Wine Pump vs. Must PumpIn the winery, a Must Pump is used to transfer the juice and skins of the grape, whether it be to the fermenter from the crusher/destemmer, or during the ferment to pump the fermenting wine over and break up the cap. Must Pumps can handle passing solids through the pump head, and have more powerful, heavy duty motors designed to push the thick must. A Wine Pump is used to transfer fermented wine post pressing and for racking, filtration and bottling. Wine pumps are not made to move solids, and in many cases would be damaged if you were to pass anything too large through them.
The pumps we offer below are considered "Wine-Only" pumps, and are not able to move wine with solids in it. If you are looking for a pump to move solids, please see our selection of Must Pumps.
Different pumps have different characteristics and capabilities when it comes to moving liquid, and these characteristics can make a particular pump design more or less desirable for a particular application.
Please feel free to contact us by giving us a call at 1-800-600-0033 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any wine pump related questions. We will be more than happy to help you choose the wine pump that best suits your individual needs.