Ancient Lake Wine Company, owned by Washington wine pioneer Jerry Milbrandt, is a custom-designed facility built to preserve the quality of the grapes. The processing starts with a gentle belt driven receiving system feeding state of the art Bucher presses. These presses, utilizing the “Organ” system, use fewer pressing cycles to extract optimum juice yields without excessive pressures that will release unwanted phenolic characteristics. From there, juice is sent to our stainless steel tanks, which are all individually insulated creating a micro-climate for each lot of wine produced, allowing us to apply specific techniques (native or non-native fermentations, variable fermentation temperature control, etc.) to each tank. Additionally, optimum yields are desirable for most of our customers, so we installed a ceramic plated high solids cross-flow filter to capture close to 95% of the product, which protects any non-desirable characteristics that all Diatomaceous Earth filters introduce to the wine. Because of these systems, we are able to provide all of our customers uniquely sophisticated, vineyard specific, high quality, high yield wines that will be sure to meet and exceed all expectations.