The use of stainless steel tanks in the winemaking process first began in the 1950’s and besides the ever popular use of wood in the form of wine barrels is still the most common storage vessel seen at a winery. They have many advantages over other types of containers, leakage for one and temperature control for another. Temperature control is of high importance to winemakers both during the fermentation process and throughout the rest of a wine’s life.
But what about the role of a tank (stainless steel or otherwise) in the compliance area of winemaking? Wineries are required