The Voran double belt press is capable of pressing 7,000 kg per hour with the twin belt system producing very high juice yields of up to 80%* and a rotary belt cleaning brush system for reduced water consumption. The press together with a Voran Bin Tipper and a Voran Mill, all supplied by Vigo Ltd, are the result of a quarter million pound investment into the cider and juice making facilities at Biddenden.
As well as catering for its own juice and cider production, which totals around 400,000 litres annually, Biddenden also carries out contract work for a number of juice and cider producers helping to elevate the quality and choice available in the local drinks sector.
Julian Barnes, managing director at Biddenden, said: “We are impressed with the new press which is actually the first belt press of its kind in the whole country. It forms part of a long term investment plan for the juice and cider side of the business along with the installation of a new crossflow microfiltration system.”
Biddenden Vineyards is open daily to visitors throughout the year. Admission is free of charge and anyone wishing to see the press is welcome to turn up from 10am till 5pm Monday to Friday, can book onto one of the Saturday morning free tours at 10am or for a more depth experience and personal experience can book a private guided tour. For more information please visit www.biddendenvineards.co.uk
or phone 01580 291726.
*Up to 80% yield dependant on fruit type, variety and condition.