Adapting to change means that the next generation of wineries can function better than ever. Thoughtful design and development of new wineries, or upgrades to existing sites, are key elements in creating efficient and sustainable businesses. The benefits go beyond energy, water and emission reductions; they also enhance workplace safety, support resilience against natural disasters and improve the customer experience. New technology (particularly sensors and automation) assists with efficiency and wine quality, but it also simplifies regulatory compliance and accreditation with programs like Sustainable Winegrowing Australia. Understanding and incorporating these advances will help drive the future success of wine businesses.