Silicon Valley Bank’s wine experts have an unparalleled appreciation for the rewards that winemaking offers, as well as the challenges you face. Our long-standing 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.

Fine wines are benefiting from improvement in affluent spending and the maturing of millennials, but also are continuing to face headwinds from international competitors and evolving distribution channels. SVB understands that you need a partner who goes well beyond banking and acts as a strategic advisor, providing unique financing solutions and tailored advice.


Let our expertise in engineering customized financing help you focus on the business of growing grapes and making wine.

For Vineyards

  • Vineyard acquisition
  • Vineyard development
  • Re-planting/redevelopment
  • Seasonal crop lines of credit
  • Long-term real estate purchases
  • Equipment loans
  • Debt restructuring
  • General working lines of credit

For Wineries

  • Inventory and accounts receivable financing
  • General working capital lines of credit
  • Winery acquisition
  • Winery construction and upgrades
  • Vineyard acquisition
  • Short- and long-term real estate loans
  • Equipment financing
  • Buyouts and recapitalizations

Treasury Management

Accelerate cash flow, minimize the risks of nonpayment and maintain a competitive edge with SVB's extensive knowledge and tools, including:

  • Cash management solutions that streamline your receivables and payables, minimize risk and help shorten your cash conversion cycle.
  • Investment solutions that help you optimize liquidity, capital preservation and return.

International Banking

Tap into our global network of services, with tailored solutions for financing international growth, managing your cash around the world and mitigating risk as you expand internationally.

Brand Building

Boost awareness of your premium wine brand. We act as your global brand ambassador, providing sales leads and introductions to wine lovers through concierge services, wine program development and wine gifting programs.


Successful wineries in the next decade will need new tactics

Rob McMillan, EVP and founder of Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division, diagnoses demographic changes that are taking place amid otherwise good market conditions. Successful wineries 10 years from now will be those that adapt to a different consumer with different values — a customer who interacts with retailers in digital ways, has less discretionary income than their generational predecessors yet, understands and consumes premium wine.  

The strategies that have made wineries successful, will prove increasingly less effective over the next decade.

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For more information about how SVB can move bold ideas forward for your company, please call 707.967.4825.

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