A visit to the Carlsen and Associates facility is an inspiring experience. Whether you are watching the fabricators at work welding stainless steel, wiring control panels to pump systems or the whole crew sitting down at a worktable together for a paella affair, the air is charged with the kind of enthusiasm that comes only from people who want to be where they are, doing precisely what they are doing.
With Carlsen and Associates the small winery is served in a variety of ways. Equipment, service, and an extensive inventory of parts are the elements that comprise the Carlsen solution.
Jimís background working as a hands on manager and electrician has allowed him to develop not only the efficient workplace that defines Carlsen and Associates, but also the sophisticated electronic control systems that are the signature feature of all of the Carlsen and Associates products. An infinite range of control over the feed and crush rates and the various functions of the Carlsen equipment line allow the user to exercise finite and precise control over all phases of the winemaking process.
The alliance of the Italian company Puleo and Carlsen and Associates has allowed Carlsen to implement many of his personal engineering refinements to the already excellent Puleo equipment. These combined efforts have resulted in the number one destemmer-crusher available today.
The various pumps, Waukesha and Yamada, applied to the winery with Carlsenís enhancements, cover all phases of wine movement in the cellar. The hopper, the screw sumps and of course the Carlsen Basket Press are all fabricated in-house and exhibit the highest standards of materials and fabricating skills.
The second component of the Carlsen and Associates solution is the service. In the field, in the shop or on the phone, the crew at Carlsen is always available to address instruction, trouble shooting, repair and maintenance concerns.
Recently Carlsen and Associates has developed and stocked a thorough list of components to extend, modify or complete your winemaking system. A complete inventory of valves, fittings and parts for every aspect of the winemaking process is available over the counter at the Carlsen Annex in Healdsburg, California. Technical consultation with the crew will help make the selection of components easy and accurate.
Carlsen and Associates have put their finger on the pulse of the needs of the small winery. Equipment, service, and a supporting inventory of components coupled with quality in workmanship and material produces the Carlsen and Associates winemaking systems. These systems allow the individual winemaker to express themselves, create the product of their intention and have a considerable amount of fun doing what they love to do.