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This tilting frame basket press is appropriate for pressing both apples and grapes. The metal press plate can be tilted away from the basket allowing for a easy loading. The tilt frame also allows our apple cutter or grape crushers to be placed directly on top of the basket. Extra hands may be necessary for stability if this approach is used. If you intend to use the press for apples, a nylon pressing bag should be used to ensure the apple pulp does not escape through the basket staves. The basket has a 5 gallon capacity. To complete your cider mill, see the apple cutter WE30. For white wine, see the grape crushers such as WE12. For red wine, a crusher/destemmer will be needed but cannot be mounted on the press.
Built in Northern Italy by Fratelli Marchisio S.P.A., one of the world's leading manufacturers of both hobby and professional equipment for winemaking, olive oil processing, and other food preservation. They manufacture equipment reliably with long experience in their use, and at competitive prices. For the home hobbyist, they can be relied on for all the heavy equipment and storage tanks needed in your winery, without breaking the bank. At The Beverage People, we feel a particular kinship with this company. After all, our wine industry in Sonoma and Napa Counties is largely the byproduct of the Italian emigrants of the mid-nineteenth century and their knowledge of grapes and wine. We are happy that the winemaking connections from Italy to California continue today.