This is a list of suppliers which I happen to use for purchasing equipment and supplies. While there are many more, this is who I happen to have bought from. The list includes both companies with local distributors, specialty retail stores in the region and mail order suppliers.
One of the best events to find and evaluate suppliers is the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, CA, http://www.unifiedsymposium.org/, held annually in late Over 600 vendors exhibit their wares – this has become my annual “big boy toy trip”.
The suppliers listed in random order in two categories:
- Vineyard machinery & supplies and agricultural chemicals: for all machines, equipment and supplies I use in the vineyard
- Winemaking & cellaring machinery, tanks, barrels, laboratory & bottling equipment and supplies: for all equipment and supplies I use in wine-making and cellaring
All company names below link directly to the company's website, if there is one.
Turf & Industrial Equipment: 2715 Lafayette St. Santa Clara, CA 95050. Distributor of John Deere and other turf and lawn equipment. Purchases: tractors & implements and servicing thereof.
Coastal Tractor Co, 3050 Ramada Dr. Paso Robles CA 93446. Distributor of farm equipment. Purchase: Gearmore Ventury Airsprayer
Jim’s Supply Co, 4102 A St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena, CA 94515, Distributor of steel, vineyard supplies, livestock equipment & fencing. Purchases: red C-clips, fence supplies.
Cameron & Cameron: 1175 River Road, Fulton, CA 95439 , Distributor of vineyard and ranch supplies. Purchases: fencing and yellow C-clips
Ear Tag Sales: specialized e-tailer for ear-tags for animals which are very useful for markers on end-posts of vineyard rows.
JWB Marketing, 2308 Raven Trail, West Columbia, SC 29169. E-tailer of specialty products. Purchase: BirdBard Pro Plus Combo. Did not work as well as advertised – reverted back to netting
Crop Production Services: 5 Lakeview Road, Watsonville, CA 95076, . Large distributor of agricultural chemicals, seeds and supplies. Purchases: Vintre Oro Agri fertilizer.
Sierra Pacific Turf Supply: 510 Samer Ave, Campbell, CA 95008, . Distributor of turf maintenance products and agricultural chemicals. Purchases: Champ, Thiolux, Microthiol, Rally 40WSP, Rubigan. Pristine, Stylet Oil, Kaligreen, NoFoam B.
Quiedan Company: 15400 Meridian Road, Salinas, CA 93907. Manufacturer & distributor of trellising equipment and supplies. Has excellent website and printed catalog for trellis construction. Purchases: trellising wire, adaptors, nose clips.
Spec Trellising: 39 Indian Drive, Ivyland, PA 18974, . Trellis supply company. Purchases: white bird netting & netting applicator
Herrick Grapevines, 1450 S. Whitshall Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574. Grower of green benchgrafts and dormant grafted vines. Interesting website particularly on rootstock differences. Purchase: 50 CabSauv vines 337 on 4453 root.
Valley Tech Agricultural Services, 2120 S K Street, Tulare, CA 93274. No website. Laboratory for analysis and testing of plant material. Purchase: grape leaf analysis
Horizon Distributor Inc, 4060 Campbell Ave, Menlo Park, Distributor of landscape and irrigation products and services. Purchase: Mondammon Phosphate, Calsul Gypsum, Sulfate Potash
Soil & Plant Laboratory, 352 Mathew Street, Santa Clara, CA 95050, . Laboratory for soil, plant and water analysis. Purchase: soil analysis.
Bucher Vaslin North-America, 350 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472. French manufacturer of high-end winery equipment. Expensive, top of the line equipment, well-engineered, good service. Purchases: de-stemmer, vibrating sorting table and press.
Santa Rosa Stainless Steel: 1400 Airport Blvd, Santa Rosa CA 95402. Manufacturer of custom designed stainless steel tanks, bins and catwalks. Expensive but excellent quality and responsiveness to special requests. Purchases: fermentation and mixing tanks – made to order.
Custom MetalCraft, 2332 E Division St., Springfield MO 65808, Manufacturer of wide range of standard steel tanks with ability to adjust design to specific requirements. Easy to deal with, good quality. Purchases: square mixing tank – made to order.
Hoists Direct: 123 Charter Street, Albemarle, NC 28001, Distributor of wide range of industrial hoists. Purchases: the Coffin 1 ton wire rope hoist & motor trolley.
Saint Patrick’s of Texas; . E-distributor of wide range of winery and beer-making equipment. Excellent website, broad offering. Purchases: small tanks and steel fittings.
IPS Installation Parts Supply: E-distributor of steel and plastic clamps, valves, bushings, fittings, tubing etc.Great website. Purchases: small plumbing supplies.
MoreWine Pro: 991 N San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022, . E-distributor with 3 retail shops is Northern California supplying wide range of wine and beer making equipment. They have an interesting catalog of equipment and supplies. No expertise and poor service in the retail stores, but good support at the central office. Purchases: the Kreyer refrigeration and cooling unit
GW Kent 506 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 . Distributor of wide range of winery, brewery, creamery and pharma equipment. Interesting website. Purchases: the barrel washing stand and equipment.
Carlsen & Associates: 1439 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Distributor of wide range of winery machinery, equipment and parts. Interesting website. Purchases: Daco cleaning tools, hose assemblies, bulldog assemblies, valves and tri-clamps.
Alasco Rubber & Plastic Corp, 3422 Roberto Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, , Provider of rubber and plastic parts. Purchases: bungs.
The Vintner Vault,3230 Riverside Ave, Suite 140, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Distributor and e-tailer of winery equipment and supplies geared to the small / hobby wine-maker. Good printed catalog. Purchases: carboys.
Hose Shop, 121 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, CA 9506. Distributor of Parker hoses, and hose assemblies for wide range of industries. Best selection in specialty hoses for wine making. Purchases: large hoses for wine movement.
Royal Brass: 1700 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050 . Distributor of Parker hoses and fittings mostly geared to the automotive repair and pressure washer markets. Purchases: supplies for pressure and vacuum hoses.
Alan Steel & Supply Company 505 E Bayshore Road, Redwood City, CA 94063 (no website). Metal distributor, stainless steel supplies. Purchases: basic steel plates & profiles. Best steelyard in the area.
Napa Fermentation Supplies: 575 Third Street, Bldg. A, Napa, CA 94559. Excellent store for small wine-making and bottling equipment in the heart of Napa valley. Purchases: small tools, bottling and corking equipment
Enartis Vinquiry, 7795
Bell Road, Windsor, CA 95492, A
distributor of wide range of chemicals and laboratory equipment as well as
laboratory testing services for the wine industry. Company organizes
interesting series of educational seminars. Purchases: laboratory equipment,
testing chemicals, enzymes and yeasts.
Davison Vinery Supplies: 1819 NE Baker St, McMinnville, OR 97128, . Distributor of automotive and industrial
supplies with a specialty division in winery products (from tanks to laboratory
supplies) Purchases: yeast (F15) and enzymes (LaFasse HE Grand Cru by Laffort)
Portocork, 560 Technology Way, Napa, CA 94558 . US distributor of natural cork bottle closures.. Purchase: Corks
Praxair, 2020 Delacruz Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Distributor of industrial gasses and related services. Purchases: dry ice, gas tanks for oxygen, CO2, Argon & Nitrogen. Welding equipment.
Carbonic Service: 1920 De La Cruz Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050. Distributor of CO2 mostly for fountain supplies. Purchase: CO2 refills; better price than Praxair.
Tonnelerie Radoux USA: 480 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 . Provider of French, East European and American oak barrels. Purchases: the Evolution barrels.
Seguin Moreau Napa Cooperage: 151 Camino Dorado, Napa, CA 94558. Provider of French, East European, Russian and American oak barrels. Purchases: ICONE barrels.
Artisan Barrels: 6050 Colton Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611, Distributor of French and American cooperages. Purchases: a Saint Martin Bordeaux Export barrel made with Missouri oak.
QuickLabel Systems: Manufacturer and distributor of specialized label printers and label supplies. Purchases: the Zeo! label printer and blank label rolls. Highly specialized equipment with antiquated software. Enthusiastic sales force with unreliable customer support but great supply of special order labels.
West Coast Bottles 2314 Inverness Place. El Dorado Hills CA 95762. Distributor of glass bottles. Purchase; glass bottles