Winery will provide the following to Bay Area Bottling Services prior to bottling day”

  • Contract
    • Signed contract (necessary to hold bottling dates).
  • Supply Samples
    • Bottles, cork, and label information for approval. All supplies must be approved at least two weeks prior to the bottling date, ensuring all equipment is compatible.

Winery will provide the following to Bay Area Bottling Services on bottling day:

  • Labor
    • One person to dump bottles on the unscrambling table.
    • Two people to inspect the filled bottles and pack the bottles into cases
    • One person to stack filled cases, if using a case printer. If a case printer is not used, one person to stack filled cases and one person to label the cases.
    • One forklift operator to transport pallets and handle other logistical needs.
    • Two people to capsule (if winery supplied capsules are not compatible with the existing automatic dispenser).
    • One point of contact that will be available throughout the entire bottling process. This individual must be capable of making decisions and coordinating all bottling related activities.
  • Wine
    • Wine needs to be completely ready to be bottled.
    • Wine must be stored in a tank at a minimum of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Equipment
    • A pressurized, portable water supply with hose bib shall be available to BAB within 100 feet of the bottling location.
    • The winery shall supply nitrogen to be used for bottle de-aeration prior to filling and neck de-aeration prior to corking. For bottling runs, in excess of 1,500 cases, the winery shall provide, a high pressure (235psig) liquid cylinder. For bottling runs of 1,500 cases or less, the winery shall provide either the liquid cylinder described above or else a high pressure (size 100) gas cylinder per 150 cases bottled. BAB will provide and connect the gas regulators, hoses, and filtration to the winery supplied nitrogen source.
    • A forklift suitable to handle the weight of the pallets and the terrain of the winery.
    • A sanitary bucket.
    • A sanitized wine pump and wine hose.
  • Electrical
    • BAB requires 1 230 volt, 3 phase, 80 amp or 460 volt, 3 phase, 40 amp electrical supply to be provided within 100 feet from the bottling line. The supply may be either a switch or circuit breaker having lugs suitable for #8 copper cables. Connections will be made by BAB. Additionally, a suitable ground lug must be made available. If the winery is unable or chooses not to provide the required electricity supply, BAB’s trailer includes an on-board generator capable of supplying all its electrical requirements for an additional .10 cents per case.

Bay Area Bottling Services will provide on bottling day:

  • Labor
    • BAB will supply the labor to operate all equipment inside the trailer.
  • Equipment
    • BAB will provide a wine pump and 100 ft of 11/2” wine hose. The winery shall supply additional wine hose with 11/2 tri-color style fittings if the wine tank is more that 100 feet from the bottling line location.
    • BAB uses 30” code 7 filter housing. The winery may elect to use their own filter elements in BAB’s housing or the winery may purchase new filters from BAB at current market prices.
    • BAB will steam sterilize its filling equipment prior to each run.
  • Miscellaneous
    • BAB will retain sample bottles from each varietal bottled.