Food & Beverage – Wineries

We serve as counsel to wine-related businesses – producers, distributors, vineyards, grape growers and retailers. 

We assist in production agreements, private label arrangements, distribution agreements, water rights and sharing agreements, grape purchase and sale agreements, FDA and  product labeling, equipment financings, environmental permitting matters, licensing arrangements, trademark and intellectual property matters, employment matters, as well as tax and succession planning.

Our clients include vineyard owners, wineries, restaurants and wine and spirits companies.

    Representative Clients

    • Precept Brands LLC
    • Dandrew Wine LLC
    • Washington Wine Institute

    Representative Matters

    One of the largest wineries in the State of Washington in all aspects of its legal work, including acquisitions, distribution, corporate, commercial and real estate work

    Clients in the acquisition of 10 wineries in 4 transactions valued at over $29 million

    Winemakers and wine processing companies in Washington and California in purchases of vineyards and equipment, regulatory matters, borrowings and corporate matters

    A winery in air regulatory and water quality compliance

    Representing manufacturer of “wine shipper” packaging for use in direct sales by producers to customers

    Negotiating grape purchase agreements on behalf of Washington state growers

    Representing wineries and vineyard managers in disputes with labor organizations and administrative agencies

    Our team includes:

    • A former NLRB field attorney with 30 years of experience representing clients in the wine & spirits and hospitality sectors.
    • Wine Working Group professionals
    • A partner who also holds a Diploma of Wine and Spirits from the WSET
    • A Certified Specialist in Wines by the Society of Wine Educators.