Aspect Consumer Partners Advises SIMCO on Sale of Oak Knoll Ranch and Milliken Creek Vineyards

Napa, CA – July 13, 2016 – Aspect Consumer Partners acted as exclusive advisor to Silverado Investment Management Company (“SIMCO”) on the sale of Oak Knoll Ranch Vineyard to Hancock Agricultural Investment Group and the sale of Milliken Creek Vineyard to a private investment group. Oak Knoll Ranch Vineyard includes over 40 acres of land planted to Cabernet Sauvignon.  Milliken Creek Vineyard includes approximately 100 acres of land planted primarily to Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.  Both properties are located in the Oak Knoll District 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-two 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.

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 transactions.  Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.