Enoveneta & SEAM for the Australian wine market

A great partnership with SEAM, our South Australia distributor, and a pneumatic press with closed tank of 100 hl sold in Borussa Valley

Australian winemakers say it takes a lot of beer to make great wine. It also takes a lot of high quality steel, engineering and manufacturing – and that’s where Barossa Valley family business Stainless Engineering & Maintenance (SEAM) rises to the challenge.

SEAM is a dynamic young business company specialized on design and manufacturing of tanks, pipe works, structural steel, stair and catwalks for food and pharmaceutical industry. Also, they are now Enoveneta’s official distributor for South Australia.

Enoveneta is a leading wine equipment company from over 50 years, with a worldwide network of dealers. Lot of famous wineries all over the world choses Enoveneta’ technologies, from St Emillion in France, to Mendoza in Argentina and Napa Valley in California.

John Evans, SEAM CEO, says: “Despite its presence in Australia for about 20 years, only today with SEAM, Enoveneta has estabilished a solid and reliable partnership for the distribution of its technologies in South Australia. We think we’re on a winner and we look forward to introducing more winemakers to this quality technology”.

Atze’s Corner: a 100 hl pneumatic press for one of the most admired Barossa Valley wineries

SEAM has newly installed a pneumatic press PPA 100 at Atze’s Corner Wines in Nuriootpa, run by six-generation Barossa winemaker Andy Kalleske, whose wine heritage dates back to 1847.

Atze’s Corner has grown up a lot in recent years, growing from 100 to 500 tonnes of grape production. The winemaker Rayan Johns was in Bordeaux looking for a large second hand press for making winery processing more efficient. Ryan saw an AD for an Enoveneta press and made enquiries. John Evans got in touch and after some weeks he got an order for a 100 hl press with open tank. “Then the problem was to have it installed for the vintage, but thanks to SEAM we got the press installed in time” says Ryan.

“I was initially sceptical because I didn’t know much about Enoveneta” says Ryan “but now we’re really happy, it’s a good press and it performed well. It’s not a big clunky thing that makes a heap of noise – unlike some of the presses I’ve worked with. It’s reliable. It’ was a really good investment.”

The service was as important to Atze’s Corner as the press itself. “The whole thing has been a very smooth process. The service from John and his guys has been really good. They provided quick answers and were flexible with changes we wanted. It’s worked out well. It was a good find. And of course it helps having John and the team so close to us.”