Wine glossary

pneumatic press
Definition:A piece of machinery used in the wine-making operation of crushing or pressing the grapes or must

Nowadays the gentle pneumatic presses are more widespread than, for example, the bladder presses. There is a small number of hydraulic horizontal presses in Austria, and the Torculum or Roman presses only have historical significance. The traditional basket presses and screw presses are seldom in Austrian viticulure.