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Where the Art of Good Wine Making Meets Quality Control

Stay on the Safe Side with Sartorius - Spoilage Detection for Winemakers

The art of winemaking is a challenging business. It can take generations to create an exceptional wine but you only have a few weeks to produce it. No errors should occur in this short phase so the wine can mature without any complications.

From vine to barrel, to bottle, to cellar – Sartorius’ dedicated Quality Control solutions for wine testing help you create the perfect vintage for generations to come.

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Applications in Your Quality Control (QC) and Our Product Solutions

You are committed to creating high-quality wine with consistent look, smell, feel and flavor from one bottle to the next. We are committed to providing you the products you need to ensure your wine’s taste, aroma and quality. For wine processing QC, we have solutions for the following applications:

Moisture Determination

At the end of production, to recycle waste and get the most out of your grape marc by-products, you can sell it as livestock feed, to a distillery or to a cosmetic manufacturer. Testing the moisture content of your grape marc is critical for preventing fungal contamination and ensuring you are selling grape marc with a known moisture content.

What to test?

Sartorius has products and solutions to help you detect moisture quickly and easily in your grape marc.


Moisture Analyzer MA 160

A fast alternative to the classic oven drying method. Compact design for routine winery applications in production and incoming inspection. Ideal for additives, sugar, solid process waistes and any organic sample.

  • Easy sample handling, designed for a secure and fast sampling removal.
  • Intuitive configuration and image-guided programs procedure.
  • Large 4.3“ color display, including touch and scroll functionality. Dry programs procedure are image guided.
  • Status light / acoustic signal shows status of analysis of the wine process.
  • Achieve reference value in three easy steps with Method Development Assistant.
  • Better Clean Design - for easy organic removal from the heating areas.
  • Safe storage of 100 programs for different samples and 9999 results, sorted by date.

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Moisture Analyzer MA 37

Rugged design, 100% reliable with small space requirements and easy operation in the winery. 

  • Intuitive configuration and image-guided programs procedure.
  • Large 4.3“ color display, including touch and scroll functionality.
  • Status light / acoustic signal shows status of analysis of the wine process.
  • Better Clean Design - for easy organic removal from the heating areas.

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Spoilage Detection

Despite having a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) in place, contamination can still occur at various stages of your wine production. The main contaminants of wine  include: Lactobacillus, Oenococcus, Pediococcus, Acetobacter, yeasts and molds. These microbes can affect the flavor and smell of your wine and damage to your reputation and brand.

What to test?

By adhering to a robust sampling plan along the entire production chain from fermentation to filling you can easily detect undesirable microbes.

For fast, effective, and efficient detection of potential spoilage microorganisms in your wine production, Sartorius has easy to use products and solutions to help you detect them early enough to prevent tainted wine reaching your customers.  


e.motion Dispenser Membrane filters

Optimize spoilage detection workflows and save time. Dispense filters automatically eliminating the need for manual operation. Benefits include for wine production include: 

  • High speed wine sample filtration.
  • Easy colony counting due to clear colony morphology and distinct grid lines.
  • Avoid re-loading during a shift with 250 filters per pack.

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Microsart® e.motion Dispenser

Automatically dispense membrane filters for spoilage detection by touch of a button, hands-free motion detection or a foot switch to minimize risk of secondary contamination. Benefits for spirits production include: 

  • Space-saving small footprint
  • Easy to clean, lightweight and robust
  • Available with long-life battery option

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Microsart® Manifold

Facilitate routine spoilage detection of spirits by selecting the manifold size (1, 2 3 and 6 branch). Compatible with all Sartorius reusable and single use funnels and filtration unts. Benefits for wine production include: 

  • Robust, full stainless steel material.
  • Easy assembly without tools.
  • Easy to clean and operate.

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Microsart® e.jet pump

Liquid transfer pump connects to Microsart® Manifold as the vacuum source for filtration of water samples. Benefits for wine production include: 

  • Small footprint.
  • Adapt directly to the manifold, no need for a suction flask.
  • Use Quick connectors to attach tubing and manifolds.

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Biosart® 250 Funnel

Reusable 250 ml funnel for use with a membrane filter on the Microsart® Manifold. Benefits for wine production include: 

  • Can be autoclaved multiple times.
  • Large inner diameter ensures high flow rate.
  • Conical shape design ensures no liquid remains in the funnel.

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Microsart® 250 Funnel

Single use 250 ml funnel for use with a membrane filter on the Microsart® Manifold. Benefits for wine production include: 

  • Save time in your sprits workflow compared to reusable funnels.
  • Easy click fit connection. 
  • No need to autoclave.

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Biosart® 100 Monitors

Ready-to-use sterile filtration unit combines a 100 ml funnel, lid, filter base, gridded membrane filter and a cellulose pad in one unit. After filtration, simply add  nutrient media and remove the funnel to convert the monitor into a petri dish, eliminating the need to manipulate the membrane. Benefits for wine production include: 

  • All-in-one design saves time and handling steps.
  • Minimize the risk of secondary contamination.
  • Different ampoule media types available for microbiological quality control of wine.

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Biosart® 100 Nutrient Media

Sterile ready-to-use liquid media in 2.5ml ampoules. For use with Biosart Monitors or Cellulose Pads in Petri dishes. Benefits for wine production include: 

  • Eliminates time required to prepare media.
  • Saves space in the laboratory refrigerator.
  • Different ampoule media types available for spoilage detection of spirits.

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Microsart@filter

Ready-to-use sterile filtration unit in 100 or 250ml sizes. Combine a funnel, filter base and gridded membrane filter in one unit. Benefits for wine production include: :

  • Reduces time and handling as autoclaving of funnels and base is eliminated.
  • Available in different pore sizes and membrane colors.
  • Reliable results as no liquid remains after filtration.

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Nutrient Pad Sets (NPS)

As alternative to agar plates, NPS are dehydrated media pads in petri dishes, packed in a double layer aluminium protective bag. Available with membrane filters for economical, time-saving spoilage detection. Benefits for wine production include: 

  • Eliminate time-consuming, labor-intensive culture media preparation.
  • Eliminates need to keep media pads cool during storage or transportation.
  • Long, 2 year shelf-life.
  • Different NPS media types available for microbiological quality control of spirits.

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Prospenser Plus

Robust design and high-quality materials provide accurate and precise dispensing in the wine production workflow.

  • Lightweight and easy to use.
  • Excellent chemical resistance and fully autoclavable .

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To make certain the quality and flavor of your wine meets your customer’s high standards, you need to perform analytical quality control testing. When red wine ages in barrels, your samples are sent to the lab for analytical testing to ensure the aging process is progressing properly. These tests can detect the following:

  • Maturity of grapes - from grape to bottle
  • Fermentation process control
  • Sulphur dioxide
  • Confirmation that harvested fruit is fully mature
  • How ingredients are changing to make decisions about altering your wine’s chemistry (for example adding acid, sugar, or tannin)
  • Key chemicals to maintain optimal chemical stability

What to test?

  • Basic analytical tests include Wet Chemistry Assays, , Gas Chromatography (GC), Atomic Adsorption (AA), Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP), and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Sugar levels in your grapes
  • Conductivity, pH, sugar content, alcohol concentration/vinegar concentration, oxygen levels, yeast titer, color and odor

To run any analytical or sensory tests, you need the right tools for sample preparation, such as pipettes, laboratory balances, syringe filters, filter papers and water purification systems. The quality of your results depends on the quality of your samples, and at Sartorius we provide the right products and solutions to make your sample preparation for analytical testing fast, effective, and efficient.


Arium® Mini UV Water Filtration System

Quality control of wine is essential for consumer safety. The water used for highly sensitive  chromatographic analysis such as HPLC, GC-MS, or ICP must always be high quality. Arium® Mini lab water system is a compact ultrapure water system for labs with requirements up to 15 liters per day. The option UV lamp (185/254 nm) removes TOC levels down to < 5 ppb. Key advantages:

  • Consistent delivery of high quality ASTM Type 1 water increases sensitivity of analytical results and minimizes chemical ion interference.
  • Comprehensive services include installation and  preventative maintenance for consistent and reliable water quality.

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Filter papers

Many analytical QC tests in brewery labs require a filtration step prior to the testing procedure to pre-process the sample. Circular, pleated filter papers of different grades are placed into a funnel leading to a receptacle and are used to remove turbidity from wort, to remove yeast cells after fermentation and to reduce CO² or degas the sample prior to tests such as density measurement or specific gravity.
The filter papers fitting best into your beer process are these types:

  • Filter paper grade 292a : FT-4-215-320
  • Filter paper grade 1289: FT-4-207-320
  • Filter paper grade 6: FT-4-312-320
  • Filter paper grade 4b: FT-4-309-320

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Cubis®️ II Premium Laboratory Balance

Precision Balances offer the highest performance for wineries. Fully configurable hardware and software ensure connectivity, compliance and confidence in results.

  • Avoid sampling errors with the largest 7“ color display with touch, scroll and swipe functionalities; graphic guided procedures/applications are built-in and dozens of QApp Packages are available including statistics, averaging, check weighing with counter and 70 others.
  • Status Center provides system info, notifications, tasks, and alerts. Advanced user management includes centralized password support, high security configuration and login rules with LDAP capabilities.
  • Unique, built-in, interactive motorized auto-levelling function up to 8 kg.
  • Easy to clean rounded edges and chemical resistance to eliminate organic residues or spill stains.

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Quintix® Lab Balance

Featuring the highest performing weighing technology available in Precision Balances for wineries.

  • Best performance right-out-of-the-box by its Start Assistant, SmartTouch and intuitive applications.
  • Checkweighing, statistics and peak-hold built-in applications; menu lock function available to avoid configuration changes.
  • Easy to clean and high chemical resistance disposable cover to avoid organic residues or spill stains.

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Prospenser and Prospenser Plus

Robust design and high-quality materials provide accurate and precise dispensing during wine production.  

  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Excellent chemical resistance and fully autoclavable 

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Tacta® Pipette

  • Superb comfort and unparalleled reliability ensures minimal variation for wine producers.
  • Advanced ergonomics including soft tip attachment and light ejection delivers the best user experience. 
  • Adjustable to improve pipetting accuracy by accommodating for viscosity or liquid temperature.
  • With only three parts to clean, there is a low risk of contamination. Combine with Safe-Cone filters or SafetySpace Filter tips to further increase contamination control and prolong pipette lifetime.

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Optifit Tips


  • With a perfect fit and seal, Sartorius pipettes deliver the highest possible accuracy and precision for wine producers. Further improve pipetting performance of viscous liquids with low retention tips .
  • Broad volume range and packaging options to suit your application and use.
  • Optifit tips meet the highest purity and quality standards.

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Minisart® Syringe Filters

  • Samples for HPLC, GC-MS, or ICP require proper clarification prior analysis to ensure high sensitivity and accuracy and protect instruments from particle load. 
  • Minisart® syringe filters are optimized for sample preparation with maximum chemical compatibility to ensure high performance. Minisart® RC is optimized for aqueous liquids, solvents and a wide range of chemicals.
  • Minisart® NY Plus syringe filters include a pure quartz glass fiber prefilter optimized for sample prep of particle-laden samples prior to HPLC or GC . The polyamide membrane combines fastest flow with low non-specific binding. 
  • Minisart® SRP filters are suitable for venting applications and leachable-free clarification for liquids in a pH range of 1 -14. Minisart® PES offers a combination of PES membrane and PP housing and has a higher chemical compatibility than PES in MBS housing.

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Claristep®

  • Samples for HPLC, GC-MS and ICP require proper clarification prior analysis, however, to ensure high sensitivity and accuracy and protect instruments from particle load during wine production.
  • The Claristep® Filtration System can process up to eight samples simultaneously without any vacuum source or power supply. The syringeless filter and the simple manual processing enable customers to simplify their sample clarification.

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Air Monitoring

When producing wine, knowing which microorganisms are present in your production environment is critical. Wine is most at risk of contamination when it is being decanted from the barrel into bottles, as sugar in the wine acts as a growth medium for many microorganisms present in ambient air. Microbial contamination of your wine can then occur while the bottle is on the shelf, changing its flavor and odor.

What to test?

Test ambient air for airborne microorganisms, for example at your filtration and filling lines, as well as at other critical points in your production areas

Using products and solutions from Sartorius, you can quickly and easily test for airborne microorganisms to help prevent microbial contamination of your wine.  

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MD8 Airport

A portable device to monitor microbiological air quality in your beer production area and at the filling line. Your benefits include:

  • Battery operated and portable
  • Ergonomically designed and easy to clean
  • User-friendly prompting with the option of four languages: English, French, German and Spanish
  • Flexible options for customized use, including adjustable air throughput and air flow rate
  • Storage of last-used parameters, even after automatic shut-off
  • Can be calibrated on-site

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Check Weighing

Accurately determining if your bottles are over or under-filled with wine, is a critical step in ensuring product quality and maintaining your brand’s reputation with customers.

Our balances, built using 150 years’ experience of manufacturing weighing technology, provide an easy to use, reliable method of checking the weight of filled wine bottles. Using the Check Weighing program with defined limits and weighing visual aids means that with minimal training your staff can control the weight of filled wine bottles or nominal gross weights more accurately and cost-effectively than you would using balance technology built into your production line.

Featuring, easy clean, stainless-steel weighing pans and simple assemble/disassemble components our balances are ideally suited for use in production facilities where you are weighing sugary or sticky substances and need to clean regularly. Where vibrations, airflow and temperature changes are challenging in your production area, our quick balance levelling technology, (bubble indicator on Entris® and Quintix® or simply press a button on Cubis® II balances) offers rapid stabilization times, maintaining accurate weighing performance time after time.

Features

  • Check weight is a function included in our essential weighing applications package and comes with Cubis® II (MCA), Quintix and Entris® II balances.
  • Check weight can determine whether a bottle’s weight falls within a specified tolerance range.
  • Print out each measure and change to the next identical bottle/can and get the stats in the end at the touch of a button.
  • Weighs safe the different bottle types (glass and plastic) in sizes from 0.3 L up to 5 L

Recommendations, norms, regulations and directives our balances work according to, include:

OIML R 79, R 87 & R138

Directives 76/211/EEC, 2007/45/EC, 2009/34/EC & 75/107/EEC

NIST Handbook 133, 21-C.F.R. Part 101 and 27-CFR Parts 4 & 27

Cubis®️ II Premium Laboratory Balance

Precision Balances offer the highest performance for wineries. Fully configurable hardware and software ensure connectivity, compliance and confidence in results.

  • Avoid sampling errors with the largest 7“ color display with touch, scroll and swipe functionalities; graphic guided procedures/applications are built-in and dozens of QApp Packages are available including statistics, averaging, check weighing with counter and 70 others.
  • Status Center provides system info, notifications, tasks, and alerts. Advanced user management includes centralized password support, high security configuration and login rules with LDAP capabilities.
  • Unique interactive, motorized auto-levelling function up to 8 kg or graphic-interactive guide up to 70 kg. Configurable electronic stabilization filters and lecture speeds for fast response in production areas.
  • Easy to clean rounded edges and chemical resistance to eliminate organic residues or spill stains.

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Quintix® Lab Balance

Featuring the highest performing weighing technology available in Precision Balances for wineries.

  • Best performance right-out-of-the-box by its Start Assistant, SmartTouch and intuitive applications.
  • Checkweighing, statistics and peak-hold built-in applications; menu lock function available to avoid configuration changes.
  • Easy to clean and high chemical resistance disposable cover to avoid organic residues or spill stains.

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Entris® II Lab Balance

Unrivalled value and performance in Precision Balances for wineries backed by 150 years of German engineering expertise.

  • The only Balance in its class with an automatic internal calibration program, 4.3“ color touchscreen or LED touch display and  built-in checkweighing application.
  • Easy to clean and high chemical resistance polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), stainless steel and glass construction to avoid organic residues or spill stains.

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Process Flow Chart for Your Wine-Making Process*

Discover the different steps in the wine workflow and click on the icon „+“ to get to know the variety of applications and solutions Sartorius offers for testing during your vinification process.

*This workflow may not exactly represent your wine workflow however generalizes the QC checkpoints

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Nutrient Pad Sets (NPSs)

Nutrient Pad Sets (NPSs)

Microsart® Manifolds: Adaptable to Your Needs

Microsart® Manifolds: Adaptable to Your Needs

Cubis® II Premium Laboratory Balance

Cubis® II Premium Laboratory Balance

Biosart® 100 Media: Monitoring the Quality of Water and Beverages

Biosart® 100 Media: Monitoring the Quality of Water and Beverages

Arium® Mini UV Water Filtration System

Arium® Mini UV Water Filtration System

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