Columbine Vineyards Opens New Cold Storage Facility


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Wed. June 25th, 2014 - by Sarah Hoxie

DELANO, CA - Columbine Vineyards has taken another step towards its goals of energy efficiency, safety, and sustainability with the opening of a new state-of-the-art cold storage facility
 
“We are very proud of the dedicated team of professionals who have diligently constructed a facility that combines traditional agriculture with advanced technologies making the preservation of our grapes more efficient,” said Martin Caratan, President, M. Caratan Inc. 
 
The new facility measures in at 204,200 square-feet, roughly 3.5 times the size of an American football field, and can store 750,000 boxes of produce when full
 
“Adding this facility into our organization will provide us with the capacity to receive and ship more than 200,000 boxes a day and the design expands Columbine Vineyards ability to preserve the superb taste, freshness and nutritional value of our high quality grapes,” said Caratan. 
 
Columbine Vineyards is a family owned farm which has been raising grapes for harvest for 4 generations, according to a press release. They are best known for their Holiday Seedless® and Black Globe® proprietary grapes.