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Learn to control less and delegate more

For the last three years, I have been coaching a wicked-smart, millennial winemaker and G2 winery owner – let’s call him Mark to give him a face. Lately, Mark and I have been working on how to build effective teams during high-stress, high-change periods, such as this...

17 Points on Strategic Leadership – from food and beverage CEOs

Strategic leadership consists not only of the vision element, but also encompasses other wide-ranging factors. These 17 points from successful CEOs, offer winery leaders a powerful place to start exploring strategic leadership, deepen their practice - to continue...

Four steps to building a business that’s worth more and achieve your goals!

A successful business exit strategy is normally a two-five year process depending upon a number of factors. This article lays out important steps for preparing your business so it can be worth more to a buyer: building business, emotional and financial readiness.

Fighting windmills? How to manage a constantly changing wine landscape.

U.S. Wine industry CEOs are at the epicenter of persistent and rapid change, and many feel like Don Quixote fighting windmills. So many big questions are being debated right now, mainly – How to manage through ...: 'incessant consolidation in distribution’;...
17 Points on Strategic Leadership – from food and beverage CEOs

17 Points on Strategic Leadership – from food and beverage CEOs

Strategic leadership consists not only of the vision element, but also encompasses other wide-ranging factors. These 17 points from successful CEOs, offer winery leaders a powerful place to start exploring strategic leadership, deepen their practice - to continue...

Learn to control less and delegate more

Learn to control less and delegate more

For the last three years, I have been coaching a wicked-smart, millennial winemaker and G2 winery owner – let’s call him Mark to give him a face. Lately, Mark and I have been working on how to build effective teams during high-stress, high-change periods, such as this...

Success has many flavors: three winery ownership transition stories

Success has many flavors: three winery ownership transition stories

As the U.S. wine industry matures, increasingly large numbers of winery owners are retiring[1] and are seeking to sell their businesses to third parties or to their children. Either process is fraught with challenges. For those who have successfully achieved these...

Six ways to improve winery productivity and cash flow in 2018.

Six ways to improve winery productivity and cash flow in 2018.

The wine business is not so easy anymore! I think you would agree that we are at a complex industry stage and that it is a lot harder for winery owners who want to build profitable businesses, to eventually SELL AND RETIRE. I think you would agree that we are at a...

Fostering wineries BUILT TO LAST in the Northwest

Fostering wineries BUILT TO LAST in the Northwest

by Deborah Steinthal, Managing Director, Scion Advisors (707.246.6830) I recently moved to Willamette Valley, Oregon, from Napa Valley and am experiencing first hand this exciting wine region. The people of Oregon are genuinely simpatico. They have incredible work...

Transitioning Your Brewery to the Next Generation

Transitioning Your Brewery to the Next Generation

Over the years, plenty of craft founders have discussed the idea — Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman come to mind — but it’s not something that grabs headlines. As the craft brewing industry continues to evolve, (publisher)...

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Transitioning your wine Business to the next Generation

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Winning the consumer share of mind

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Ownership transitions in the wine industry

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the challenges of multi-generational family wine businesses

wine business international

the hardest handover

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Part 1-4 Perfect storm series 

Practical WInery & Vineyards

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