Wine's New Capital Sources
Equity sources are broadening, from wealthy families and friends, and commercial debt, to REITs, public offerings, vineyard developers and agricultural lenders.
by Paul Franson
Nov 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Many new financial players are starting to invest in vineyards and wine. Some "old timers" in the business are undertaking new ventures while others are newcomers who sense opportunities in this multi-million dollar industry. This business arena has led to a variety of new capital sources for the wine industry, including alternative investors: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), public offerings, vineyard developers and agricultural lenders. At the recent MKF Research 2005 Wine Executive Su...
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