California is the leading wine-producing state in the U.S., producing over 80 percent of all American-produced wine. From our Wine Country office in downtown Napa and our San Francisco headquarters, we are proud to represent some of the state’s most prominent wineries.
We have a particular passion for working with family-owned or closely-held companies in the wine business.
We offer our wine clients a full range of services tailored to meet their unique needs, including:
Strategic acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, asset and stock sales, and investments in wine businesses
Corporate formation, winery operations, and development, including custom crush contracts, grape contracts, vineyard leases, and farm management
Advertising and marketing, including negotiating and drafting sponsorships, product placements and social media and advertising compliance review
Managing trademark portfolios for both domestic and international wine clients, including representing brands in trademark enforcement matters
Property tax planning
Estate planning and business succession planning for family vineyards and wineries