Optical Sorting of Grape Berries
by Eric Stern
Apr 2013 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Using optical sorting equipment in the winegrape industry is relatively recent, at least in this country. Suppliers in France, namely Pellenc and Bucher Vaslin, have been promoting this equipment for the past five or six years. I first experienced its impact on a wine produced by Talley Vineyards in Arroyo Grande, California, at an experimental tasting during the World of Pinot Noir some five or six years ago. In comparison to the control wine, produced with the same grapes without optical sorti...
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