Welcome to East Coast Mobile Bottling

Mobile wine bottling is a cost-effective, streamlined solution to an issue so many wineries face: how do we bottle all this wine? Easy, let East Coast Mobile Bottling do it for you.

The process is simple and our pricing is straightforward: we get in, set up, bottle, and get out. You choose the bottle, closure and capsule (if desired), and provide the labels (and the wine, of course), we’ll do the rest. Our easy reservation form makes it simple to set up your desired bottling date. Head here to reserve your date now.

Preparing For Bottling

Bottling Specifications and Winery Responsibilities
We take the headache out of bottling on-site, however we do have some requirements to ensure the best process possible. Please read through the following requirements prior to booking your mobile bottling appointment and let us know if you have any questions.

Prior to bottling day, the winery will complete wine filtration; wines that will be sterile filtered at bottling must be sterile filtered (EK) by the winery. The bottling line provides additional sterile filtering using .45 micron membrane filters to protect against any possible variables or potential contamination between the initial filtration at the winery and completed, bottled product.

The bottling line cannot successfully bottle wine below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, the winery will ensure wine entering the line is at this minimum temperature. This is particularly important during hot summer months.

On bottling day, the winery will provide a physically-capable staff to assist the bottling truck; a minimum of five individuals are required, six is recommended. This staff ensures the bottling process can go as quickly and smoothly as possible. One winery staff person will place cases of bottles onto the unscrambling table, one will pack bottles into empty cases, two will label cases, date stamp each case, and stack cases onto pallet. A machine will tape the cases.

The winery will also provide a forklift and operator, or make other arrangements to manually place pallets of empty bottles on the bottling line pallet rotator lift.

In addition, the winery will provide the following on bottling day: a hose to transfer from wine tank to the bottling line with a standard 1 1/2″ tri-clover fitting, potable water for bottle rinsing (a garden hose works for this purpose), and gas for sparging empty bottles (carbon dioxide or nitrogen are most commonly used). One large cylinder of CO-2 is sufficient for 1200 cases, while one large bottle of nitrogen will sparge 500 cases.

The winery should double-check supplies prior to make sure boxes contain the expected supplies (bottles, labels, etc) to prevent bottling delays.

Payment is due upon completion of bottling, please be prepared to handle this.

Label Specifications
IMPORTANT: it is imperative that wineries use the appropriate type of label for our machinery, please read the following conditions carefully.

Label Specifications
Labels are to be printed “copy position three (3)”, wound on a three (3) inch core, and each finished roll will be thirteen (13) inches in diameter when possible. Front and back labels will be separate rolls.

Label size is basically limited to if it will go on the bottle, the labeling machine can do just that. Remember, the labels must be placed on a flat surface or face of the bottle.

Proper pressure sensitive adhesives are critical. East Coast Mobile Bottling strongly recommends the use of AT-20 as an excellent all-conditions adhesive.

The labels must have a space between each label for electric eye sensing. This gap is normally 3-4mm or 1/8 inch. If the labels are a clear film or see through material, a sequencing bar must be printed on the web between each label.

Choose a printer that has experience with wine labels! The workmanship for this task is critical to bottling production.

Book Mobile Bottling

In order to book mobile bottling, we first need you to take a look at our pre-bottling requirements for wineries and make sure that you’re all set for us to arrive. Then, fill out this form.

Pricing

Mobile bottling prices are simple and straightforward

To schedule bottling, please call us at 833-2BOTTLE

Set-up fee and minimum service charge: $1,500.00
Sterile filtration, bottle rinse, bottle sparging, filling, closure, capsule, and label: $2.75/case
Label only: $1.50/case
Label and Cork/Capsule: $1.75/case
Bottle change requiring complete reconfiguration of entire line (each bottle change will reduce daily production by 125 cases): $150.00 each
Wine change or bottle height change (each wine or height change will reduce daily production by 75 cases): $75.00 each
.45 micron final filter change
Filters are provided as part of the service fee. Wineries will replace any plugged filters at this rate: $400.00 each
.50 micron pre-filter: $250.00 each
Winery-caused downtime
Mechanical breakdown is not considered downtime for the winery or the bottling line: $400.00/hour
Travel beyond 125 mile radius of Ashland, VA: $1.00/mile each way
Overnight lodging per night (when applicable): $150.00

Contact Us

Have questions? Need to hear more about winery requirements? Prefer to set up your mobile bottling appointment over the phone? No problem!

Give us a call at 833-2BOTTLE