Flash Détente Comes to Lodi: Della Toffola Unit Deployed for 2010 Crush
Second commercial installation of thermal flash unit in North America
by Cyril Penn
Jan 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Lodi Vintners, a custom crush facility in Woodbridge, California, became the second winemaking facility in North America to operate a thermal flash unit for crushing grapes, installing a unit made by Italian supplier Della Toffola Group in a partnership with Hahn Estates for the 2010 crush. Though flash units have been used widely in Europe, South America and Australia, the technology is new in the U.S. Sixty flash units have been set up throughout the world, and a small experimental unit wen...
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