Antique Italian Wine Press
Vintage Italian 1920 Oak Wine Press with Grape Crusher
Perfect for your wine cellar or bar.
Starting Bid: $200
Antique Wine Grape Press, Giunta Brothers Manufacturing Co., Philadelphia-11th and Christian Streets, ca. 1890-1920. Good used working condition. Used by a South Philly family to make wine for over 40 years. Perfect for your wine cellar or bar!
Signs of being over 100 years old, this is the type widely used by home winemakers in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Operating the press was straightforward: After the crushed grapes and juice were emptied into the press, the winemaker placed wooden blocks (included with press) on top of them to help compress the grapes as the screw was turned with a long wooden handle. As the mass of crushed grapes was pressed, juice ran out of the bottom and into a barrel.
The wine press, made of cast-iron and oak, stands 51” high and 20” wide. This is a great display piece or use it to make your own wine.
Special bonus with this press:
Antique Baccellieri Bros., Philadelphia, grape crusher (ca.1890-1920) to perform the first step in crushing the grapes. It is valued at over $300. Marked by the maker on cast-iron plaque, it stands 12” high, 18” by 18,” and weights about 30 lbs. It was motorized but motor is not in working condition.
Wine press is located a half mile from the Willows for your easy pickup and transport.
Donor: John DeFlaminis and Patty Baxter
Item condition: New