Napa, CA – May 3, 2017 – Aspect Consumer Partners acted as the exclusive advisor to Silverado Investment Management Company (“SIMCO”) on the sale of DeCarle Ranch Vineyard to Far Niente Wine Estates. DeCarle Ranch Vineyard includes over 60 acres of land planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyard is located in the Rutherford AVA in the Napa Valley.
Silverado Investment Management Company, a division of Westchester Group Investment Management, is an investment manager devoted to achieving superior returns from developing and managing premium wine grape vineyards. The company oversees more than twenty-one thousand acres of wine grapes in Napa Valley, Sonoma and the Central Coast regions of California and sells grapes and wine to nearly 100 winery customers.
Far Niente Wine Estates has a long and celebrated history in the wine industry. The Far Niente winery (established in 1885) is one of Napa Valley’s most recognizable Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay brands. Far Niente Wine Estates also includes the wineries Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union.
Aspect Consumer Partners, a leading consumer products and wine industry-focused M&A, strategic and corporate finance advisory firm, acted as exclusive financial advisor to Silverado Investment Management Company in connection with the transaction. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.