Wine Basket & Bladder Presses

Choosing between a Basket Press and a Bladder Press

We offer two basic types of Wine Press for home winemakers: a Hydraulic Bladder Press and a Ratchet Style Basket Press.The Basket Press we carry is made of a painted steel frame with traditional wood slats. These are great for most small scale home winemakers.  The Wine Bladder Press offers the winemaker more control over the pressing operation and achieve a more even pressing, all while being faster.  A Bladder Press is also gentler on your fruit than a basket press.  Bladder Presses are a perfect fit for winemakers who are working on a larger scale and/or are focused on producing the highest quality wine possible.