What Is The Best Type Of Bin For Harvesting Grapes?

The process that transforms the grapes from the...

The process that transforms the grapes from the vines and into the wine that hits your table is a pretty fascinating one with many specialised nuances along the way. One of these is the picking bin that is used to store the freshly picked fruit. As you’ll learn shortly, there is more to it than just picking up any old crate and tossing the grapes in it.

Grape Harvesting

Depending on the grape, the region, and the purpose of the grapes that are being harvested, the exact step-by-step picking process will only be known by the winemakers and viticulturalists. Technique and technology both have hands in this ever evolving process. However, something that won’t change is how the grapes are lugged around and stored before the next step in the grape’s journey.

Whether it’s by hand or machine, picking grapes is something that can be simplified to plucking the fruit from the vine and storing it in a grape bin.

The Best Grape Bins

For a grape bin to be of any use throughout vintage, it needs to be tough, portable and spacious. The ideal bin will be manufactured to last with materials that will remain corrosion-free, hygienic, and protected from the harsh Australian elements.

  • The ideal size of the bin should be around 2.85 cubic metres to make sure that there is more than enough room to store the harvest at any one time.
  • When it comes to the material aspect of the bin, one of the most important aspects has to be that the bin meets Australia’s strict food storage standards and is made from a food-grade material such as Polyethylene.
  • Polyethylene also works effectively to ensure that the bin is not damaged by the sun’s UV rays and other elements
  • Additionally, for structural integrity, the bins should have sturdy steel frames so that the liner can withstand rough treatment while protecting its contents. Hot dip galvanised steel can ensure the longevity of the bin for an operational lifetime.
  • Bonus features to look out for would be bins that are available in multiple colours for identification purposes, with room for company logos etc.

These are just some of the basics that the ultimate bin should feature.

If you’re in the market for the best type of grape harvesting bins around, check out Gorilla Products Australia and their collection of agricultural storage and harvest equipment. Contact us today.

We are excited to be exhibiting at WINETECH 2019.

Gorilla Agri Products provides the Australian...

Gorilla Agri Products provides the Australian wine industry with barrel storage and vintage solutions. With our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, we are constantly thriving to improve our design and make the life of wine makers a little bit easier each day. We take the worry away from the wine makers by providing them the best solutions for barrels storage and vintage. Together with Spanlift we also take care of your barrel room requirements as well.

WINETECH is a trade exhibition that provides wine industry professionals with the opportunity to network face-to-face, and keep abreast of the latest products and services available for the production of wine.


The Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC) is the Australian grape and wine sector’s premier technical conference for winemakers, grape growers and other wine industry professionals. An exciting program will be presented by esteemed local and international speakers who will cover all aspects of grape and wine production from the vineyard to the consumer.

More than forty workshops are planned to include something for everyone. Topics will focus on key areas in the grape and wine value chain and include vineyard and winery management, optimising wine flavor, winery engineering and packaging, innovative practices and market development. Over 200 technical posters will update you on all the latest industry trends.

Held only once every three years, WineTech trade exhibition returns to Adelaide in 2019. Running in partnership with the 17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC) and Wine Industry Suppliers Australia Inc. (WISA), this is a must-attend event for anyone within the grape and wine community.

Monday, 22 July | 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday, 23 July | 10:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday, 24 July | 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Archie Rose Distillery

Gorilla Products Australia is proud to have...
Gorilla Products Australia is proud to have supplied the Archie Rose Distillery with the racking system for their new distillery. The Archie Rose Distillery is the first distillery to start up in Sydney in over 160 years. They are young and passionate, and working hard to create traditional spirits in a new way. Based in Roseberry, Sydney, you can go and see how they make the spirits by hand, meet the distillers and enjoy a drink at the unique on premise bar.Find out more about this exciting distillery here – Products wishes Will Edwards and his team all the best for the future!Credit: All the images used on this website and in our brochures that feature the Archie Rose Distillery belong to the Archie Rose Distillery and are used with permission. 

3 days with a BIG Gorilla at WineTech 2015

The Gorilla Products Australia team had a...

The Gorilla Products Australia team had a fantastic 3 days at WineTech 2015 last week. We fielded many enquiries about our fantastic range of Big Tough Storage and Harvest Equipment. Held from Tuesday 14th through to Thursday 16th, WineTech 2015 was again a great success for the industry and our team look forward to exhibiting there again in 2017.

Completing the picture at our stand was our 3 metre tall Gorilla, who was the subject of many Selfie’s! 🙂

Visit our Gallery page for more pictures and videos of the day.