Agárdi Csóbor Ltd - expanding the production capacity of a family-owned winery

A family-owned winery used support from the Hungarian Rural Development Programme (RDP) to increase its production capacity and improve its energy efficiency.

Project summary: 

Agárdi Csóbor Ltd, is a wine producing family business. It started in 1989 as a hobby and in 2000 they started selling wine and expanded the vineyard. By 2021, the family owned 34 hectares of vineyards. As market demand increased, the processing capacity of the winery was no longer sufficient, and it was decided to invest further in the business.
The family used the investment support to build a wine storage hall; install a wine cooling system; and to acquire fermentation tanks and oak barrels. They also installed a photovoltaic system and bought a semi-automatic capping machine.

Project results: 

The investment increased storage capacity by 50% and also the fermentation capacity. 
Thanks to the photovoltaic system there have been very significant savings in energy costs which has allowed a fast payback on the investment. 
The company has secured 11 jobs.