Recent Press

Technical Spotlight: Riboli Family Winery

Andrew Adams -- July 2017
Wines and Vines

Paso Robles winery designed to be flexible and require little manpower.

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TankNET Honored with Innovation Award at IQ

-- March 2017
Innovation+Quality Awards

The TankNET PM-4000 is an intuitive touch-screen controller capable of managing complex cellar environments, chiller and boiler equipment and myriad other plant machinery.

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Innovative Fermentation Technology at Palmaz Vineyards

Paul Franson -- March 2017
Wine Business Monthly

An Acrolon PM-4000 controller at each tank provides local control and link to TankNET web-server for projected visualizations, remote management and advanced data-mining by FELICS.

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Rodney Strong Wine Estates: New vineyards yield grapes for red blend.

Don Neil -- 2015 Special Edition
Practical Winery and Vineyard

During the cooling mode, both the upper and lower jackets provide cooling based on a TankNET® controller activating chilled glycol supply and return solenoid valves.

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Halter Ranch Vineyard: Original design elements offer maximum flexibility.

Bill Sheffer -- Winter 2013
Practical Winery and Vineyard

TankNET® thermostat on fermenter provides automatic heating and cooling, brix entry and networking over 115VAC power to TankNET® browser/smart phone accessible control software.

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Winemaker Interview: Amanda Cramer

Laurie Daniel -- 7/1/2010
Wines and Vines

TankNET thermostats are physically wired to the temperature sensors and the glycol valve control system, but they speak wirelessly to our server, so we didn’t have to wire each and every tank back to some central location, which is really nice. Temperature readings can be viewed and thermostat settings can be changed at the thermostat itself or from the computer.

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Silver Oak Cellars: Technology and brand legacy interwoven in new facility

Tom Taylor -- 9/1/2009
Practical Winery and Vineyard

We installed the TankNET system for temperature control, and have been very pleased with the functionality.

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New fermentors for gentle handling

Tina Vierra -- 2/1/2008
Practical Winery and Vineyard

The winemakers are very pleased to have automated control of heating/cooling and pumpovers. The system can be set for all-heat, all-cool, or automated rotation of temperatures.

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V. Sattui Winery, The family dream comes true

Christopher Sawyer -- 10/1/2007
Vineyard and Winery Management

...these hip high-tech devices allow the winemaking team to monitor and control the fermentation status of each batch either in the cellar or from off-site locations via the internet.

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Blending efficiency with quality

Tim Ryan -- 2/1/2007
Practical Winery and Vineyard

TankNET® software provides birds' eye view of Scheid cellar operations. Includes tank temperatures, lot codes, brix measurements, and pump-overs. Web browser interface enables winemakers to manage fermentations from any location, including changing set-points, scheduling pump-overs, and viewing fermentation graphs.

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Faith in Technology

Thomas Ulrich -- 12/1/2006
Wines and Vines

How Vineyard 29's winemakers stay one step ahead of the wine.

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The Grapes of Math

Kate Bonamici -- 8/28/2006
Fortune

Can high-tech tools help make better wine? Some Silicon Valley refugees think so.

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Look , Ma! No (New) Wires

Marne Coggan -- 12/1/2004
Vineyard and Winery Management

Network Your Cellar Through Existing Power Lines

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Sophisticated Technology Helps Winemakers Control Temperatures

Paul Franson -- 12/1/2004
Vineyard and Winery Management

Paul Franson surveys the technology that helps winemakers control tank fermentation temperatures.

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