“We set our Logix system so that if we hit a certain parts-per-million level of CO2, the ventilation system comes on and eliminates it. Most wineries don't have that automated capability; people just come in at the start of the day and open up big doors to try to eliminate the CO2.”

Mike Januik
Head Winemaker
Novelty Hill Wines | Januik Winery

Novelty Hill | Januik

Customer Need

When Novelty Hill Wines and Januik Winery drew up plans for a shared wine production and tasting-room facility, the sister wineries were determined to create a state-of-the-art operation that would meet a set of stringent product quality, energy management and safety objectives.

Logix Solution

Novelty Hill-Januik installed a comprehensive Logix controls system to manage and monitor everything from the temperature of the 30 refrigerated wine tanks in its 45,000-case-per-year production facility to the ventilation systems in its three barrel rooms and its fermentation cellar.

Business Value Delivered

The Logix system ensures that the facility can maintain fermentation temperatures within the narrow tolerance range required to produce its award-wining wines. The system also automatically ventilates the ambient air in the barrel rooms to reduce the quality risk posed by mold spores, and also to purge dangerous CO2 when sensors detect it is approaching unacceptable levels. The Logix system accomplishes these and other tasks all while reducing the wineries’ energy consumption by more than 40%.