Vitis Open Top Wine Totes

Vitis open top wine totes are used for oxidative wine fermentation and storage of juice and grapes. Used primarily for red wines, during fermenting the open tank top gives the winemaker access to the “cap” which is formed from the wine skins on the top of the tank as the wine ferments. The winemaker, using a paddle, can gently stir or punch the cap back down into the wine in the tank. 

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Standard features of Vitis open top wine totes include:

  • Vitis sidewall:
    • Interior finish: smooth 2-B interior finish, blended and made sanitary at all weldment
    • Dimple jacket: our energy-saving precision laser-welded dimple cooling jackets are hydroformed and baffled to maximize turbulence and minimize load on the glycol cooling system. Both low- and high-pressure options are available
    • Dual-action manway (round): top inswing and outswing manway for complete racking access
    • Dump-out manway (square): outswing only and located at base of sidewall allows complete cleanout of pomace and wash debris
    • Drainage sump: both sump and ports are housed in a precision engineered, removable drain screen inside the tank
    • Racking port
    • Temperature Thermowell port: includes protective temperature control shield
    • Sample port: includes a valve in the sidewall that allows easy samples to be collected

  • Vitis bottom:
    • Sloped floor: enables easier dump-out, cleaning, and other interior operations
    • Tank mounting: can be either floor-mounted or mounted on PKW’s proprietary ring stand

Vitis Open-Top Wine Totes

PKW Wine Tote Open-Top Spec Sheet

PKW Vitis Open-Top Wine Tote Spec Sheet (Click to download)


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