Project with Sugarloaf Custom Crush

We are currently wrapping up a large job for Sugarloaf Custom Crush.  Fifty Six Tanks total, Five 1,000 Gallon, Two 560 Gallon, Three 560 Gallon, Eight 3,400 Gallon, Eighteen 2,600 Gallon, Ten 1,550 Gallon and last but not least Ten 1,500 Gallons.  Sugarloaf Custom Crush is a state of the art custom crush facility, located in the beautiful Sonoma Valley, they have a wide variety of tanks for your storage needs.   We were happy to be a part of this project. sugarloadsugarloaf2sugarloaf3sugarloaf


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Surprise visitor!!

Exciting (almost emergency landing?) sights this morning here at Santa Rosa Stainless Steel. Not often that a hot air balloon gets that close, so we had to pause and take a couple shots.


The lighting was right, the tanks gleaming and the clouds in the sky were perfect Happy Wednesday!

Tanks Tanks Tanks!!

Our yard is currently packed with beautiful tanks ready to go to their new homes.    52016tanks2








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Enjoy your new home Tanks!!





Santa Rosa Stainless Steel wins Best Tank Supplier Four years in a Row

We are so honored to receive Best Tank Supplier for the Fourth year in a row!

The survey was conducted by Vineyard Winery and Management via their website and had close to 700 responses, spanning 25 categories and this year voters were able to leave comments in order to enhance winner descriptions.   Voters noted “quality, innovation, and good service”

We love to hear what the customers and industry are saying, and those comments are music to our ears!   Santa Rosa Stainless Steel looks forward to continuing to provide our customers with the best quality tanks and as always provide great service to our wonderful customers.

Thank you very much from everyone at Santa Rosa Stainless Steel




Dehlinger Winery Square Fermenting Tank

We just finished a 670 gallon square fermenting tank for Dehlinger Winery. You don’t see these much.  The tank is all set up for a mixer and has a 10″ long sump for draining purposes, with four 4″ square legs braced to be moved by forklift.


This tank is unique and very sleek, take a look



Bear Republic Beauties

We recently just finished up a big job for Bear republic.  Six Cone bottom Uni Fermenters and One 10,000 gallon Brite Beer tank.  These tanks are beautiful inside and out.   Insulated and wrapped in 14 gauge polished Stainless Steel.

These big boys are breathtaking.


If that doesn’t impress you the 55 degree cone bottom, also insulated and wrapped in 14 gauge polished Stainless Steel will

These tanks will be used for Fermenting beer.


The Brite Beer tank will be used for conditioning and the bottling process. These tanks do not have the coned bottom but are just as impressive.


For more information about Bear Republic check out their website


A recent conical tank project

We recently completed this project for Hamel Family. They are building a new state of the art winery in Sonoma and wanted Conical tanks that would function as well as look amazing in the new space

On Site Fabrication

This picture shows a 60,000 gallon tank being laid down in Lodi, CA. We have built more than 500 tanks from 400,000 – 7,500 gallons  onsite for this customer.

Cone Tanks

There seems to be a bit of interest in Conical tanks again.
Here is a 1500 gallon Conical tank at Rombauer. Contact us for more info.

Quick Wine Facts

Temperature of wines

Room temperature is rarely wine drinking temperature. Most restaurants, bars and homes have an average of 71 – 74 degrees room temperature all year long!

  • Rich full body red wines should be between 58 and 64 degrees, no higher
  • Light red wines, usually outstanding in the summer, should be between 54 and 57
  • White and Rose wines should be between 46 and 54
  • Champagne, dessert and sweet wines should be between 43 and 47

Vineyard Timeline

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One Acre of an established vineyard AVERAGES:

  • 4-5 tons of grapes which is 10,000 pounds
  • 13.51 barrels of wine at 7,552 oz./ea
  • 797 gallons of wine at 128 oz./ea
  • 3,958 bottles of wine at 25.6 oz./ea
  • 15,940 glasses of wine at 6.4 oz./ea

One Barrel of wine contains:

  • 740 pounds of grapes
  • 59 gallons of wine
  • 24.6 cases
  • 295 bottles
  • 1,180 glasses

One Case of wine contains: 

  • 30 pounds of grapes (468 oz.)
  • 307.2 ounces of wine
  • 24.6 cases
  • 12 bottles of wine
  • 48 glasses of wine

One Bottle of wine contains: 

  • 750 ml of liquid
  • 2.4 pounds of grapes (39 oz.)
  • 25.6 ounces of wine (4/5 quart)
  • 4 glasses of wine

How About Grapes, Clusters and Vines?

  • 1 grape cluster = 1 glass
  • 75 grapes = 1 cluster
  • 4 clusters = 1 bottle
  • 40 clusters = 1 vine
  • 1 vine = 10 bottles
  • 1200 clusters = 1 barrel
  • 30 vines = 1 barrel
  • 400-500 vines = 1 acre
  • 1 acre = 4-5 tons
  • 4-5 tons = 266-332 cases

Q & A

  1. Among the world’s fruit crops, where do wine grapes rank in number of acres planted? #1
  2. How many gallons of wine were lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake? 30 million
  3. How long does it take to harvest a commercial crop from newly replanted grape vines? 4-5 years
  4. How many varieties of wine grapes exist worldwide? 10,000
  5. How much white zinfandel is consumed in this country? Too much
  6. A bottle of opened wine stored in the refrigerator lasts how much longer than it would if stored at room temp? 6-16 times longer
  7. What are the top three U.S. states in terms of wine consumption? CA, NY, FL
  8. What percentage of restaurant wine sales do red wines represent? 55%
  9. What is the average cost of the grapes used to produce a $20 bottle of wine? $2.64
  10. Should I ever use a decanter for my wines? A decanter is used mainly to remove sediment from older red wines.  Also, it can be used to open up young red wines.  Otherwise, wine will “breathe” enough in your glass and decanting is not necessary.
  11. Why should I swirl wine in my glass before I drink it? By swirling your wine, oxygen is invited into the glass, which allows the aromas to escape.