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Nitrogen is used in all processes of wine making from juicing the grapes, all the way to bottling the wine, and plays a crucial role in helping you to reach a high quality wine.

Nitrogen is used in all processes of wine making from juicing the grapes, all the way to bottling the wine, and plays a crucial role in helping you to reach a high quality wine.

As the exclusive supplier of ABSOGER onsite nitrogen generators to the New Zealand wine industry, Hort Air Services offers you high purity food grade nitrogen, maximum flexibility, proven energy and power savings – ABSOGER onsite nitrogen generators are among the most energy efficient on the market.

Choose a tailor-made ABSOGER onsite nitrogen generator and you’ll be in fine company with some of the most prestigious names in the wine industry, including Moët and Chandon (France), Chateau Cheval Blanc (France), Le Grands Chais de France (France).

Constellation Brands, the world’s largest wine business and owner of some of New Zealand’s leading wine brands including Selak, Nobilo, Kim Crawford, Monkey Bay, Drylands and The People’s Wine, have been using an ABSOGER onsite nitrogen generator in New Zealand for many years.

Don’t buy nitrogen; make your own! Contact Hort Air Services today to find out how to become your own high purity nitrogen provider and meet your needs with a tailor-made ABSOGER onsite nitrogen generator.

Nitrogen is used at all stages of the winemaking process. It allows for winemaking operators to control the oxygen and CO2 dissolved in the wine. The gas control is essential to obtain a high quality wine.


What is Controlled Atmosphere (CA)? learn more

Controlled Atmosphere has historically been used in large storage facilities where levels of atmospheric gases are continuously monitored and adjusted to maintain optimal concentrations. It is typically applied to commodities amenable to long-term storage such as apples, pears, kiwifruit, sweet onions and cabbage.

More recently, Controlled Atmospheres have been introduced to refrigerated containers for long distance transport by sea. The technology is being used for stone fruits and other commodities. The use of CA is increasing due to improved cost effectiveness in delivering extended shelf-life and enhanced produce quality. Good temperature control and management is critical to the efficacy of CA, which also must be maintained after the CA is broken and throughout the product’s distribution.

Benefits of CA include:

  • Extended post-harvest life by slowing down respiration
  • Reducing sensitivity to ethylene
  • Slowing browning reactions
  • Slowing softening of some fruits
  • Reducing some forms of physiological injury
  • Slowing the growth of some spoilage microorganisms
  • Extending the window for marketing stored product
What our clients say...

What our clients say...

“At Apollo Apples we replaced our existing nitrogen generators with ABSOGER onsite nitrogen generators and doubled our nitrogen production and halved our operating costs (power savings) as a result.  Combine that with Jason’s experience and knowledge of the horticultural industry and Controlled Atmosphere management, great customer service, advice and ongoing support, we couldn’t be happier.”

Mike Dobbs – Engineering Manager
Apollo Apples New Zealand Limited

For more information about how Hort Air Services can tailor make a solution for your Controlled Atmosphere and onsite nitrogen generator requirements, please contact us.

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