Trefethen
Napa, CA

Premium Wine Banking

Silicon Valley Bank’s wine experts have deep sector knowledge and industry expertise to help as you grow your wine-making company into a world class business.

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Subsector Experience
 
Wineries
Vineyards
We provide financial services for wineries and vineyards to help these businesses capitalize on their growth opportunities
 

SVB has helped support these leading premium wine businesses1 through our banking products, as they work to scale rapidly and grow confidently.

 
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Over $1 billion

in loans extended to our premium wine banking customers

 

We have been committed partners to our premium wine clients since 1994 - providing industry insights, strategic advice and financial expertise.

Becci Kinsella
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Relationship Manager
Becci helps SVB clients and the vintner community as they look to achieve business growth through strategic advice and highly structured financial solutions.
Nick Wolfe
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Relationship Manager
As a former winemaker turned wine banker, Nick loves leveraging his passion for wine and financial services expertise to help support vintners and businesses.
Greg Gregory
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Managing Director
Greg loves facilitating partnerships between leading wine producers and visionaries in technology, life science, healthcare, private equity and venture capital.

Advice, products and services to help support your wine business at every stage of growth

 

Let SVB help support you through our banking services as you build a profitable wine business that can cater to evolving consumer tastes and habits.

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Financing solutions for vineyards
 

Let our expertise in crafting specialized financing solutions for wineries and vineyards help you, so you can focus on the business of growing grapes and making wine.

  • Vineyard acquisition and development
  • Re-planting/redevelopment
  • General working and seasonal crop lines of credit
  • Long-term real estate purchases
  • Equipment loans and debt restructuring
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Helping wineries meet their funding needs
 

We have a long history partnering with our winery clients for over 25 years providing the right mix of strategy, expertise and financial solutions to help support their unique needs.

  • Inventory and accounts receivable financing
  • General working capital lines of credit
  • Winery acquisition, construction and upgrades
  • Short and long-term real estate loans
  • Equipment financing
  • Buyouts and recapitalizations
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Brand building through SVB's network
 
Let us help boost awareness of your premium wine brand through SVB's network. This network connection can help provide you with leads and introductions to wine lovers through concierge services as well as wine program development and wine gifting programs.2
State of the Wine Industry Report 2020
 

As the US wine industry is at a point of oversupply in the business cycle, our report sheds light on how wineries that understand evolving consumer tastes and build capacity to develop and execute solutions quickly can create opportunities even in challenging market conditions.
  • Consumers have a growing choice of substitutes
  • Increasing prices are driving away younger consumers
  • Businesses need to better leverage marketing and branding to drive demand
  • Neo-prohibition and assertive regulators continue to be key challenges

They understood the wine, our brand, and they know our mission. It’s hard to find that… it is a long-term relationship.
Michael Browne Founder and Proprietor at Cirq Client since 2006 Read Michael's story
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Financial solutions to help support your business’s unique needs
 
 
Leverage SVB’s expertise to help your business optimize cash flow, mitigate the risk of nonpayment and stay competitive. Learn more
 
Our global network can help as you navigate the complexities of operating and growing in international markets. Learn more
 
Customized financial planning and tailored wealth management solutions3 for winery owners, vintners and their families. Learn more
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Insights from our SVB Wine Industry Experts

 
Read the latest news and insights on key market indicators that impact what you do every day.
2019 Insights for Successful Consumer Wine Sales: Videocasts Parts I and II (On-Demand)
 
Videocast: Secrets for Growing Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales 2018 (On-Demand)
 
2018 SVB Wine Report Videocast (On Demand)
 
Videocast: Secrets for Growing Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales 2017 (On Demand)