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Evolving Vineyard and Winery Economics Have Dramatically Changed, but How?


Find Out at the Vineyard Economics Seminar May 25

Wine Industry SymposiumThe economics of vineyards have changed enormously in the last twenty years, according to a panel of lending experts set to participate in a session on the “Financial Foundation of the Vine” next week at the 21st Annual Vineyard Economics Seminar, set for Wednesday, May 25, 2016 in Napa, California at the Napa Valley Marriott.

According to panel moderator Ted Grafe of Moss Adams, some of the hot topics that will be discussed include:

  • What is the current appetite for lenders to provide financing for vineyards?
  • Which vineyard project situations are the easiest for operators to obtain loans, and which are the most challenging?
  • Are lending parameters affected by potential changing economic life of vineyards?
  • Long-term outlook for the vineyard economics and ownership….
  • Who are the vineyard and winery buyers?

“Access to capital makes growth possible, and most of the wine industry today is focused on growth.  We’ve assembled a diverse group of lenders that represent the cream of the crop when it comes to vineyard lending. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how they view today’s market and understand each institution’s appetite for specific vineyard projects on the North Coast,” Grafe added.

The Vineyard Economics Seminar is a popular annual event produced by the Wine Industry Symposium Group which provides an educational and enlightening full-day conference of sessions led by Wine Industry Experts and Wine Business Leaders with a focus upon the issues and economics of producing, growing and selling wine grapes.

The 2016 Vineyard Economics Seminar sponsors include: American Ag Credit; Bank of the West Commercial Banking; Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM) Accountants and Consultants; Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross Attorneys; CoBank; Dickenson, Peatman and Fogarty; Farm Credit West; Moss Adams, LLP Certified Public Accountants / Business Consultants; PricewaterhouseCoopers. Media sponsors include: Vineyard & Winery Management; Wine Business Monthly and Wines & Vines (now including Practical Winery & Vineyard). For more information or to register visit www.WineSymposium.com.



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