Last Wednesday Rob McMillan from Silicon Valley Bank hosted a webcast to discuss the annual wine industry report that he and his team put together. The report is a good read, really. I recommend that you at least read the Executive Summary.
Rob has valuable insights for the wine industry, however many of his comments are aimed at the larger wineries because the small wineries do not bank at Silicon Valley Bank. Right at this moment I have to climb down off the ledge due to a few comments made by the panel during the webcast that, if taken out of context, the team at a small winery might take the wrong way. I will make some comments, but first I I am going to digest the report.
They will be doing a follow-up webcast on January 23rd. Check out Rob’s blog for information on how to join that webcast Rob’s Blog
Have a look for yourself: