Wine glossary

wine press
Definition:Ein Gerät zum Ausquetschen oder Auspressen von Weintrauben oder Maische.

The wine press is used for crushing or pressing the grapes or must. Nowadays, wines is pressed gently with pneumatic presses in the tube or bladder, as well as the scattered use of the hydraulic horizontal press. The Torculum or Roman presses only have historical significance. The traditional basket presses and screw presses are seldom in Austrian viticulure.