We’ve noticed a lot of activity in winery sales recently. The list includes Copain, Far Niente, Patz & Hall, MacPhail, and Stryker of Sonoma to name a few. Not all of the sales include real estate. The buyers have been various, but one common trait of the sellers has been notable. The selling wineries have been well-run operations. These were not distressed wineries. Not operations looking for a savior. For any of you small wine operations looking for additional capital, now might be a good time to put the word out.
For news on the Far Niente investment, see the article in Wine & Vines here.