Lanchester Wine Group, the wine and bottling company, is a family owned and operated business. Established in 1980, Lanchester Wine Group supply a comprehensive range of New and Old World wines, well known brands, as well as Lanchester Wine Group’s own high quality products. The Lanchester Wine Group owns its own 450,000 square foot warehouse, bond and distribution network.
In recent years the Lanchester Wine Group has expanded rapidly in all areas of business, reaching into the packed and drop ship gift market with Lanchester Gifts, bottling Lanchester Wine Group’s own and other well-known brands of wines and spirits via Greencroft bottling, for customers and producers all over the world.
A major emphasis within the Lanchester Wine Group is sustainability. To this end, the Lanchester Wine Group has invested heavily in green initiatives and launched a new company – Lanchester Energy - its energy division to drive Lanchester Wine Group’s ambition to become carbon-negative, and the world’s greenest liquor company. Already, the temperature in the Annfield Plain offices is modulated by a heat pump, while solar panels make inroads into the electricity bills. Now two wind turbines are being installed on the hilltop site, close to the company’s secure facility, and will generate an estimated 4 million kWh, against usage of 1.8 million Watts.
The Lanchester Wine Group is an innovative, creative and forward-thinking wine company that believes in positive change and constantly updates its portfolio of wines, its vehicles, machinery and materials to keep the operation as up-to-date and environmentally friendly as possible.
Tony Cleary, Group Managing Director said: “We are committed to on-going investment to constantly upgrade the infrastructure, efficiencies and quality of the facility and its operation and to improve customer service. Our goal is to be the greenest liquor company in the world.”
The Lanchester Wine Group has reinvested profits in the latest technology, including a new bottling line that runs at 15,000 bottles an hour, sealing wines in a nitrogen environment that extends bottle life, as well as the latest Foss analyzer, of which there are only three in the world. All told, the plant can produce close to 60,000 bottles and Tetra Pak units per hour – the company is the UK’s only high-volume Tetra Pak wine-filler.