Wine Bottle Washer – Must for Small Wineries
Remember the days when folks put out empty bottles for the milkman to take when he made his next delivery. Now, translate that to wine. Why? Because, more than 300 million cases of wine sold in the U.S. each year, virtually none of those bottles is reused.
A recent study from Wines & Vines magazine found that there are 7,762 wineries in the United States. Almost half of these manufacturers are in California, that has 3,674 wineries. Only 56 wineries can be considered as a “large” winery with an annual production of more than 500,000 cases. And only 223 can be considered as a “medium” wineries with annual production from 50,000 to 500,000 cases by year. That means most of California’s wine production still comes from about 3,189 small and micro-sized wineries.
Wine bottle production is also a significant contributor to a winery’s carbon footprint. An increasing number are recycled, but about 70% ends up in landfills according to EPA. Glass in that fills never breaks down and will stay there 5,000 years from now. With 10% of landfills being glass, reusing is the right thing to do.
Best way to reuse wine bottle is with automatic wine bottle washer that washes, rinse and sanitizes bottle properly. It’s a more effective method than do it by yourself with homemade appliances, and consumers can save 10% to 50% over than by purchasing new bottles of wine.