Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”) State of the Wine Industry 2017 Report

In this 16th annual State of the Wine Industry Report, he finds strong market conditions overall and identifies major trends that may signal adjustments in consumption patterns and segment prices.             View / download report … Read More

November 15, 2016 – Great Northwest Wine, “Seattle’s Ackley Beverage buys Oregon vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton”

Seattle’s Ackley Beverage buys Oregon vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton By Eric Degerman on November 15, 2016 Brandon Ackley is president of Ackley Beverage Group in Seattle. The Washington State University grad’s investment in Oregon began in February 2016 by partnering with … Read More

November 3, 2016 – Portland Business Journal, “Oregon wine sails to another warm, trouble-free vintage and wonders, What’s up with that?”

Oregon wine sails to another warm, trouble-free vintage and wonders, What’s up with that? Nov 3, 2016, 10:07am PDT Updated Nov 3, 2016, 10:28am PDT Growing Pinot Noir on the edge of climatic viability has always been a proud part … Read More

October 13, 2016 – NYTimes.com, “Putting Together the Details of Oregon Pinot Noir”

Putting Together the Details of Oregon Pinot Noir Wine School By ERIC ASIMOV OCT. 13, 2016 Some wines require a rigorous application of brain power to extract meaning and pleasure. Sherry, for example. Others, like pinot noir, go straight to the … Read More

September 25, 2016 – WSJ.com / Wall Street Journal, Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Wine Country Travel Without the Headaches

Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Wine Country Travel Without the Headaches By LETTIE TEAGUE Updated Sept. 25, 2016 5:31 p.m. ET 53 COMMENTS WINE-COUNTRY travel can often be better in theory than practice, with overpriced tasting rooms, heavily trafficked highways and crowded … Read More

September 9, 2016 – NY Times, “Owning a Vineyard: The Days of Wine Are Not All Rosy”

  Owning a Vineyard: The Days of Wine Are Not All Rosy Wealth Matters By PAUL SULLIVAN SEPT. 9, 2016 BILL PRICE was a founder of TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, and was involved in large … Read More

July 20, 2015 – Shanken News Daily on Washington Wine Growth, “Washington Wine, Part 2: Ample Room For Growth”

Washington Wine, Part 2: Ample Room For Growth With winery revenues of roughly $1 billion and a U.S. market share of around 4%, according to the Washington State Wine Commission, the Washington wine industry has grown fast, moving from fewer … Read More

June 1, 2015 – NY Times, “Drought Is Bearing Fruit for Washington Wineries”

By KIRK JOHNSON JUNE 1, 2015 SLIDE SHOW|9 Photos Washington’s Wine Surge CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times YAKIMA, Wash. — American wine, for all the hype and hyperbole in recent years about Idaho rieslings or Pennsylvania pinot noirs, is still … Read More

May 30, 2015 – NY Times Magazine, “The Wrath of Grapes”

NY Times Magazine, “The Wrath of Grapes” The Wrath of Grapes A band of upstart winemakers is trying to redefine what California wine should taste like — and enraging America’s most famous oenophile in the process. By BRUCE SCHOENFELDMAY 28, … Read More

March 1, 2015 – DeLille Cellars featured in Wine Enthusiast’s, “The Secrets of Red Mountain Winemaking”

Chris Upchurch of DeLille Cellars

Wine Enthusiast’s, “The Secrets of Red Mountain Winemaking” Over the last four decades, Red Mountain has established itself as not only Washington’s premier winegrowing region, but one of the finest in the world. Once a well-kept secret, the recent boom … Read More

February 27, 2015 – Pioneering Pinot: Celebrating 50 years of pinot noir in the Willamette Valley

Pioneering Pinot: Celebrating 50 years of pinot noir in the Willamette Valley THE VALLEY’S FOUNDING FAMILIES LOOK BACK ON THE EARLY DAYS OF OREGON’S PINOT INDUSTRY  Laura Fosmire and Victor Panichkul, Statesman Journal In the 1960s and ’70s in Oregon, a … Read More

2014 SVB Ownership Transitions in the Wine Industry 2014

For Sale Sign

Source: svb.com Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division has issued a new study, Ownership Transitions in the Wine Industry 2014, that examines the current historic high numbers of winery sales and transitions. Ten percent of wineries are strongly considering a sale within the next … Read More

Crush Report: 4.23 Million Tons Crushed, Average Price Per Ton Drops 5 Percent for Reds

Preliminary results from the California Grape Crush Report, released by the California Agricultural Statistics service show another year of record winegrape harvests, indicating 4.23 million tons of winegrapes were crushed, up 5 percent from 2012’s 4.01 million tons. Total grapes harvested (including table and raisin varieties) also reached record highs, at 4.685 million tons harvested. Read More

2014 SVB Wine Report

SVB’s Annual State of the Wine Industry Report addresses current trends, conditions and future views on wine industry growth, consumer demand trends and winery financial performance. Read More

Wines & Vines: Recovery Strengthens Wineries’ Credit

The story of wine industry finance during the past 12 months combines contradictions and consistency. The contradictions come in the form of increased activity, competition and expanded players in some areas of finance, contrasting with consolidation in other areas—including the … Read More

Wines & Vines, “Bacchus Capital, Unorthodox Financiers”

Sam Bronfman completed his two-year stint at Diageo in 2004, after the wine and spirits behemoth acquired Seagram, the business his grandfather founded and his family had run for three generations. He set out to find a winery or wineries … Read More