2011 Equipment Survey Report: Filtration & Bottling
Money Available for New Purchases -- Wineries optimistic, with lots of lender dollars, but face uncharted stainless futures.
by Bill Pregler
Mar 2011 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Leading into 2010 we predicted capital expenditure would remain fairly flat, and that after a slow 2009, wineries would probably be happy to sit on the fence. Year-end feedback from vendors and lenders pretty much confirmed our thoughts. The good news is WBM’s latest 2011 Equipment Survey suggests the malaise of 2009 and 2010 is gone. Meanwhile, other sources suggest 2011 may be a better year both for wineries and equipment suppliers. However, while money supplies are flush, stainless fut...
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