By: Paarl Valley  11-11-2011
Keywords: Wine, Packaging, Labels

  • Liaise with clients
  • Supply quotations per production
  • Clients submit production request to the Planning Department who will verify packaging capability
  • Materials availability or delivery is confirmed before the production is formally scheduled in a day or week.
  • A production report is issued after completion of production.


  • The cellar offers tank capacity for bottle ready wine up to +/- 600 000L
  • Cellar tanks capacity - 5000L, 10000L, 17000L, 22000L and 40000L.
  • The cellar is equipped with an ultra cooler and bulk filter for cold stabilization and/ or filtration on the premises
  • Cellar Supervisor arrange intake of wine with winemaker and transporter according to weekly production schedule
  • SO2 adjustments are done if necessary and other allowed adjustments are done as per winemaker request


  • Trained analysts in on-site laboratory capable to perform full range of standard wine analysis (Alcohol vol%, Specific Gravity, Extract, Residual Sugar, Ph, Total Acidity, Protein Stability, Tartrate Stability, Turbidity, pinking, micro, CO2 and dissolved oxygen)
  • Wine analyzed prior to intake, on intake before off loading, after off-loading, with startup and after production
  • The laboratory is available for day to day cellar analyses
  • The laboratory takes part in the SA Winelab scheme to ensure conformance to industry standards

Packaging Control

  • Line Inspectors perform pre-startup, start-up and in line inspections to ensure packaging done according to client specification
  • Packaging Material quality are inspected to ensure conformances to standard

Dry Goods:

  • Packaging materials are used on FIFO bases
  • Paarl Valley Bottling Company carries stock items of all generic packaging materials
  • All packing materials except bottles are kept in the Dry Goods Store with stock levels monitored on a regular bases. Client branded packaging materials are managed on the same basis as generic stock, but the client do their own purchasing. A monthly stock take report are provided and storage costs are applicable
  • 6 pack cartons per pallet:
    9 x 25 packs per layer and 10 layers high i.e. Total of 2250 x 6 pack cartons per pallet
  • 12 pack cartons per pallet:
    6 x 25 packs per layer and 10 layers high i.e. Total of 1500 x 12 pack cartons per pallet
  • Clients are responsible for preliminary submission of wine to SAWIS and delivery of certification seals to Paarl Valley Bottling Company
  • The Certification Department will do a final submission or speed line to SAWIS after production
  • Receipt and issue of labels are done by the Certification Department
  • Facility is available for Carton stickers or Barcode printing
  • Self adhesive label rolls have to be 300-350mm in diameter and the labels must be left edge leading on the rolls
  • Recommended sizes for sparkling wine - Body 105mm (width) x 70mm (height) and back 80 x 50mm
  • The warning contains sulfites must be on all labels
  • PBM only evaluate labels against cultivar, vintage and vol% alcohol. The quality and correctness of the label are the responsibility of the client and supplier.
  • 5 Packaged product stores, 1 store is temperature controlled. Stores capacity of 8607 pallets
  • Finished Goods, bottled by PBM are stored free of charge for a period of 2 weeks
  • An advanced computerized stock management system is used to access real time stock information
  • Dispatch done per client request on flatbed trucks or directly in containers
  • Loading is done manually per carton, per pallet or with slip sheets. Manual loading consists of 2200 x 6 packs or 1100 x 12 packs in 6 meter container
  • Client has to provide export certificate before wine is loaded
  • Monthly stock take reports provided to clients

Keywords: Bottling Company, Labels, Packaging, Packaging Materials, Pallet, Wine