Viniflora® Prelude

Viniflora® Prelude is a pure strain of Torulaspora delbrueckii to be used in combination with your Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain of choice. This non-Saccharomyces yeast strain has been carefully selected to mimic successful wild ferments, increase aromatic complexity, enhance fresh fruit forward wines, and develop a round mouthfeel. For wines fermented or aged in oak, Prelude bridges the gap between yeast derived compounds and oak flavors. This specialty yeast is not intended to achieve complete alcoholic fermentation but to enhance wine complexity. It has to be followed by a Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast of choice to achieve a safe and fast alcoholic fermentation. 
Product Details

Key Features 

  • Recommended for Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot Noir
  • Increases wine viscosity and fullness
  • Heavy producer of mannoproteins/polysaccharides
  • Controlled inoculum helps minimize volatile acidity production
  • Alcohol tolerance is up to 9% (v/v)


Pack Size: 500 g

Educational Webinars

Innovative Yeast Solutions: Leveraging Non-Saccharomyces Strains for Better Wine

Presentation Topics include:
  • Selecting the proper Viniflora™ yeast strain for your wine
  • Advantages of Non-Saccharomyces yeasts: bio-protection, flavor & texture, acidity
  • Research update: Glutathione and Non-Saccharomyces yeast as presented at 2024 ASEV National Meeting
  • Product Update: FrootZen™ in freeze-dried format
  • Presentation Notes: Novonesis Webinar Slides & ASEV Poster

Preparing Pre- & Primary Fermentation: Pondering the Possibilities of Your Microbiological Toolbox

Presentation Topics include:
  • Selecting the proper Viniflora® yeast strain for your wine
  • Lowering your SO2 usage with non-Saccharomyces yeast
  • Using pre-fermentative yeasts to BioProtect the must by preventing the growth of unwanted yeast and bacteria
  • Differentiating your wine by aroma intensification, acid production, and mouthfeel perception through biological means
  • Streamlining your winemaking process with innovative blends and co-inoculation techniques
  • Presentation Notes: Chr. Hansen Webinar Slides
Cellar Equipment

Keg Washing

Temporarily Unavailable

Canning & Filling Equipment

Temporarily Unavailable

What can we help you find?