“As we have grown and changed in focus and personnel, Logix has been there the entire time, monitoring our wines and safety in our Ste. Michelle facilities.”

Bob Bertheau
Head Winemaker
Chateau Ste. Michelle

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Customer Need

Chateau Ste. Michelle sought an automated temperature control system for its Woodinville winery. The winemakers wanted controls that would improve efficiency by monitoring and adjusting the temperature of wine throughout the fermentation process. Flexibility was another top priority. The winery needed equipment that could be easily adapted to changing needs.

Logix Solution

Logix installed its system at Chateau Ste. Michelle in time for the 1996 crush. The system precisely controls tank temperatures, optimizes refrigeration machinery room operations, and reduces energy consumption.

Business Value Delivered

The Logix solution provided a user-programmable set of seven temperature modes that could be assigned to each fermentation tank, and equipped the system with “Automatic White Fermentation Mode” parameters. Within the first few months of using the Logix system, Chateau Ste. Michelle staff reported enhanced winery operations and big time savings from improved efficiency and record keeping. In addition, the Logix system’s energy saving strategies have allowed the winery to frequently reduce the compressor horsepower requirements by 50%, resulting in substantial energy savings.