The wine making process has a number of stages, all which require some form of trench drain. Simplified, the process includes grape pressing, fermentation, barreling and bottling. Each process location uses floor drains.
- Does my application require a greater flow volume that a standard 4” wide drain?
- What load will the grating and drain experience? Pedestrian or Fork truck
- Do I want to keep grape stems, seed and skins from getting into the drain?
- What aesthetic, if any, are we trying to convey?
Most wineries don’t use a deluge of water to clean the equipment and floors. As a rule, the standard piping used in the winery floor plumbing is 4" diameter. Four inch wide trench drain is the optimum width drain for this plumbing design; larger drains require larger plumbing.
Design winery floor drains for fork truck traffic unless it is impossible or impractical for such a load to occur. Standard trench drain practices for fork truck and pallet jack use include a frame and some sort of cast iron grate. If not required, many options are available for pedestrian or even automobile traffic load.
Where you’ll see Winery Trench Drains:
- Pressing rooms
- Fermentation areas
- Barreling rooms
- Bottling facilities
Tasting Room & Patio Areas
Some areas of the winery require small holes for either pedestrian safety (heel-proof grates) or to screen out debris. Perforated and heel-proof options are available in all load classifications.
If aesthetics are an added consideration, grating is available in functionally decorative cast iron, bronze, aluminum or stainless steel for a clean look.
Recommendations for Winery Drainage Systems
Dura Slope (by NDS)
Dura Slope, a durable HDPE plastic system, resists acidic winery byproducts and cleaning solutions. The Dura Slope pre-sloped system offers a catch basin-sediment bucket combination to filter out solid debris while draining away liquid waste.
Polycast 600 (by Hubbell)
Polycast 600 is a hardy, pre-sloped polymer concrete trench that is heat and chemical resistant. Polymer concrete with Vinyl Ester resin provides additional protection against heat and chemicals.
Numerous grate choices accommodate heavy traffic, acidic liquids and pedestrian safety.
3000 Series by Trench Drain Systems
The 3000 Series combines a chemical and heat resistant fiberglass channel drain with high volume capabilities to make it an excellent choice in wineries. Heavy iron grates resist forklift or pallet jack traffic while fiberglass options fare well in production areas.
Recommendations for Winery Patio Drainage
Mini Channel (by NDS)
Choose an affordable and effective channel drain with the 3” NDS Mini Channel. The Mini Channel offers accessories to fit any intersection, corner or angle on your project. Featuring heel friendly bronze and aluminum grates. Slotted plastic as well as decorative plastic and cast iron grates are also available. NDS Mini Channel guarantees a stylish finish to your patio drain.
4" Round Point Drain Grates (by TDS)
Quickly install a point drain where needed with our 4" diameter grates. Featuring heel friendly bronze and aluminum in 3 different patterns.
Select a pattern that matches our grates made for the NDS Mini Channel system. Create a coordinated finish with your patio drains.