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OR, 97402
United States
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Thirty years ago, when Oregon first received international acclaim for its wine, we were there. Like your vines, our roots run deep. G&D was originally founded by a grape farmer, who recognized the need for a quality packaged chiller built specifically for wineries.


Since then, we've aged well, becoming the most advanced and reliable chiller company in the world.


Whether it's cold stabilizing your whites, or jump starting your fermentation by heating your reds. We help bring the engineering to your art. 


With over 2,000 wineries, we know how to manufacture chillers.


As the industry's premier choice for glycol chilling, G&D Chillers has set the standard on quality, service, reliability and dedication to our customers and their craft.

G&D has led the way on innovative solutions that match our customers' immediate and future needs. We back every project we touch and provide service second to none.

Our Dedicated engineering sales team is ready to provide your glycol chiller solution with a wide-range of options, from small portable glycol chillers and heaters to large custom chilling units.


To learn more about G&D premium chillers visit. 


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We at G&D recognize that everyone’s needs might not be exactly the same. Our Engineers are here to service all your glycol chilling needs with our commitment to cold, whether it is a standard unit or completely ground up design. We proudly build Hard Core Chillers, offering higher quality with a sa
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Chillin’ in the Winter - How to Keep Your Glycol Chiller Operating Reliably with Old Man Winter Breathing Down Your Neck
22 January, 2020

Most people enjoy a snow filled winter, but all that weather can have some adverse effects on your glycol chiller. There are areas of the nation that experience extreme weather conditions. Heavy snowfall, freezing rain, ice storms and extreme low ambient conditions. Here are a few topics to keep in mind as the winter chill approaches.

Your glycol chiller is built to handle the worst conditions that mother nature can bring. That being said, snowfall is a hard one to combat. Excessive snow builds up around the chiller can prevent the proper air flow through the condenser causing nuisance shutdowns or alarms. Shoveling snow is not something most people look forward to, but it is an essential part of keeping your chiller operable. Keep in mind the minimum clearances of the chiller. Three feet of clearance on the intake side and open to free air (no obstructions) on the exhaust side. Heavy snow may bring treachery in other forms as well. With a snowpack on your roof and an unsuspecting chiller sitting below, ouch! All that snow can slide off a building and crush your glycol chiller. Ice can have the same effect. Heavy icicles breaking from an overhang can cause severe damage.

Usually with precipitation comes low ambient temperatures. If you have your glycol chiller located in an area that sees temperatures dip down to the low single digits, we should talk about your glycol mixture. G&D chillers operate at 35% glycol to water ratio (26.5 brix) but increasing that mixture to 40% (29.3 brix) in extreme low ambient conditions may be recommended. That effectively lowers the freeze protection of the glycol to an acceptable level. Even in temperatures below 0°F, a 40% mix coupled with keeping a pump running will prevent the piping from freezing. Keeping that flow moving through the process is key. It’s the same concept as rivers and lakes. Flowing river water will rarely freeze, but stagnant water in lakes or ponds will.

It is highly recommended to leave power to your glycol chiller during winter. However, these winter storms can bring unexpected outages. A power outage with extreme low ambient temperatures can be disastrous to your glycol chiller. If the outage lasts only a couple hours, you won’t really have anything to worry about. In the event of an extended outage, some steps need to be taken to protect the chiller. The best option would be a generator. This generator does not need to be sized large enough to power the entire chiller, just big enough to keep your pump running to provide flow and ultimate freeze protection. At an absolute minimum, a generator to run a space heater. Placing the heater in front of the chiller and covering it in tarps will keep it from freezing solid. The worst-case scenario would be to drain the glycol reservoir and all your plumbing to avoid freezing. Think about a glass bottle full of water in the freezer. It will expand and break.

Winter storms could also prevent you from even being able to reach your facility. The roads may be impassable. Keep an eye on the weather report and take precautionary measures as needed. If you don’t expect to be able to make it to the facility, leave the chiller running. Keep tank valves open, even if they are empty, to keep glycol moving. This can also help put an ambient load on the chiller to keep glycol temperatures up. These tips will also apply if you are planning a production shut down during the winter.  If you have any questions about chillin’ in the winter, just give us a shout! 

Check Out the Benefits of Our Glycol Heaters and Process Load Controllers for Your Winery
20 November, 2019

We are a dedicated provider of Standard Winery Chillers, as well as Custom Chilling Units, for Wineries throughout the United States and Canada. With G&D Engineered Winery Chillers installed in over 2,000 Wineries, we have the experience and the know-how to manufacture units to meet, and even exceed, the needs of the wine industry. Over the years, we have helped numerous startup Wineries build their businesses from the ground up. We have found that discussing a few simple ideas about your long-term plans can save you time and allow your winery to expand without requiring retrofitting. Let us assist you in matching a Winery Chilling unit to your present needs and to your future demands as your customer base grows.

And don’t forget to check out the benefits of our Glycol Heaters and our Process Load Controllers for your Winery.

At G&D, we’re partners for life – offering modular designs for expansion & servicing every customer from start to finish. We are unmatched with over 25 years of service. 

28 October, 2019


Our sturdy and practical design allows the user to utilize the same robust chiller on a portable platform.

For over two decades, G&D has paved the way when it comes to portable chilling and heating. The fire & Ice includes a powder coated steel frame, 316 stainless steel skin, low watt density heating element designed for glycol, and quick disconnect glycol connections. Units are also available in chill only versions. We engineer the finest quality chilling systems in the USA. 

Reach out to our knowledgeable staff today at G&D Chillers. We are a team of the best welders, engineers, designers and technicians who understands that quality matters.


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VP SALES Andy Backer 8005550973