Paul Baggio, Della Toffola Pacific managing director, has worked in the wine industry for more than 20 years and has spent lots of time travelling the world, scouting out the best technology. From his latest ‘tech tour’ his key takeaway was around knowledge sharing, particularly around innovation, and how that can enhance rather than diminish the winemaking process. Nathan Gogoll put a few questions to him.
Q. Where have you been on your most recent ‘tech tour’ and what did you see?
Paul Baggio: Every year since 2003 I have taken a group of Australian and New Zealand winemakers on what has been colloquially termed ‘tech tours’. We have visited wineries in Italy, Spain, France and the USA. The trips are an opportunity to see different vinification technologies in operation and importantly for winemakers to ask and query their peers as to the performance and value of the technology.
Our latest tour in November focused on wine producers in the North of Italy. It included a stop in Treviso, the home of Prosecco, to a winery using high solid cross flow and continuous tartrate stabilisation, a winery in Soave using continuous floatation and cross flow filtration using high levels of Carbon and PVPP. Continue reading