Wine & Cart Pumps

Vogelsang Wine Pumps are Gentle with Grapes, Minimal Shear, Whole Cluster Friendly

Vogelsang Wine Carts

Vogelsang offers the ideal wine pump for must, pump-over and other common wine process applications requiring a positive displacement pump. A rotary lobe pump, properly configured with our exclusive HiFlo rotor design, can move whole grape clusters containing solids and debris without locking up. The Vogelsang wine pump provides a pulsation free, low shear flow of liquid. The lightweight, compact cart configured pump comes with quick connect flanges and integrated VFD. The wine pump is easy to move from one station to the next and pumps forward or reverse on the fly – making it easy to strip hoses back for cleaning.

The Vogelsang wine pump allows your grapes & juice to be pumped throughout the process with very little damage as compared to progressing cavity, centrifugal and metal rotor lobe pumps.

Shown to the right is our standard cart configuration. This is our turn-key pump offering to the wine industry.

The standard wine pump package includes:

  • 316 Stainless wet-end
  • 304 Stainless Tri-clamp flanges
  • 304 Stainless cart with wheels
  • NEMA 4x VFD
  • 50 ft Power Cable
  • 50 ft Control Speed Handle Cable

The best part is that we have this wine pump on the shelf ready to ship!  Factory Direct pricing!


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Flange Size


VX100-64Q Waukesha® 60 1-65 GPM 5 NEMA 4X Lenze 2.5" Tri-Clamp  $   6,995.00
VX100-128Q Waukesha® 130 65-150 GPM 7.5 NEMA 4X Lenze 3" Tri-Clamp  $   9,995.00
VX136-105Q Waukesha® 220 150-250 GPM 15 NEMA 4X Lenze 4" Tri-Clamp  $  14,995.00
VX136-140Q Waukesha® 320 250 - 350 GPM 20 NEMA 4X Lenze 6" ANSI  $  16,995.00

Switching to Vogelsang offers real savings in maintenance and spare parts cost. Our rubber coated lobe rotors are less expensive and more solids friendly than stainless rotors - which lock up on staples and cause additional maintenance.

Wine Process Applications

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Vogelsang Pumps are perfect for:


The best pump to move your grapes from a hopper or crusher into a holding tank is the one that delivers them most in tact. Centrifugal pumps used by many wineries do tremendous damage to grapes by excessive force resulting from the high rpm needed to achieve adequate pressure. High rpm centrifugal pumps also shear the juice. Vogelsang rotary lobe pumps do not need to revolve as fast to achieve the appropriate pressure required to move grapes into your holding tank resulting in better grape and juice quality with minimal shear.

Progressing cavity pumps tend to smash grapes and seeds releasing oil into the juice which will affect the taste of your wine. They are also known to severely damage grape skins. Progressing cavity pumps require higher horsepower motors and are very sensitive to foreign objects and debris such as staples that commonly get into the must. Our smaller rotary lobe pumps require less power for the same capacity as a progressing cavity pump and are able to pass solids up to 2.5” (61mm).

Other lobe pumps use straight, not convoluted, two or three tipped lobes made from stainless steel that don't feature the large internal cavity that our HiFlo have. This style of lobe crushes grapes, seeds stems and skins. Because their steel will not give like our elastomeric will, these pumps will frequently lock up from staples and other debris. The straight three lobe design made from any material has the highest pulsation rate of all lobe designs. 

Pump Over

Vogelang pumps are great for pump over applications. As with the must pump applications, centrifugal pumps shear the liquid each time the juice is cycled through the pump. The longer you pump over the juice the more aerated it gets. With a Vogelsang pump you get minimal liquid shear so you can pump over the juice longer which enables you to extract more of the flavor from the must. For smaller wineries that choose a smaller portable rotary lobe pump for must applications, a separate set of hoses can be configured so you can use the same unit for your pump over application. 


Vogelsang pumps are also ideal for pumping lees into your next holding tank. In this application centrifugal pumps can airlock when the lees becomes thicker as the tank is emptied often requiring manually pushing thicker lees into the pump intake opening. This is also an opportunity for your lees to become sheared. Our pump design will not airlock as it is designed to pump highly viscous liquid containing solids and needs no manual assistance. This is another applications where smaller volume wineries can use their portably configured must pump. 


Pumping the thick and heavy pomace remaining after the lees tank has been emptied is another application that can be easily accomplished by either a stationary or portably configured pump.   

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