On a crisp Autumn afternoon, nothing beats making your own fresh fruit juice, wine and cider with someone special. And with the Homesteader, it's even more enjoyable. The Homesteader Wine Press is a single-tub fruit press consisting of a traditional frame and screw assembly. It's as solid and practical as it is attractive and will provide you many gallons of fresh juice.
The design is the same as that of the Homesteader Single-Tub Apple Press; only it doesn’t come with a grinder. It’s been designed as an “all purpose” fruit press, capable of efficiently squeezing grapes and other soft fruits and vegetables.
Get creative and see what you can come up with. Soft fruits can be combined together and, provided they are adequately crushed one way or another to a suitable pulp, apples can also be pressed. Crushing apples can be quite laborious when done at any significant scale which is why the cider press version of this model includes a grinder. The "Apple Eater" grinder can be purchased at a later date if you ever feel the need, so you always have that option.
The 8400 is guaranteed to bring many a smile to your face, just you wait and see. Load up the fruit, ideally in a pressing bag, place the pressing disk firmly on the top and start winding that pressing handle! Many a gallon of juice will flow and wide eyes and satisfied grins soon follow.
*One Year Warranty*: This press is covered by a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. If, at any point during this time, you are unhappy with your press, the Manufacturer offers to repair it, replace it or offer you a refund, less any freight costs.
Free Nameplate Details: As an optional extra, you can specify 2 lines of text to appear on a free nameplate on the press, at no additional cost. The nameplate will read:
YOUR LINE ONE
YOUR LINE TWO
Specially Handcrafted by Happy Valley Ranch
Frame: The press is comprised of laminated hardwood. All joints are dadoed and cross-bolted for superb structural strength.
Screw: The Acme-threaded screw measures 1 1/2" in diameter by 22" long, and is passed through the solid cast iron crossarm. A pressing-disc is fitted inside the tub when in use, of which all the pressing force is applied to and a cast iron foot at the bottom of the screw helps distribute the pressure. It is advised that you apply some lubricant to the screw and the inside of the pressing foot, such as the Petrol-Gel Lubricant.
Tub: The hardwoon tub measures 12” high by 13 ½” in diameter and is banded with steel hoops for added strength. The tub has beveled staves which allow for easy cleaning.
For models with a grinder attached, see our apple presses for sale.