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Oenodia Announces Opening of Napa Branch to Support Their Growing Presence in the North American Wine Industry

Posted on November 19, 2015

With growing demand amongst consumers to know more about what goes into the products they buy, as well as increasing geographical challenges such as water shortages, wineries are actively seeking greener techniques in their production line. Techniques that not only decrease their impact on the environment but also streamline their costs and improve wine quality.

OENODIA’s sustainable processes for Tartaric Stabilization and pH Adjustment are leading the way in addressing many of these needs. Their STARS (Specific Tartrate Removal System) and STARS ZeroWaste have been proven to enhance wine quality, save between 80-96% of power usage, eliminate all wine loss, save 20-40% of water usage for Tartrate Stabilization, and they work with very large volumes.

The increase in demand for their sustainable wine processing solutions has led to the announcement of a new OENODIA branch office, OENODIA NORTH AMERICA, which will be based out of Napa. The new location will provide direct support and service to the growing number of wineries utilizing STARS, ZeroWaste and the STARS Mobile Service (which delivers these solutions in a custom built mobile unit to your winery door).

OENODIA is the oenology division of Eurodia Industries S.A, one of the world's leading specialists in membrane-based treatments for the agri-food industry. With its corporate headquarters in France, OENODIA delivers membrane-based sustainable technologies used for tartaric stabilization, acidification, de-acidification, cross-flow filtration and de-alcoholization of wines.

Domingo Rodriguez, OENODIA’s North American Wine Business Manager and a 20-year wine industry veteran, has represented the OENODIA brand since 2010 and is leading the company's effort to better serve the North American wine industry’s growing interest in their innovative wine processes.

"I am excited to lead the expansion of OENODIA North America through a local presence here in Napa and to welcome Cliff Burmester as STARS Mobile Service Coordinator to the team which also includes Jane Lin, OENODIA’s North American Business Consultant," said Domingo. "Our growing success in delivering Sustainable Tartrate Stabilization processes which reduce water consumption, eliminate wine losses and save energy, demonstrates OENODIA's value as a sustainable technology partner for modern-day wineries. The fact that we are part of PG&E’s utility rebate program goes hand in hand with that”. He added “With the increase in demand for our products and services, the opening of the office and warehouse is a natural progression and a demonstration of OENODIA’s commitment to our North American customers. “

OENODIA’s exclusive patented process for TARTRATE STABILIZATION, which utilizes Electrodialysis, a Zero Additive technique, can be acquired by purchasing STARS equipment directly or wineries can apply all the savings and the sustainable benefits by using the STARS Mobile Service which will now be operated and managed by Cliff Burmester directly out of the Napa office.

Cliff, who has an engineering background, has 15 years of experience working in the wine industry including 12+ years with Winesecrets where he operated the STARS Mobile Service along with a variety of other innovative technologies for VA Removal, Alcohol Adjustment and Centrifuge.

“I am delighted to join the OENODIA team and have their full support in delivering an all new and improved STARS Mobile Service” said Cliff. “With OENODIA’s investment in upgrades and new equipment we are going to be able to facilitate the smallest to the largest wineries with increased capacity and throughput for a rapid one pass 100% guarantee stabilization” he added. “Up to this point, our mobile service could operate at 800gal/hr but beginning in July 2016, we will be able to operate at 1600gal/hr and the addition of a Reverse Osmosis unit will decrease our water usage to about 3%.

With the announcement of the opening of their new branch office in Napa plus new investment in equipment support and service, OENODIA’s commitment to the market and to their North American customers is solidified.

OENODIA's new Napa office is located at 156 Camino Orugo, Suite 15, Napa, CA 94558. Contact the office at +1 707 486 4651 or domingo.rodriguez@oenodia.com . OENODIA will be in attendance at both the NORTH COAST WINE INDUSTRY EXPO (BOOTH # 602 on December 3RD in Santa Rosa and at UNIFIED Wine & Grape Symposium (BOOTHS # 1102 & 2002) on January 27 – 28th in Sacramento.

Website: www.oenodia.com

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