Presqu’ile Winery, Santa Maria Valley, California
Accommodating a small footprint
Presqu’ile Winery on California’s Central Coast constructed a winery facility that required a wastewater treatment system for its process water. The
facility was intended to include all aspects of wine making, from crush through fermentation and bottling. Summit Engineering of Santa Rosa designed
a six-unit AdvanTex® AX100 Treatment System to accommodate the production of up to 25,000 cases of wine per year. A small footprint was paramount
to the system design, to accommodate landscaping features and a parking lot for the new tasting room. Treated water is dispersed on-site
onto a spray field covered with native plants. Integrated Water Services completed the AdvanTex system construction within a two-month time frame
to keep the rest of the facility construction on track.
Craggy Range Winery, New Zealand
Setting a standard of excellence
Located in a stunningly beautiful setting, Craggy Range Winery is one of the most technically advanced wineries ever built in New Zealand. In 2004, an
AdvanTex AX100 Treatment System was installed to serve the exclusive Terrôir restaurant, guest cottages, winery office, restrooms, and employee
residences. The system successfully handles up to 2,600 gallons (9840 L) per day of domestic-strength waste.
Bin to Bottle, Napa Valley, California
Saving on sanitary sewer district surcharges
Bin to Bottle is a wine processing and bottling facility in Napa Valley, California. The company’s success led to a need for expanded capacity and a
new facility, as well as a wastewater pretreatment system to lower BOD5 levels before discharging to the Napa Sanitary District. This pretreatment
allowed for a reduction in associated sewer surcharges. Because Bin to Bottle provides services for many different vineyard clients, they have longer
crush and bottling periods than a single winery would have (three months in the fall for crush and three months in the winter for bottling). The associated
wastewater treatment system needed to handle a huge flux in flow throughout the season, as well as quick increases in capacity. During peak
seasons, the facility needed to treat 2,000 gallons (7570 L) per day of high-strength process waste. After evaluating their options, Bin to Bottle finally
settled on primary treatment with aeration followed by Orenco’s AdvanTex textile filters for final treatment. Orenco also provided training to the facility
manager and crew to help operate the system.
Jim Ball Vineyards, Mendocino, California
Treatment for winery process and domestic wastewater
Jim Ball Vineyards at Middleridge Ranch in Mendocino County, California, needed a treatment system for wine processing waste streams, as well as
for domestic waste streams from visitor facilities and a residence. The owners selected Orenco’s AdvanTex Treatment Systems. For winery process
waste, two AdvanTex AX100 units were installed to handle up to 1500 gallons (5680 L) per day. For the tasting room and the residence, three AdvanTex
AX20 units were installed to handle up to 1000 gallons (3785 L) per day. All the effluent discharges to a subsurface drainfield.
Dana Estates, Santa Rosa, California
Trusted for the heart of Napa Valley, with irrigation reuse
A popular wine-tour destination, Dana Estates boasts a full-service winery located in the heart of California’s Napa Valley. In 2007, two AdvanTex
AX100 treatment units were installed to treat winery process waste with peak flows reaching 2,650 gallons (10,030 L) per day. In addition, two AdvanTex
AX20 units treat domestic-strength waste from the building housing the tasting room. The clear effl uent has minimal odor and is dispersed
on-site via subsurface soil trenches used for irrigation.
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