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Pinnacle Wine Grapes
Pinnacle Wine Mountain

wine yeast

the winemaker's CHOICE

As a global yeast producer we deliver a premium wine yeast range that meets the growing demands of our valued customers.



We offer:


a diverse range of yeasts

strains for wines that have greater complexity & depth

robust strains to withstand greater stress tolerance

technical support

customer focused solutions

YEAST strains

Consumers are constantly looking for new trends in wine with improved flavour and aroma complexity – but without negative characteristics.


For winemakers to produce these styles of wine they need a yeast portfolio that can produce aromas and flavours consistent with premium wine styles, as well as being able to withstand the greater stress tolerance encountered in winemaking that include:


climate change

changing viticultural practices

new grape varieties

winery technologies & throughput requirements


AB Biotek has developed the Pinnacle wine yeast range to be the winemaker's choice for a premium wine with minimal fuss in the winery.


Please select one of our products below to find out more about each and click to download the Product Information sheet.



RESEARCH & development

Briefed by our customer-focused global technical team, our R&D team screen from our own large yeast strain bank to identify and develop specialist products with the right characteristics. These include yeast strains tailored to the production of super-premium wines with greater complexity and depth.


Other yeast strains are focused on more holistic issues such as climate change and include fructophilic capability to avoid the chances of sluggish and stuck fermentations that are becoming an increasing problem.


Wine Yeast research and development

about US

AB Biotek is part of AB Mauri, the global yeast and ingredients division of the international group Associated British Foods (ABF).


We are proud of our history in producing high quality alcoholic beverage yeast products across all end-use markets.


We support our customers and product portfolio with superior technical knowledge, which helps us produce wine yeast with a distinctive edge that is second to none.


Our in-market technical managers and specialist distributors consult with our global R&D team to focus on solutions for any customer in any scenario they face.

contact US

  North America Chile Argentina South Africa
technical contacts
North America

Dr. Jason Mabbett

+1 314 330 7412


Attilio Bellachioma

+39 334641 6584


Attilio Bellachioma

+39 334641 6584

South Africa

Dr Anthony Heinrich

+61 402 729 337

sales contacts
North America

BSG Wine

474 Technology Way,
Napa CA 94558



Punto Insumo S.A.

Las Parcelas
S/N Teniente Cruz Lote J,
Comuna De Tena
Ciudad De Curico, Chile

+56 9 8228 8415


Derivados Vinicos S.A.

Productos Derivados de la Uva.
Variante Ruta Prov. 50 s/n
CP 5584 Palmira,
Mendoza, Argentina

+54 26 2346 2666
+54 26 2346 2671

South Africa


Vinochem Specialities CC
Unit 4, Pinotage Rd
Saxenburg Park, Kuils River
South Africa

+27 (0) 21 905 0003