Case Closed: Australian & New Zealand Wineries Prefer Screw Cap Wine Closures
If you are not using a wine closure to seal your bottles, you should be!
The wine closure is now predominantly the closure of choice for the Australian and New Zealand wine industries. In the past 15 years, these devices have overtaken cork to become the most popular means of sealing bottles. In 2001, just 1 percent of New Zealand wineries were using these wine closures; in 2004, more than 70 percent were on board.
Interpack manufactures wine closure products for a range Australian wineries.
The aluminium screw wine cap was pioneered in the 1960s. French manufacturer Le Bouchage Mecanique produced the wine cap and Australia’s Yalumba Winery was among the first to test it. It was commercialised in Australia in 1976 and has steadily grown in popularity.
The wine closure has many benefits for the Australian wine industry.
- It keeps the wine in pristine condition.
- It prevents excess oxygen from seeping into the bottle through the cork.
- It substantially reduces the incidences of cork taint.
- It doesn’t affect wine ageing. With the correct bottle and application machinery, a wine screw cap is guaranteed to last at least 10 years. In practice, they can last for 25 to 30 years.
- Retailers can stock more product as the bottle does not have to be placed on its side to keep the cork moist.
- Waiters can more quickly and more easily open bottles for patrons.
Set your Wine Closure Apart from the Competition
Interpack has a range of customisation solutions to set your product apart from the rest. We can emboss your logo on to the end or side sleeve of your wine closure. We have also pioneered a technique where your logo is shaved from the foil revealing the shiny eye-catching design. For more detail on these effects, visit Solutions.
We have on-site graphic designers who are able to assist with this customisation and ensure that all design files are in the correct format and resolution for printing, embossing or shaving.
A Screw Cap Results in Pristine Wine notepad
Interpack reviews the biological, chemical, and physical hazards in our manufacturing processes to identify and manage risk. Our team evaluates the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and maintains an immaculate manufacturing environment.
We are certified for Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000, the highest international standard in food and packaging safety. To read more about this certification, visit the Safe page.