Ownership Transitions in the Wine Industry 2014May 22, 2014 Posted by: Rob McMillan
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 five years, and one in three is open to a sale under the right circumstances. The results underscore the robust marketplace for small- and mid-sized wineries, with more winery sales and ownership transitions today compared to any other period.
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10.5 percent of West Coast wineries are likely to sell in the next five years. Extrapolating from these results, 524 West Coast wineries are strongly considering a sale within the next five years. The number of wineries considering a sale is roughly split between commercial wineries and lifestyle properties. Wineries in Washington State are more likely to be sold in the near term versus other regions. 31 percent of wineries are open to a sale under the right circumstances, indicating the industry is partially through the predicted transition. The sales activity experienced subsequent to 2008 will continue for at...Read More