Wine Refractometer - Wine Scales - Baume & Actual Sugar Content of Grape Juice or Grape Must - MISCO VINO3 Refractometer

Quick Overview

Baume and Actual Sugar Content (grams/Liter) scales are available for measuring grape juice and grape must on the Palm Abbe digital wine refractometer. This refractometer was developed specifically for the international wine industry and professional viticulturists. It is ideal for vineyards and wineries where quality and the highest precision are demanded.

Product ID: PA202X-124-129
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MISCO Palm Abbe Digital Handheld Refractometer

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Additional Information

Scale 1 124
Scale 2 129
Scale 3 No
Scale 4 No
Scale 5 No
Optic Material Sapphire
Detector Elements 1,024
Well/ Sample Area Material Stainless Steel
Evaporation/ Sample Cover Yes
Country of Origin USA
Light Source Precision LED @ 589.3 nm
Display Type LCD
Display Characters 24 Characters x 2 Lines
Display Backlight Yes
Display Language Russian, English, Spanish, German, French
Temperature Control Method Auto Temp. Compensation
Temperature Control Basis Sucrose
Temperature Range 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F)
Power Source 2 AAA Batteries
Battery Life 5000+ Readings
Dimensions 145 x 75 x 37 mm (5.7 x 2.95 x 1.46 in.)
Weight 250 grams (8.8 Oz.)
User Programmable Factory Reprogrammable, Options/Settings, Select Scale
User Calibration Points 2
Body Color BLUE
Body Material Plastic
Water Resistance IP64 - Splashing Water
Error Codes Text-Based
Approvals and Certifications CE

Palm Abbe Digital Wine Refractometer

Measure Baume and Actual Sugar Content with Laboratory Precision

The Palm Abbe digital wine refractometer will give you unprecedented accuracy and precision, in a handheld refractometer, when measuring either Baume or actual sugar content of grape juice or grape must. This refractometer was designed specifically for the international wine industry and professional viticulturist and is the only digital refractometer that is rugged enough for everyday use in a winery or vineyard.

The digital wine refractometer breaks the price barrier that previously divided digital refractometers from traditional handheld analog refractometers, while also breaking the performance barrier separating digital handheld instruments and intermediate bench-top refractometers. It is exactly the kind of bold, cutting-edge technology you would expect from MISCO, the company that pioneered the digital handheld refractometer.


The Palm Abbe wine refractometer is fast, convenient, and easy to use. Simply place a few drops of juice from the grape, or grape must, into the stainless-steel well and press a button. The custom-designed microprocessor delivers a nearly instantaneous readout in Baume or sugar content in grams per Liter. Nonlinear temperature compensation is automatic and insures that fluids read between 0 and 50 °C (+32 to 122 °F) are measured accurately.

The large dual-line LCD display is easily read, even in dim light, and removes the subjectivity associated with interpreting where a boundary line crosses tiny scale divisions. And, it is so easy to use! The user interface consists of two buttons, one to take readings and the other to step through various menu options.

Calibration is automatic and does not require the use of special calibration solutions, or tools. The Palm Abbe wine refractometer automatically calibrates itself to water and is ready to use in seconds. No more screws to turn and nothing to adjust.

Measurements and prompts on the digital wine refractometer may be displayed in English, Spanish, French, German, or Russian. This fourth-generation digital refractometer puts laboratory precision in the palm of your hand. Not just laboratory precision, but laboratory precision for the price of a traditional analog refractometer.

Many Wine Scales to Choose From to Meet Your Measurement Needs

Special models are available with scales for various international units of measure including Refractive Index, Specific Gravity @ 20 °C. Specific Gravity @ 17.5 °C, Density (kg/L), Plato, Baume, Oechsle, Klosterneuburger Mostwaage (KMW), and the actual Sugar Content in grams per liter or in grams per kilogram. Scales are also available for measuring the Potential Alcohol of grape must and Actual Alcohol percent by volume of finished wine via distillation.

With the PA203X digital wine refractometer, you have the flexibility to mix and match up to five different scales of your choosing, giving you the ability to create truly custom wine testing instruments.

The following standard wine models and are available:

VINO1 - Brix, Baume, Oechsle, KMV, and Sugar Content (g/L)
VINO3 - Baume and Sugar Content (g/L)
VINO4 - Oechsle and Sugar Content (g/L)
VINO5 – Sucrose Mass Fraction, Sugar Content (g/L), Estimated Alcohol Content, Actual Alcohol Content, Ethanol Specific Gravity
VINO6 – Brix, Sugar Content (g/L), Estimated Alcohol Content, Actual Alcohol Content, Ethanol Specific Gravity
PA201 – Brix Only

To create a truly custom wine refractometer, visit our Build Your Own Refractometer section on this website, or call customer service.
Key Features Only MISCO Offers
  • Sapphire Optics
  • 1,024 Element Detector Array
  • Large 24-Character LCD
  • Display indicates Unit of Measure Name & Value
  • Display Backlight
  • Stainless Steel Sample Well
  • Protective Evaporation Cover
  • Made in the USA
  • Optional - Rubber Armor Jacket

Build Your Own Refractometer

Our Build-Your-Own Refractometer section allows you to design a custom refractometer to your exact specifications. First, select the measurement scales. Next, add options and then accessories to your design. Finally, you can print a custom quote or order immediately. TRY IT NOW!


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