Stainless Steel Filling Wand

This L-shaped stainless steel wand was used at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa, California during the 1990s. The wand has a shutoff valve at one end where a hose would be attached to siphon wine from one container to transfer to another. In the process of “racking” the wand is lowered into a tank and the wine is siphoned into another container, leaving behind the “lees” (yeast by-product left from fermentation) that has settled to the bottom of the tank.
Object Name
wand, filling/topping
Physical Description
manufactured (overall production method/technique)
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 90 cm x 41 cm; 2 3/16 in x 35 7/16 in x 16 1/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
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Work and Industry: Food Technology
FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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