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Wine Business Monthly - Mobile Bottling

This article offers an insightful overview of the mobile bottling industry's development and current trends. Authored by Bill Pregler, it details the industry's expansion from a handful of operators in California to a network of 41 companies across the U.S. and Canada. The article emphasizes the role of mobile bottlers as consultants, leveraging their extensive field experience to quickly identify and solve problems. It discusses various packaging elements like bottles, labels, closures, and foils, and provides practical advice for ensuring a successful bottling day.


It also explores how the industry has adapted to economic challenges, with trends such as shorter, more frequent bottling runs and the diversification of wine labels under one roof. It includes insights from various mobile bottlers, offering a comprehensive view of the industry's current state and future directions. A notable mention in the document is from Thomas Jordan, who comments on the execution of a full-wrap label application by Peregrine Mobile Bottling of Napa on a Merry Edwards Winery’s Pinot Noir, describing it as “one of the best I have seen... a full 350 degrees and absolutely perfect.” This quote highlights the high level of expertise and quality that mobile bottlers bring to the winemaking process.

Krones Magazine - Mobile Wine Bottling In California

This article focuses on the innovative business ventures in the beverage industry, particularly highlighting the use of CCL Pressure Sensitive Labels. These labels are designed to resist humidity and ice water, ensuring 100% effectiveness every time. CCL's commitment to creating the perfect label for each drink is emphasized, with a focus on environmental and economic efficiency, as well as the feel, function, and appearance of the labels.


A significant part of the document discusses Thomas Jordan's entrepreneurial journey. Formerly a Krones employee and Vice President Sales of the Western Division at Krones Inc., USA, Jordan established his own company in California. He introduced the concept of a mobile wine bottling plant, responding to the American market's demand for a high-quality mobile wine bottling option. His company, Peregrine Mobile Bottling, LLC, operates a 48-foot-long tractor-trailer that travels through Napa Valley and Sonoma County. It services small and mid-tier wineries, bottling wine at a speed of up to 75 bottles per minute and applying pressure-sensitive labels. Jordan continues to represent Krones in the American wine industry.

Label Applications Using Electronic Bottle Orientation

This article outlines the innovative services provided by Peregrine Mobile Bottling LLC, which offers premium mobile bottling with a KRONES-engineered production line. It emphasizes the use of electronic bottle orientation technology with photo-electric and fiber-optic cable sensors, enhancing labeling accuracy and production efficiency. The document describes the challenges of traditional labeling methods and how Peregrine's modern techniques using electronic orientation are more flexible and cost-effective. By detailing various orientation methods, such as seam, embossing, and Side-Wall Lug, it underscores the advantages of the system in handling diverse and custom bottle shapes, leading to greater line efficiency and reduced production costs.

Wine Business Monthly - Peregrine Mobile Bottling Adds Crossflow Service

This articles focuses on the advancements in the wine industry, particularly the rise of mobile crossflow filtration services. It highlights the growing demand for these services, which play a crucial role in ensuring efficient and high-quality filtration of wine before bottling. The document details the technical aspects and benefits of crossflow filtration, emphasizing its importance in maintaining wine quality and consistency.


In addition, the document discusses the industry's shift towards integrated mobile services that combine filtration and bottling, aimed at streamlining the winemaking process. Thomas Jordan, CEO of Peregrine Mobile Bottling, LLC, is quoted saying, “Consistency with crossflow filtration results in reliability and quality, which is how we are paid. Full automation eliminates mistakes.” This quote underscores the importance of precision and quality in the winemaking process, highlighting the value of advanced filtration technology in modern winemaking practices.

Crossflow Filtration - Pall OenoFlow XL 6 S

This article details the specifications and features of Peregrine Mobile Bottling mobile PALL OENOFLOW XL-6S Crossflow Filtration unit, highlighting its suitability for the wine and cider industry. It outlines equipment parameters such as model, year, number of filter modules, and output capabilities. The document emphasizes the system's specific features, including an all-aluminum trailer setup with on-board power and air supply, polymeric Microza® hollow fiber modules for efficient filtration, and a fully automated production process with VFD-controlled pumps for gentle wine handling. It also mentions the unit's skid design, which comprises stainless steel welded construction, including tanks, pre-filters, and water filtration. The decision to purchase this unit was based on factors like reliability, flexibility, minimized product losses, and ease of operation, underscoring Peregrine's commitment to technology and quality in providing state-of-the-art services to its customers.

Latest Technology for Mobile Crossflow Filtration Services

Peregrine Mobile Bottling LLC presents its mobile Crossflow Filtration services for the wine and cider industry, emphasizing the adoption of the latest membrane technology to enhance product quality and operational efficiency. This article highlights the benefits of crossflow filtration, such as prolonged membrane life, compact design, and reduced waste, which contribute to lower operating costs while respecting the wine's quality. Peregrine's commitment to the highest quality and customized service is demonstrated through their selection of the PALL OENOFLOW XL-6S system, which offers a single-step process to remove contaminants and ensure microbiological stability without the need for filter aids, centrifugation, or affecting the organoleptic properties of the wine, rendering the process environmentally friendly. The company values the technological advancement and cost-effectiveness of crossflow filtration, which simplifies pre-bottling processes and aligns with their mission to provide state-of-the-art outsourcing services.

Latest Developments in Wine Filling Technologies

This article discusses the advanced methods and equipment used in wine bottling, focusing particularly on still wine filling. It covers various aspects such as the speed range of fillers, the configuration of monobloc arrangements, and the importance of controlling quality parameters like dissolved oxygen pick-up, fill-height accuracy, headspace management, and cork/screw cap integrity. The document details the evolution from mechanical to electro-pneumatically controlled fillers, enhancing accuracy and reducing wear parts. It also describes the processes involved in minimizing dissolved oxygen pick-up, including bottle cleaning, inert gas sparging, and advanced filling techniques using KRONES technology. The report emphasizes the importance of maintaining fill level accuracy and managing headspace to ensure quality and efficiency in wine bottling, illustrating Peregrine's commitment to leveraging the latest technology in their services.

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