Looking Forward to the Future
Preston-Layne thanks you - our brands, customers, distributors and employees - who have worked with and supported us during our first 10 years.
Preston-Layne is going to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in August. What a great 10 years! With an idea and a lot of heart and soul, we’ve built a solid foundation to serve. Our attitude has been, from the start, “humble servitude.” We’ve been fortunate to have a number of great people on our team and great wineries as part of our core business. By the time we reach our 10-year anniversary, we will have sold well over 45 million dollars of wine!
Along the way to selling lots of wine and helping serve needs of our team of employees, wineries, distributors, restaurants and retailers alike, if there is ANYTHING we’ve learned, it is “the only thing constant is change.” Our clients and customers have changed. We are changing and will evolve so we are better able to serve.
There are four projects on the board that are significantly larger than anything we’ve attempted or done, which will represent another level of service. All four will change lives significantly for the betterment of all those we serve. It’s exciting to be a part of these four projects. It’s flattering that winery owners and brands would choose to partner with us. We would be premature to discuss specifics of the projects. However, we can say two of the four will be larger than our entire company is now. One of them, a joint, multi-national partnership, is a multi-million dollar project that will produce many jobs and much equity for all three divisions created as a result of it. We have also been approached about another extremely interesting opportunity which focuses as much on logistics as it does marketing, another large and significant opportunity for our employees and customers.
We are also going to focus more on core groups of consumers to grow our clients’ business. We will utilize technology to not only increase our productivity, but to better reach the customers that sustain our brands. We understand the need for the connection a winery and brand must have with the customer who orders the wine in a restaurant and brings the wine home to serve at a meal with family and friends. We will develop ways and means to foster, grow, and solidify those relationships.
The next 50 million dollars of wine we sell will come in half the time. The brands we are building will enjoy that growth. We will need more creative, hard-working people to join our team and we will need more ideas, energy, and creative thinking to recognize all the opportunities we have.
We’re excited! Knowing that we have the opportunity to do more good than we've ever done is exhilarating. It will be fun to have each of you along as we grow and see the best years of our history come to fruition.
We hope to see you in our travels around the United States, Europe, and South America.