Hygiene Training

We offer training to production staff for the correct use of cleaning chemicals and teach them about hygiene awareness. Everybody in the process chain, from the manager to ground staff, all contribute to the overall quality of the final product. Our training serves to refresh basic principles and stimulate general awareness.

Barrel Hygiene

The wood component of winemaking is one of the most desired factors that determines true wine quality. Due to the very complex nature of wood and the dynamic interactions between wood and the micro-flora residing within it, it is crucial  that proper  barrel hygiene and cleaning processes are performed to maximize the life-time of your barrels.
Thalès Services provides several cleaning services for wine barrels and large wooden vats along with the best expertise on barrel maintenance & risk management.

Our Barrel services:
  • Microbial Decontamination (including Brettanomyces yeasts)
  • VA reduction
  • Tartrate removal
  • Sanding
  • Leakage repairs
  • Branding
  • Removal/replacement of heads

Cellar Hygiene

Winemaking comprises a diverse set of factors that play a crucial role during the transformation of grapes to wine. In order to ensure that the best quality wine can be produced, it is crucial that the production environment is clean and present minimal risks that could be detrimental to this process. Thalès Services offers a holistic approach to wine cellar hygiene with preventative and curative services targetting microbial spoilage and chemical contamination. We have established ourselves as the experts in this field after several years of experience and multiple case studies.

What we offer:
  • Cellar Audits & Consulting
  • Winery Staff Training
  • Specialized Cellar Hygiene Chemicals (IPW compliant & SABS approved)
  • Risk Management and Problem Solving