First Creek Wines lead the way on energy efficiency with Clements
At Clements, we have a rich history in the wine industry spanning over 30 years, and we are particularly passionate about our local Hunter Valley vineyards. Refrigeration is an integral part of the wine making process, therefore, energy efficiency should always be a priority.
We were recently contracted by First Creek Wines for winery refrigeration services. First Creek Wines are award winning winemakers located in Lovedale, recently taking out the James Halliday 2018 Chardonnay Challenge – Best Hunter Valley Chardonnay for their First Creek 2017 Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay. They proudly source quality, premium fruit from local Hunter Valley and NSW vineyards, resulting in a diverse range of varietals.
Our brief for the First Creek Project included the installation of a new cooling tower on an existing refrigeration plant. An assessment of the existing system revealed that it was not an energy efficient set-up, and was costing big dollars to run.
With energy optimisation a high priority, we installed a 1.6 mW system. Early results are indicating a massive improvement in performance and energy efficiency for the plant. Not only that, the system has helped to increase production capacity whilst overall running costs for the winery have reduced.
First Creek Wines couldn’t be any happier with their new cooling system. They are already industry leaders in viticulture, consistently bringing high quality vintages to the wine marketplace year after year. Now, they are also leading the way in innovative winemaking systems by employing technology to not only improve production quality and quantity, they are reaping the benefits when it comes to their bottom line profits as well.
Wine is one of life’s simple pleasures, and we love supporting the wine industry. At Clements, we know you can create amazing wines whilst minimising the costs associated with production. If you’re in the winemaking industry, and you’d like to save big (up to 40%!) on your running costs, it’s time to focus on energy efficiency. At Clements, we can help. For more information, feel free to phone our friendly team on (02) 4932 3833 to start the journey towards big energy savings.