Bacchus Capital Management is a San Francisco-based investment firm providing strategic capital and making private equity investments in the US wine industry. Our portfolio companies are profitable wineries and wine-related businesses, often with iconic winemakers, which demonstrate significant growth potential. In addition to being a capital source to our investments providing flexible, alternative financing, Bacchus offers portfolio companies operational expertise and the unparalleled distribution network relationships of its Principals.
The firm was established in 2007 by Sam Bronfman, Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley and is managed by the three founding partners. Mr. Bronfman brings over 30 years of experience in leading several of the largest wine operations in the US with revenues exceeding $300 million. Messrs. Kaufman and Owsley have over 40 years of combined experience as investment bankers and advisors in the business of solving complex financial challenges.