On average, Qualia Wines has an annual crush of 45,000 tonnes. In 2013, we crushed over 50,000 tonnes, ranking us the 7th largest winemaker in Australia.
We have onsite wine storage capacity of 50 million litres in insulated temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, each with automated inert gas management.
At Irymple, we have two crushers: one crushes at 80 tonnes per hour and the other, a 30 tonne version, is used mainly for premium fruit. We have 5 air bag presses: 2 x 120 tonne, 2 x 80 tonne and one 30 tonne for premium fruit. We also have on-site wine storage exceeding 40 million litres in insulated temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
All our tanks have automated inert gas management and range in size from 10,000 to 340,000 litres.
Our Merbein winery, just next to the Mildura to Melbourne railway line, is the site of the original “Commissioners Block” vineyard, which was purchased in 1913.
Our winery here has a 10 million litre capacity and is used mainly for blending and storage.
Qualia Wines produced 34,000,000 litres of wine in 2013. That’s equivalent to 45,000,000 750ml bottles or 1400 20ft container loads! And our bottling capacity is 39,600 bottles per line, per shift, per day – that’s 3,300 dozen per line, per shift, per day.
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