Adelaide, South Australia in 2003 to offer a range of oak solutions to the global wine industry includingPhoenix, theOptima range of barrels made from 24 month country of origin seasoned French and American oak and theLe Grand range of Bordeaux & Burgundy style imported oak barrels.

To schedule barrel restoration, or to learn more about this outstanding technology, please contact Eric Dahlberg at 1.888.656.5553, or via email ateric@winesecrets.com . To inquire about direct purchase of Phoenix-processed barrels, contact Eric Mercier at (800) 227-5625 or by e-mail ateric@premierwinecask.com.  Visit Winesecrets on the web at www.winesecrets.com.


Winesecrets Offers Two Methods to Address Laccase
27 December, 2011

Laccase is an enzyme formed by Botrytis cinerea on grape surfaces in the vineyard. It is a polyphenol oxidase and is responsible for browning in white wine and loss of pigmentation in red wine. High levels of rot during the 2011 harvest have resulted in laccase issues at many wineries.

Unlike tyrosinase, the polyphenol oxidase (PPO) that is formed in the grape skin, laccase is an issue long after harvest has finished. Laccase is stable in alcohol, does not respond to SO2, reacts with many different wine components and cannot be fined away with bentonite. For a more detailed discussion of laccase in wine, please refer to the whitepaper posted on our website.

Winesecrets can address your laccase issues with heat treatment or ultrafiltration. Heat treatment requires heating a wine to 60 °C, holding it at that temperature for 20 seconds and cooling it down immediately. For a discussion of this method using Winesecrets equipment, please refer to the upcoming ANZ Grapegrower & Winemaker article at winesecrets.com  

Ultrafiltration (UF) removes both the enzyme and the polymerized phenolics at one time. With filtration of 50,000 Daltons, laccase and the polymerized phenolics it caused are removed from your wine. UF restores the intended flavor and color of wine affected by laccase and Botrytis.   


Laccase will be an Issue Long After Harvest is Over
15 November, 2011

Laccase is an enzyme formed by Botrytis on grape surfaces in the vineyard. It is a polyphenol oxidase and is responsible for browing in white wine and loss of pigmentation in red wine. 

Winemakers are familiar with Tyrosinase, a polyphenol oxidase (PPO) that is formed in the grape skin. It is typically responsible for browning in white juice. Oxygen exclusion, SO2 or hyperoxidation are effective mitigation steps to avoid issues with tyrosinase. 

Laccase is more difficult to address than tyrosinase. Characteristics that make laccase problematic include:

  • Laccase is stable in wine due to its alcohol tolerance. This make laccase a potential threat post-fermentation.
  • The enzyme is resistant to SO2. High rates of SO2 can be applied to scavenge the oxygen in a wine, preventing the browning reaction. SO2 will not affect laccase and once SO2 is consumed, the enzyme will promote the phenolic polymerization reaction.
  • Laccase can react with many substrates. Tyrosinase reacts with caffeic and coumaric acids. Once those are consumed, the reaction cannot proceed. Laccase can use a broad range of phenolics along with ascorbic acid as a substrate.
  • Bentonite fining will not remove laccase.
    • Laccase has an iso-electric point of 2.5.
    • At wine pH, laccase has a negative charge.
    • Bentonite has a negative charge and bonds with positively charged proteins to remove them during fining.

The enzyme can be removed from juice or wine with Ultrafiltration at 50,000 Daltons. Ultrafiltration will remove the enzyme and the polymerized phenolics responsible for browning in white wine and loss of pigment in reds.

To learn more about laccase treatment or to schedule Ultrafiltration for your wine, please contact Winesecrets.


Sonoma Wine Company Joins Forces with Winesecrets to Offer Wine Industry's Most Comprehensive Custom Crush Services
11 April, 2011

Graton, California – February 14, 2011 -  Sonoma Wine Company, the North Bay Wine Country’s largest, full-service crush-to-bottle contract winery services provider has partnered with Winesecrets to offer cross platform services to their respective clients, providing the wine industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of services in California. Clients of both companies will now have the ability to be supported through the entire winemaking process; from sourcing and managing fruit, custom crushing and blending, bottling, labeling, barrel storage, bulk wine storage, and case goods storage services to a full spectrum of additional specialty vinification services. This newest partnership is a continuation of Sonoma Wine Company’s ongoing Strategy to develop strategic alliances with key supply chain service providers to assist client wineries with opportunities for improved efficiencies and reduced costs by providing a“one stop shopping” alternative. Previously, Sonoma Wine Company announced the formation of a strategic alliance with WTN Services™/The Winetasting Network, to offer a full service platform for Direct To Consumer fulfillment and compliance services, distribution and sales.

Sonoma Wine Company is a full-service crush-to-bottle contract winery partnering with wine producers from all over Northern California to crush, ferment, barrel, bottle and warehouse wine programs of all sizes. Annual production consists of crushing over 7,500 tons, bottling in excess of four million cases, managing over 65,000 barrels, and storing in excess 1.2 million cases of wine for clients both large and small - all while using some of the most environmentally sustainable winemaking practices in the industry

The partnership with Winesecrets will provide winery clients with additional vital services that will compliment their custom crush requirements by providing Crossflow filtration, centrifugal clarification, spoilage taint removal via Reverse Osmosis (RO), Alcohol Adjustment , Velcorin Dosing, Ultrafiltration, , and STARS (electrodialysis for instant cold stabilization), services.

Together, Sonoma Wine Company and Winesecrets becomes the ultimate in one-stop custom winemaking service.

Mark Castaldi, General Manager Sonoma Wine Company, indicated, “We are very enthusiastic about the alliance that we have recently forged with Winesecrets. This new partnership allows us to provide in-house filtration and wine finishing services to our outside clients at an extremely competitive price by eliminating the need for our clients to transport their wines to an outside location and the added costs associated with double handling. Winesecrets is a leader in this field and offers some of the newest and most comprehensive technologies available”.

“Sonoma Wine Company is a clear leader in cost effective production services,” said Eric Dahlberg, President of Winesecrets. “Our alliance with Sonoma Wine Company offers their clients access to cutting edge winemaking technologies while providing Winesecrets with an operating hub to service our new and existing customers.”

About Sonoma Wine Company

Sonoma Wine Company is a full-service crush-to-bottle contract winery partnering with wine producers from all over Northern California to crush, ferment, barrel, bottle and warehouse wine programs of all sizes. With six modern facilities located in both Sonoma and Napa counties we can accommodate any size program. With superior customer service and a wide array of equipment including state-of-the-art crush facilities, over two million gallons of stainless cooperage, and six modern bottling lines, we can tailor our facilities and highly experienced staff to match your program so you can spend the time connecting with your distributors, building your customer base and growing your brands. At Sonoma Wine Company we have tailored our business to match the size of almost any wine program from private label to large contract producers. Whether you’re producing 500 cases or 500,000 cases, as your brand grows, we will always grow with you.

About Winesecrets

Winesecrets was founded in 2003 to bring STARS, an environmentally friendly solution for tartaric stabilization to the North Ameican wine industry. Winesecrets other filtration services include Volatile Acidity Reduction, Brettanomyces (4EP/4EG) mitigation, and other taint removal. Winesecrets also provides mobile and fixed Alcohol Adjustment (at its Sebastopol, CA hub), Ultra Filtration, Cross-Flow Micro-Filtration and mobile centrifugal clarification. Other services include pH adjustment through bi-polar Electrodialysis, Thermo Flash must treatment and lees filtration via cross flow.


Winesecrets introduces STS centrifuge clarification technology as a mobile service
09 February, 2011

Sebastopol, California – February 8, 2011 -  American Winesecrets, LLC., North America’s leading mobile wine filtration company, announced a strategic relationship with Separator Technology Services, US Inc. to supply mobile centrifuge technology to wine producers. Available in September, American Winesecrets (Winesecrets) has two skid mounted Separator Technology Services (STS) 45 High Performance Clarifiers available on the west coast.

The High Performance Clarifiers are a strategic fit for Winesecrets. The company is noted for improving wine making efficiency through both its mobile service offerings and its leading edge equipment sales technology.

“We are excited about the opportunity to diversify our extensive offering of mobile wine filtration services,” said Eric Dahlberg, Winesecrets Founder and President.  “This technology enhances our offering of value-added, highly efficient separation technologies.”

Winesecrets’ other filtration technologies include Volatile Acidity Reduction, Brush-Fire Smoke and Brett Taint Removal and Alcohol Adjustment using Reverse Osmosis, Tartraric Stabilization and pH Reduction using STARS, Cross-Flow Filtration, and Ultra Filtration.

Mobile centrifuge is made possible by the unique skid mounted design. The STS skid allows for safe transport to customer site along with necessary leveling to assure optimal operation. Winesecrets considerable experience with delivery of mobile technology to wineries assures efficient, trouble free operation.

“Centrifuge usage can streamline winemaking operations during both harvest and bottle preparation,” said Ashley Whittington, President of STS US.  “From white juice settling to bentonite lees removal, the STS technology will greatly improve the efficiently of the most time consuming winemaking operations.”

The STS 45 is ideal for juice settling, primary fermentation lees removal, red gross lees settling and quick removal of malolactic and bentonite lees. The mobile unit will process juice and wine with fermentation lees at rates of 53 gpm while removing fine lees and bentonite at rates of 7 gpm.

Winesecrets was founded in 2003 to bring STARS, an environmentally friendly solution for tartaric stabilization to the California market. In 2008, Winesecrets acquired Vinovation and its suite of filtration technologies.

STS is a based in Melbourne, Australia with offices in France, South Africa and San Francisco. The company has over 25 centrifuge units in operation throughout the world including the largest producers in South Africa and the USA.

To reserve your STS 45 for harvest or to learn more about this outstanding technology, please contact Eric Dahlberg at 1.888.656.5553.


Carneros Vintners, Della Toffola & Winesecrets Announce the Introduction of Thermoflash Technology in Sonoma
23 January, 2011

Sonoma, CA - - - October 28, 2010 - - -for immediate release - - - Carneros Vintners announced the availability of an artisan-scale version of Della Toffola’s Thermoflash  system at their facility in Sonoma, CA  Thermoflash technology was developed to improve extraction of color and to reduce unripe flavor characteristics prior to the fermentation of red wines.  Treatment by thermoflash may prove beneficial for grapes whose maturity has been set back by recent rains, as it may boost the brix of treated must.

Thermoflash streamlines red maceration by rapidly heating must and then cooling it instantaneously in a vacuum chamber. The treatment results in the rupturing of cell walls initiating an efficient breakdown of the structure of the berry.   The mobile Thermoflash unit is capable of processing up to 1.5 tons per hour of must.   It will be sited at the Carneros Vintners facility during the remainder of this harvest season. Della Toffola’s full-sized system, newly installed at Lodi Vintners, is designed to treat 35 tons of must per hour.

“A whole new dimension of winemaking” says veteran winemaker Barry Gnekow. “Flash technology may redefine our view of terroir.  It may reveal that ’air-oir’ eclipses ‘terroir’ for flavor expression”.

 “Thermoflash has key advantages over standard maceration,” said Maria Angela Guarienti CEO of Della Toffola, USA.  “The system maximizes phenolic extraction while flashing off the pyrazines and denaturing damaging enzymes such as polyphenol oxidase and laccase. Thermoflash reduces skin contact time, improving efficiency during harvest,” added Guarienti.  

The mobile system at Carneros Vintners is being operated by Winesecrets, who recently operated the unit in Eastern Canada.  “Thermoflash appears to be an exciting tool for improving wine quality,” said Eric Dahlberg, Winesecrets Founder and President.  “We have it on wheels”.

The Della Toffola Group (Della Toffola S.p.A.) is based in Treviso, Italy with subsidiaries in France, Spain, Australia, Chile, Argentina and Windsor, CA. The company has been supplying process equipment to the wine industry for over 40 years.

Carneros Vintners, opened in 2009, is part of the Vintners Group, which also operates Lodi Vintners near Woodbridge, CA.  

To schedule grapes for processing with the artisan-scale Thermoflash, please call Caneros Vintners winemaker Dave Dobson at 707-933-9349.  To schedule full production-sized lots at Lodi Vintners, please call Tyson Rippey at 209-368-5338.  To learn more about Thermoflash or how this technology can streamline harvest operations, please contact Rick Jones at 1 707 319 1376, or via email atrick@winesecrets.com. Visit Winesecrets on the web atwww.winesecrets.com.


 


WINESECRETS & DELLA TOFFOLA ANNOUNCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THERMOFLASH TECHNOLOGY IN EASTERN CANADA
06 October, 2010

Sebastopol, CA - for immediate release - Winesecrets, and Della Toffola, USA, subsidiary of the Della Toffola Group, announced the implementation of a demonstration scale version of the Thermoflash “Flash Détente”  thermovinification system . Thermoflash streamlines red maceration by rapidly heating must and then cooling it instantaneously in a vacuum chamber. The treatment results in the rupturing of cell walls initiating an efficient breakdown of the structure of the berry. The demonstration-scale system will be operated in the Canada’s Niagara Region during this harvest season.

“Thermoflash appears to be an exciting tool for improving wine quality,” said Eric Dahlberg, Winesecrets Founder and President.  “Working with Della Toffola on this project is part of our mission to help our customers evaluate and implement leading edge production technologies from all over the world”

 “Thermoflash has key advantages over standard maceration,” said Maria Angela Guarienti CEO of Della Toffola, USA.  “The system maximizes phenolic extraction while flashing off the pyrazines and denaturing damaging enzymes such as polyphenol oxidase. Thermoflash reduces skin contact time, improving efficiency during harvest,” added Guarienti.  

Thermoflash is a stand-alone system available from Della Toffola. Production-scale Thermoflash installations range in size from 5 to 60 tons per hour.

Winesecrets was founded in 2003 to bring STARS, an environmentally friendly solution for tartaric stabilization to the North Ameican wine industry.   Winesecrets other filtration services include VA Reduction, Taint Removal and Alcohol Adjustment, Ultra Filtration, Cross-Flow Micro-Filtration and mobile centrifugal clarification.

The Della Toffola Group (Della Toffola S.p.A.) is a based in Treviso, Italy with subsidiaries in Spain, Australia, Chile, Argentina and Windsor, CA. The company has been supplying process equipment to the wine industry for over 40 years.

To learn more about Thermoflash or how this technology can streamline harvest operations, please contact Eric Dahlberg at 1.888.656.5553, or via email at eric@winesecrets.com. Visit Winesecrets on the web at www.winesecrets.com.


Sweet Spot with Microstar - unlock your wine's hidden potential
03 June, 2010

Wouldn’t you like to dial in the alcohol profile and unlock the potential of your wines? With Microstar, you can have bench top trials and find where your wines taste best (the “sweet spot” of your wine), so you can sculpt it to the way you want it.

Simply send us your samples and we do small scale trials for –

Alcohol Sweet Spot – you can get back lower alcohol wine to do your own lab trials, or get back a tasting sample series, so you can just taste and pick the right alcohol, or sweet spot, for your wine at your winery.

Taint Removal trials – would you like to know what that wine would taste like without the taint (such as smoke, brett, or others)? We can run a sample through the unit and return them for you to evaluate.

Winesecrets, North America’s leader in bringing innovative technology to the wine industry, proudly introduces Microstar, portable units for running trial lots, from Memstar Australia.

Don’t forget – Winesecrets offers RO Services, Cross Flow micro filtration, Ultra Filtration and STARS wine stabilization as well.

Title Name Email Phone
President Eric Dahlberg Eric@winesecrets.com 707-738-5083
Sales Assistant Jillian Cole Jillian@winesecrets.com 707-824-2022
Client Care Jacque Eaton Jacque@winesecrets.com 707-824-2022

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