Sraml's membrane presses are, as one user put it to us recently, life-changing. They have long been known as the press to beat in terms of build quality, ease of use, long-term value, and extreme customizability. But keep in mind: Sraml presses are built to order, and must be ordered by February for the best chance at delivery during that year's harvest.

Although the VPe presses are branded Eco, they are anything but downscale, and most small-to-midsize wineries will find that they are a reasonably-priced option that grows with them through the years. With sizes ranging from 5 to 60 HL, VPe presses can find a spot in any crush pad.

VP Standard presses make several quality-of-life upgrades standard, with more robust control and customization upgrades, as well as an easier to clean construction that is sure to be appreciated during harvest.

Finally, the VPi series of presses brings completely inert pressing to winemakers who wish to elevate their art by preserving and enhancing sensory characteristics that have never before been possible.