Category: Saddle Types

Buyers Guide for Wine Barrel Racks

Are you new to the wine making industry and not sure what to look for when it comes to purchasing wine barrel racks for your cellar? If so we would like to share with you a few tips.

•Save on costs and purchase refurbished racks. 

•Be sure you racks have four crossbars for safety.

•Topchock  cradle has better contact with the barrel .

 •Stainless steel for durable finish.

  Our refurbished racks are cleaned, inspected and coated with two coats of powder coating.  They look great and cost about a third less than a new rack.

Single crossbar racks are not recomended, they have a tendency to bend under too much weight, especially if they are on the bottom of a tall stack.

The topchock cradle is a design we developed for two reasons.  First we wanted to have a better contact with the barrel and second to get better coverage of powder coat in that area.

Stainless steel racks offer a durable finish in a winery environment.  The main drawback is the cost.  These racks can cost up to two and a half times more than a new rack.