Bending Branch Winery has always been on the forefront of finding new grape varieties for Texas like Tannat for their now signature wine. They also do the same when it comes to technology to improve their wines and their latest piece of equipment is a Flash Détente unit from the Della Toffola Group.
Even though the technology has been in Europe for 17 years, there are only five units in the United States and the one at Bending Branch is the only one outside of California. Try doing some web searching on Flash Détente and you will not find much. This meant to get the real story, we had to visit Bending Branch Winery.
Gloria and I met owners Dr. Bob Young and John Rivenburgh where we were taken to their new number three production building. Outside the building there was no missing the Flash Détente unit as it sits on the crush pad and would fill the entire cargo trailer of an eighteen-wheeler. That is in fact how the unit was shipped.
This is Drink Local Wine Week and the Flash Détente unit will make Texas local wine better for Bending Branch Winery in addition to any other wineries that want to work with this exceptional technology.
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See the video of the Flash Détente in action at Bending Branch Winery.
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