Wine Spectator, “West Coast Wineries Are Up for Sale–Quietly”

With buyers snapping up leading California wineries Qupé, Araujo, Clos Pegase and Mayacamas in recent months, and other players investing in Oregon and Washington, it may seem like the market for wineries is suddenly hot again on the West Coast. … Read More

Shanken News Daily, “Exclusive: Bacchus Launches “Wineworks” Sales And Marketing Unit With Highly Rated Trio”

Bacchus Capital Management—the San Francisco-based private equity firm formed by industry veteran Sam Bronfman and investment bankers Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley—is set to open its own sales and marketing unit, BCM Wineworks. The new unit’s first three brands—Dry Creek’s Sbragia … Read More

Wine Spectator, “Qupé Winery Sold to Charles Banks’ Terroir Selections”

Qupé, a Santa Barbara winery specializing in Rhône-style reds, has been purchased by Charles Banks and Terroir Selections, adding to the investment group’s growing portfolio of wine brands. Founder and winemaker Bob Lindquist will stay on, assuming the role of … 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

Wines & Vines, “What Finance Insiders Think”

This year Wines & Vines surveyed six of the most knowledgeable executives in North American wine industry finance about the past year and what’s ahead. These banking veterans weighed in on the availability of credit, supply and demand, risk, interest … Read More

July 14, 2013 –, “Private Equity Wake-Up Kiss for Mayacamas: Elin McCoy”

Private Equity Wake-Up Kiss for Mayacamas: Elin McCoy July 14, 2013 — 9:01 PM PDT Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Baccus Capital Henry Owsley, Sam Bronfman and Peter Kaufman, the three co-founders and managing partners of Bacchus Capital, during the … Read More, “Bacchus Jamboree Focuses on Best Practices”

A recent gathering in San Francisco of wineries that are part of the Bacchus Capital Management portfolio was unique, as it brought together staff from eight loosely affiliated wineries for the first time. The event was preceded by a tasting … Read More

Wines & Vines, “June News – Bacchus Invests in Madrigal”

Madrigal Vineyards in Napa Valley received an infusion of equity growth capital from Bacchus Capital Management LLC. The prestigious announcement, expected to be made public Thursday, comes just months after Dobbes’ Wine by Joe secured a deal with Bacchus Capital Management of New … Read More

Portland Business Journal, “Why a PE Firm is Playing in the Willamette Valley Wine Grab”

Why a PE Firm is Playing in the Willamette Valley Wine Grab by Suzanne Stevens Bacchus Capital Management first tapped into Oregon’s wine country by investing in Dundee-based Wine by Joe in 2011. It’s expanded its Oregon portfolio twice in … Read More

The Wall Street Journal Private Equity Beat, “The Morning Leverage: Bacchus Uncorks Two More Deals In The Northwest”

Bacchus Capital Management, the private equity firm that deals in a different kind of liquidity, is expanding its holdings in the Pacific Northwest, acquiring Panther Creek Cellars and making a growth capital investment in DeLille Cellars. The wine-focused private equity firm … Read More

Portland Business Journal, “NY PE Firm Taps into Second Oregon Wine Brand”

In a move that strengthens its position in the Oregon wine industry, New York-based private equity firm Bacchus Capital Management said Wednesday it has purchased the well-regarded Panther Creek Cellars wine brand, which is based in McMinnville. Terms were undisclosed. Seller Liz Chambers, … Read More

Dow Jones LBO Wire, “Bacchus Wraps Up First Fund With Deals for Panther Creek, DeLille Cellars”

Bacchus Capital Management is pouring out the deals, acquiring Oregon winery Panther Creek Cellars and making a growth capital investment in DeLille Cellars in Washington, as the wine-focused firm wraps up investing from its maiden fund. With the latest investments, Bacchus’s portfolio … Read More

Wine Spectator, “Wine Investment Group Makes Big Moves in Pacific Northwest”

Bacchus Capital Management, a private equity firm with six wineries and brands in Oregon and California, is placing a big bet on wine in the Pacific Northwest with two new deals. Wine Spectator has learned that the firm is buying Oregon’s Panther … Read More

Shanken News Daily, “Bacchus Capital Makes Big Moves In Pacific Northwest”

Bacchus Capital Management, a private equity firm with six wineries and brands in Oregon and California, is placing a big bet on wine in the Pacific Northwest with two new deals. Wine Spectator has learned that the firm—which is led by industry … Read More

Oregon Wine Press, “Panther Creek Sold to Bacchus”

Announcement should soon be forthcoming about the acquisition of noted Pinot Noir producer Panther Creek Cellars of McMinnville by Bacchus Capital Management of San Francisco and New York. The investment firm has steadily built a presence in the wine industry … Read More

Wines & Vines, “May News – California Cash Flows Northwest”

Millions of California dollars have migrated to the Pacific Northwest. Jackson Family Wines of Sonoma County, Calif., an- nounced its purchase of more than 1,100 acres west of Salem in Oregon’s Willamette Valley from institutional investment firm Commonfund of Wilton, Conn., … Read More

NY Times, “Boutique Vintners Turn to Private Equity for Help”

When Ed Sbragia started Sbragia Family Vineyards, it was an accomplishment that was nearly a century in the making. His grandfather moved from Italy to California in 1904 to work in the wineries just north of San Francisco. In the … Read More

North Bay Business Journal, “Wine Industry Seeks Producing Vines as Cost, Competition Pressures Rise”

After a dozen years of winegrape excess statewide, the California wine business is headed into several years of tighter supply to slake growing global demand while competition and costs of production are rising, according to experts at the Business Journal’s … Read More

DBR Alcoholic Wine, “Madrigal Family Winery to Use Finances from Bacchus for Business Expansion”

Madrigal Family Winery, a Napa Valley-based winery known for its vineyards and agricultural legacy, is to use the capital offered by Bacchus Capital Management, a private equity firm providing strategic capital in the wine industry, to expand business. Located near … Read More, “Bacchus Capital Management Invests in Madrigal Family Winery”

Bacchus Capital Management has announced making “a significant infusion of equity growth capital” in  Madrigal Family Winery in Napa Valley and that winemaker Ed Sbragia will become Madrigal’s consulting winemaster while Steve Cousins of Sbragia Family Vineyards assumes the role of COO. … Read More

Dow Jones LBO Wire, “Bacchus Pours Growth Capital in Madrigal Family Winery”

Madrigal Family Winery, the recipient of Bacchus Capital Management’s latest growth equity investment, is essentially an immigrant’s dream come true. The grandparents of Chris Madrigal, president of the vineyard, left Mexico in the mid-1930s. Despite a miscommunication with a train … Read More

Fox Business Network, “Peter Kaufman, Alternative Capital for Tapped-out Winemakers”

Yamhill Valley News Register, “Winery Wins Infusion of New Capital”

Major investment will help Wine by Joe grow in Dundee. Bacchus Capital Management of San Francisco has announced a substantial follow-up round of capital investment for Dundee-based Wine by Joe LLC. Bacchus Capital is an investment firm that specializes in providing strategic … Read More, “Bacchus Capital Provides Follow-on Growth Capital to Wine by Joe”

Bacchus Capital Management is in for more of Wine by Joe, literally. The wine-focused firm made a follow-on equity investment in Wine by Joe, enabling the Oregon wine producer launched by winemaker and Oregon native Joe Dobbes to expand its … Read More

Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, “LBO Deal of the Month Bacchus Widens Distribution Bottleneck with Maritime Deal”

In the U.S., there are three degrees of separation between wine and consumers: wine producers, distributors, and retailers. But it doesn’t necessarily mean marketing bottles to consumers is easy. “There are 110 million drinkers, about 600 distributors serving over 8,000 … Read More

SF Business Times, “Bacchus Capital Provides Significant ‘Growth Capital’ to Maritime Wine Trading Collective”

Bacchus Capital Management, a San Francisco private equity firm that focuses on the wine world, has provided “a significant infusion of growth capital” into the Maritime Wine Trading Collective, a boutique wine import, production and distribution company. The Maritime collective … Read More

Dow Jones LBO Wire, “Bacchus Pours Capital Into Maritime Wine Trading Collective”

Bacchus Capital Management has cause to raise a glass. And it is probably a Napa Valley Cabernet. The San Francisco firm, which focuses on equity investments in U.S. wineries and wine businesses, invested in Maritime Wine Trading Collective, a boutique … Read More

Shanken News Daily, “News Briefs for January 23, 2013”

San Francisco-based wine investment firm Bacchus Capital Management has provided “significant growth capital” to fellow San Francisco company Maritime Wine Trading Collective, a boutique importer, producer and distributor. Maritime, founded in 2009 by Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister, counts among … Read More, “Bacchus Capital Invests in Wine Import and Distribution Company”

Private equity firm Bacchus Capital Management has announced making an investment in Maritime Wine Trading Collective, the San Francisco-based wine import, production, and distribution firm. Concurrent with the investment, Maritime is adding Nine North Brands, a producer of Napa and North … Read More