Linganore Winecellars Uses Ekos Cellar Management Software to Strengthen Business Operations and Production Processes

Maryland’s largest winery uses Ekos to oversee production, monitor inventory, and connect point-of-sale and accounting systems

MT. AIRY, Maryland — (October 14, 2022) — Linganore Cellarsa family owned and operated winery since 1971, uses Ekos winery management software to further develop its extensive brand.

(Father-daughter duo, Anthony and Melissa Aellen)

Founded in 1971 by Jack and Lucille Aellen, Linganore Winecellars is Maryland’s largest winery with 80 acres of vines and a production capacity of 160,000 gallons. The winery produces 32 varieties of wine and places sustainability at the forefront of its winery, which has earned Linganore a Sustainability Leadership Award from the Maryland Green Registry in 2021. The winery is still managed by the Aellen family today.

Linganore Winecellars started using Ekos in 2022 to streamline their production process, organize inventory and track winery sales. “We use the production side every day – especially the plant view,” said Melissa Aellen, winemaker and director of operational changes. “Navigating to different lots is seamless and we have a rough layout of where all of our wine is at any given time.”

Ekos is the only fully connected winery management platform that helps wineries manage their inventory, production, sales, and accounting data in one centralized location. The software too integrated with point-of-sale, e-commerce, and accounting software like Commerce7, Shopify, and QuickBooks.

The Linganore team chose Ekos for its integrations with its point-of-sale and accounting software and to gain more visibility into business costs and other data. “We’re excited to finally be able to track the costs of every wine made from fruit receipt through bottling,” Melissa said. “Excise tax reporting also reduces the monthly time spent creating these reports.”

In addition to the technical capabilities of Ekos, Linganore was won over by the responsiveness and energy of the Ekos teams. crew. “We chose Ekos for the culture and willingness of the employees to help and keep improving the program,” said Melissa. “So far everyone has been extremely receptive to the ideas we have and are quickly implementing new features.”

“Ekos is on a mission to empower wineries to manage their business and stand out in a competitive market,” said Josh McKinney, CEO of Ekos. “I am delighted that Linganore has chosen our team as their partner as they seek to continue their tradition of great wine, culture and success.”

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About Ekos

Founded in 2014 and based in Charlotte, NC, Ekos is the leading business management technology platform that powers and strengthens craft beverage businesses. With over 18,000 users on six continents, Ekos helps beer, wine and cider manufacturers improve efficiency, grow, streamline communications and improve visibility across their entire business. As a digital hub for all critical business information, Ekos facilitates the management of daily inventory, production, sales and accounting operations. Ekos was named to the Inc. 5000 list in 2022 and 2021 and is backed by Catalyst Investors and Noro-Moseley Partners. To learn more, visit

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