Our Story

At Ball Bottling we put the same pride and quality of craftsmanship involved in making your wine into the process of bottling it. Growing up in Sonoma County we became friends with many wine makers and moving to Placer County we still have many friends in the business. Watching them pour their hearts into making wine, we also wanted to take part in the process. We offer our services to wineries of varying sizes, from those just starting out to wineries that are well established. Ball Bottling has serviced many areas from Napa County and the surrounding Sonoma County, Healdsburg to Ukiah, Placer County, Auburn and the Foothills and as far away as San Francisco. If you have wine, chances are Ball Bottling will come bottle it for you! Wineries are better served by perfecting the craft of wine making. Let us take the hassle out of the process and use the same care in bottling it for you.

Learn About Our Process

Wondering about our process and production requirements? We’ve laid it all out for you so you know what to expect from our quality services

The Ball Bottling Mobile Wine Bottling line is housed in a 34ft gooseneck trailer transported by a 1 ton pickup. Adequate working space should be allowed for access, turning and setting up the trailer, plus space behind the trailer for positioning pallets of empty glass and bottled wine. We require a hard, flat surface. Trees and shrubbery will need to be trimmed before bottling to allow access.

At Ball Bottling we offer a variety of services to meet your winery’s needs including: complete bottling, bottling only, and labeling only. We have a Mc Brady Orbital sparger and use a GAI 3010 16 head filler which can bottle 60 bottles per minute and around 1700 cases per day. We offer bottle sparging, light gravity vacuum filling, wine level adjustment, and vacuum corking. We use an Impresstik VAC 3001 double reel labeler. Labels will need to be wound industry standard #3. We have a 6 head Auto Sik foil spinner. We also offer automatic case taping and case label printing. We are a Mobile bottling line, which means we will come to you! We have serviced Napa County, Sonoma County, Placer County, Healdsburg, Ukiah, Cloverdale, Geyserville, Auburn, San Francisco, Eureka, Reno and many other places.  We are ready and willing to travel to bottle your wine!

Service Details:

Complete bottling and labeling: bottle sparging, vacuum gravity filling, fill level equalizing foil spinning, and pressure sensitive front and back label application, and automatic case sealing.

Bottling only (shiners): bottle sparging, vacuum gravity filling, fill level equalizing, and vacuum corking.

Labeling: pressure sensitive front and back label application.

Daily production is reduced depending on number of change outs of lots, bottles, corks, foils, labels, etc.

Contact us for pricing information!

We accept payment in check form and payment is due at the completion of bottling.

The line requires a dedicated power source of atleast 60 amps, 240 volts, 3 phase. If your facility doesn’t have 3 phase power, a generator can be rented for the duration of our bottling needs.

Clean potable water is required with a minimum of 30psi and 10gpm via a standard hose outlet within 50 feet of the designated setup location, plus for wastewater disposal at winery’s discretion.

Wines must be “bottle ready” upon arrival. Inline filtration to the bottling line is not permitted. Wine must be 58 degrees Fahrenheit to assure proper fill and prevent condensation.

Ball Bottling uses two 30″ code 7 filter housings which can be fitted with .45 or a .65 membrane filter or 10 micron “bug catcher” filter, supplied to client at market price. All filters will be bubble point tested to assure integrity of filter. Ball Bottling supplies Pall and Millipore Filters.

Ball Bottling uses an Omac positive displacement pump.

Ball Bottling uses a GAI 3010 monobloc 16 head filler corker and can accommodate 750mL, 375mL and 1.5L bottles. We can accommodate natural and synthetic corks.

Ball Bottling uses a 6 head Auto Sik foil spinner. Capsules will be applied by hand by winery personnel. Capsules can be tin or poly laminate material. Diameters can range from 28mm to 35mm. Capsule height is 35mm-70mm.

Ball Bottling uses an Impresstik VAC 3001 duel station labeler  to accommodate double reels. It is industry standard number 3. Ball Bottling can accommodate labels on a single reel or labels on a double reel for your convenience.

The winery is responsible for appointing one person, the Winery Contact Person, to be responsible for decisions regarding sanitation and sterilization, label position, cork depth, wine fill height, bottle vacuum etc. and supplying the bottling operation with requested bottling supplies. The winery is to provide  up to 7 personnel able to perform physically demanding work. 1 person to dump glass on the dump table, 1 person to apply foils, 1-2 people to pack product into cases 1 person to case label and date stamp cases (labeler and stamp are provided by winery) 2 people to stack finished product on pallets and 1 forklift driver. We offer automatic case sealing at a charge which will eliminate one person from the required amount of people needed if you choose to use it.

At Ball Bottling,we are constantly monitoring equipment functions and packaging materials to insure overall quality, however the Winery Contact Person is responsible for insuring the overall quality control of the wines and packaging. The Winery Contact Person is responsible for providing and insuring the monitoring of O2, SO2, fill height, cork insertion, vacuum levels, proper label placement and overall package quality and accuracy on a timely and regular basis. In the event of a problem the Winery Contact Person is responsible for communicating immediately the situation to the winery provided staff. Ball Bottling is committed to consistent quality control and is dedicated to ensuring the finished product meets and exceeds the highest of standards and expectations.

Ball Bottling takes great care in the cleaning and sterilization process to ensure our equipment is in excellent condition. We steam clean our filling components for 60 minutes at 220 degrees before and after each job to maintain sterility of the bottling line. Our corking jaws are cleaned and inspected prior to bottling to ensure proper working order and to prevent scaring  to maintain the integrity of the corks.

Ball Bottling reserves the right to retain two bottles per wine lot for quality assurance purposes. Ball Bottling assumes no responsibility for the biological stability of bottle product.


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