The quality of the filtered Lees is very good, as long as the quality of the unfiltered Lees is very good. We recommend filtering right after racking, so that the Lees hasn’t started to ferment. You can expect a slightly lower brix compared to freerun juice, but the same phenolic taste.
Typical pricing is about $1 per recovered liter, plus trucking. Frequent Cellar Dweller customers receive a discount.
Yields are typically being about 70 - 80%.
Cellar Dweller offers trucking to and from the winery, and loaner totes if needed. Our trucking is calculated on the volume and distance you ship. Ideally, your juice is ready for pickup first thing in the morning. We run a pickup schedule in most regions of the Okanagan and Similkameen.
I would like some information on your juice lees filtration services during harvest. We currently have no lees filtration and have been actively looking for a solution. I know you are doing lees filtration at smaller facilities, but I’m concerned that our volume may be too small for you to handle.
During harvest, we run multiple wineries and multiple batches per day. Our present capacity is 4000 to 5000 liters per shift. There is some wine intermixing from batch to batch, about 100 liters. We accept volumes of 400 liters or greater during harvest, and volumes of 1000 liters or greater during other time periods. For