Any books geared towards the home winemaker aspiring to go commercial?


I am familiar with the winemaking process at the 5 gallon scale, but I am curious to learn how winemaking is done at the small commercial scale. I'd like to find out, for example, what kind of containers are used, or what kind of presses are needed. Is there any good book on that subject? A book that is geared towards the home winemaker aspiring to open up his/her own winery? I know that there is a business side to this, and the business side is of utmost importance, but for now I'm just interested in the technical side of it.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Reply to
Igor

I like Margalit's Winery Technology and Operations and there is a new one by Bird called 'Winery technology something or other'. Sorry, I don't have it at my fingertips. Presque Isle Wine Cellars sell both of them.
Joe
Reply to
Joe Sallustio

I should have mentioned they sell a lot of hardware for small wineries there, you can look through thier catalog and get a general idea of what people use.
Another idea to save a buck it to find out who buys stainless steel scrap in your area and see what is available in the sizes you are considering. Dairies use stainless and food processors do too. You have to count the cost like all things, but sometimes you can stumble across what you want cheap.
You can buy used winery equipment too, I know Bully Hill in New York had a lot of excess equipment a few years back.
Joe
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Joe Sallustio

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