Videocast: Secrets for Growing Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales 2017 (On Demand)

 |  May 17, 2017

On May 17, 2017, SVB's Wine Division hosted a live videocast discussion of trends in direct-to-consumer wine sales focused on growth trends and strategies. The discussion was led by Rob McMillan, Founder of SVB's wine practice, and featured industry experts Liz Mercer, Key Account Director, Wise Academy, Mary Jo Dale, Vinventions/Nomacorc, Cyrill Penn, Editor in Chief of Wine Business Monthly.

The panel discussed some of the findings and compilation of responses from almost 850 wineries. Watch the video replay for expert analysis of the following topics:

  • Conversion rates of buyers
  • Impact of venue choice on tasting room success
  • Regional tasting room comparisons
  • Club metrics


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About the Author

Rob has been thrice named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the US Wine Industry, the only banker ever recognized.

A frequent media commentator, international conference speaker, lecturer at several West Coast universities and regular blogger, Rob’s informed opinions are trusted by wine producers, importers and financiers alike. He has been authoring Silicon Valley Bank’s views on the industry, as well as the highly regarded State of the Wine Industry Report for over 20 years.

Starting in 1992, Rob developed Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division from the idea and start-up phase, to the point where it’s now regarded as the leading provider of financial services to the fine wine business. In addition to his public role, today within the bank he is responsible for new business while maintaining direct client relationships throughout the wine portfolio.

Rob McMillan received a bachelor’s degree in Finance/economics from Sacramento State University and an MBA from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He has served on a variety of board capacities over the course of his career in diverse industries, and continues to do so today within the wine space.

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