FAQ

Concentrate, yes; juice, no. The juice is only intended for winemaking purposes. It is not processed to adequately reduce the presence of hazardous microorganisms.

It will be in the range of 50-100 ppm. We recommend you test the product once it is at your facility. To test the product, make a 25% solution by adding three parts DI water to one part concentrate. The SO2 (free or total) reading will be multiplied by 4 to get the final value.

Cold/Heat/Protein Stable: Yes, the concentrate itself is stable, but stability should be rechecked after an addition to wine.

Shelf Stable: Concentrate and juice are shelf stable at recommended storage conditions (refrigerated 40°F/8°C or colder).

The brix level is adjusted to 68 with a variance of +/- 0.5.

pH will be in the range of 3.1-3.8.

TA will be between 0.8-1.5 g/100 mL tartaric acid.

We recommend you test the product once it is at your facility.

Specific gravity of grape concentrate is 1.34.

Yes, we do. Please see our calculator on Forms and Information.

We recommend choosing a concentrate that is consistent with the style of wine you are making. We are happy to offer recommendations based on your specific wine. Please call us today for more information.

Yes, we recommend always filtering after a concentrate addition.

The brix level is 68 +/- 0.5, but this is only a reading of soluble solids. The hi-color concentrates should not be used to adjust residual sugar. We recommend using one of our other concentrates if the goal is to add sweetness. We are happy to provide samples for you to bench trial.

Take the concentrate out of the freezer and allow to warm enough to liquefy. Stir product to homogenize and then use as needed.

Yes, we do! We are happy to offer bulk discounts or special pricing. Please call 209-334-9112 or email info@californiaconcentrate.com to inquire about our bulk discounts. Bulk discounts vary depending on the product you wish to order, the quantity, and the frequency with which you will place the order.

Yes, we do! We have a very long history of creating custom blends and manufacturing tailored specifically to your needs. Please call 209-334-9112 or email info@californiaconcentrate.com for further information. Pricing and availability vary depending on the product you wish to order, the quantity, and the frequency with which you will place the order.

We average 24 hours in our turnaround time for our varietal grape concentrates. Custom blends and fruit concentrate lead times vary. Production time depends on the size of your order- larger orders may require more lead time- but we aim to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

No. The concentrates are in a liquid form. They are pasteurized, kept in cold storage conditions while awaiting shipping, and are shelf stable if kept at recommended storage conditions (refrigerated 40°F/8°C or colder). We frequently ship the concentrates across the country without issue, but recommend you to arrange refrigerated truck if shipping time is 5 days or longer. The concentrate is a perishable product, and will begin to ferment if not kept at recommended storage conditions.

No, we do not, but we are happy to work with the carrier of your choosing. During the summer months, we recommend all orders that require 5 or more transit days be shipped via refrigerated truck, and all orders of High Color Concentrates ship via Air or Refrigerated truck depending on size. All single strength juice orders must ship via refrigerated truck.