Trefethen Family Vineyards
Napa, CA

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Our team of wine experts is committed to the success of vintner families now and for future generations to come.

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Subsector Experience


We provide insights and financial services for wineries, vineyards and vintner families to help you capitalize on your growth opportunities

We're thrilled and proud of the relationships we've built with the generations of vintners that we call our partners.

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Over $4 billion

in loans extended to our premium wine banking clients for 26+ years

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

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Rob McMillan
EVP & Founder
Backed by decades of experience and research, Rob is passionate in providing insights through his writing, as well as strategy to vintners.
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Rob Walker
Director (Sonoma & Central Coast)
Rob thrives on using his extensive background in business to help clients achieve their goals. Rob’s experience spans across the wine regions in CA, OR and WA.
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Suzann Russell
Managing Director (Napa)
Suzann leverages her 20 years in banking to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams. She enjoys finding creative ways to finance wineries and vineyards.
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Nick Wolfe
Director (Oregon & Washington)
Nick’s a former winemaker turned wine banker. He loves leveraging his passion for wine and expertise in finance to support vintners as they pursue their goals.
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Greg Gregory
Brand Ambassador (All Regions)
Greg uses his extensive wine industry experiences to facilitate partnerships between leading wine producers and visionaries in the innovation economy.

We have a long-standing relationship with the industry


Our long, deep relationships with the wine industry—along with our exclusive research, benchmarking and brand-building services—allow us to provide customized solutions for managing and accelerating your growth.

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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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We view ourselves as being part of the vintner community and strive to make a difference with various initiatives.

  • Vintners Associations
  • Emerging Wine Leaders Series
  • Watermark Women's Conference
  • Advocacy
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Gain access and valuable relationships with our technology and life science network.

  • Winemaker Dinners & Events
  • Corporate Gifting
  • Auction Events
  • Tech Visitation
  • Wine Country Concierge Services
  • Wine Education Tasting
  • Meeting Space Capabilities
  • Wine Purchasing Program
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Providing powerful tools to help you run your business.
  • Insights from ecosystem
  • State of the Wine Industry Report
  • Direct to Consumer Program
  • Peer Group Analysis Benchmarking

State of the US Wine Industry Report 2024

Adaptability remains critical as the wine industry continues to evolve. Our 2024 State of the US Wine Industry report examines the latest consumption, pricing and sales data, as well as the most promising wine industry marketing strategies. Key takeaways from this year’s report include:

  • Wholesale alcohol oversupply
  • Improving outlook for premium wine sales
  • The rotation to younger consumers that continues to change the industry

They understood the wine, our brand, and they know our mission. It’s hard to find that… it is a long-term relationship.

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Financial solutions to help support your business’s unique needs


Lending Solutions for Wineries and 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.

Commerical Banking for Wineries and Vineyards

Leverage SVB’s expertise to help your business optimize cash flow, mitigate the risk of nonpayment and stay competitive.

Private Banking and Wealth Advisory Services

Customized financial planning and tailored wealth management solutions3 for winery owners, vintners and their families.

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Discover how SVB is helping to support wine businesses in their growth strategies.

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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.

State of the Wine Industry Report 2024

2023 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Survey Report