Your trusted source for alcoholic beverage process systems

Producing consistent flavor and character is imperative for companies that produce alcoholic beverages, whether a small batch producer or a large-scale bottler. Wright Process Systems works with brewers, wine makers, and distillers to ensure that every step of the process contributes to the integrity of the final product, while maintaining the most efficient processes that minimize water and energy use. Our experienced alcoholic beverage experts can design and implement systems that pre-treat and cleanse raw materials, control the fermentation process, remove unwanted by-products, and bottle and package the final product for retail sale. As part of our commitment to total process improvement, our process engineering staff will join with your distillate experts to design and build a system that uses the latest technology and provides for flexibility in batch flavors.


Upgrading quality and productivity in the world of fine wine

As a California-based company, we understand the world of fine wine making. Many of California’s best wineries are an easy drive from our office. As much as wine making involves time-honored traditions, production of today’s best wines also requires sophisticated, sanitary, carefully controlled processing systems that work efficiently while creating the highest quality product. Our expertise in designing and optimizing these systems—and our understanding of the critical harvest timeframes within the viticulture industry—brings an unmistakable value to wine makers of all sizes.

Systems we have designed, installed, and maintained for the wine-making industry include:

  • Fruit preparation and sorting systems
  • Fermentation systems
  • Filtration and clarification systems
  • Carbonation and blending systems
  • Clean-in place (CIP) systems
  • Receiving and storage systems
  • Water management systems
  • Packaging and bottling systems

Distilled Spirits

Distilling a better process for your alcoholic beverage production

As a licensed general contractor with complete in-house design and engineering capabilities, Wright Process Systems has completed entire plant constructions with state-of-the-art control systems that automate the distilled product manufacturing process. We build and retrofit with the latest in electrical and safety control technologies, compliant with Class I, II, III / Division 1, 2NEC classifications, Hazardous and Flammable NFC classifications, and industry-specific classifications. Our full-featured service includes design, build, and maintenance of code-compliant piping, pump and valve selections, and utility integration.

Systems we have designed, built, and serviced for the distilled spirits industry include:

  • Full distillery installation project for true botanical spirts – gin, vodka, and more
  • High-proof transfer and storage systems
  • Rail tanker loading and unloading systems
  • Electrical grounding system for high-proof product handling
  • Intrinsically safe and explosion-proof installations
  • High-speed inline blending and cutting systems, such as an 800 GPM vodka-water cut to 80 proof
  • Liqueur and cordial blending system
  • Weight and volumetric batching and blending systems
  • Bottling, conveying, labelling, packaging, and palletizing systems
  • Aging and "zero-oxygen" storage systems
  • Cooling and heating systems
  • Filtration, straining, and screening flow circuits
  • Hot water rinse and full CIP systems


Process improvement specialists for breweries and beer bottling operations

For years, Wright Process Systems has brought its innovative process improvement methodology to the world of brewing and beer bottling. We apply our experience and process engineering proficiency to beer making operations of all sizes, from small craft brewers to major bottling facilities, helping them produce a more consistent product with better cost efficiency. In addition, our team of designers, welders, and installers can create an aesthetically pleasing production facility that showcases your brand.

Systems we have designed and installed for the beer making industry include:

  • Complete turnkey 50 barrel brewery, including brew house, fermentation tanks, bright beer tanks, filtration system, pasteurization, and bottling line
  • Installation of 15 barrel micro brewery, complete with fermentation tanks, filtration, and kegging line
  • Relocation of complete 100 barrel brewing system, reconfigured and installed in new location
  • Installation of 100 barrel brewing system, completely automated with mixproof valve technology and yeast propagation system
  • CO2 recovery and air scrubbers
  • "Zero oxygen" inert gas purge systems
  • Modular CIP systems with varying chemical program duties