Duckhorn Trademark Lawsuits: One New, Another Quashed

March 27, 2013

The Duckhorn Wine Company has filed suit to stop the Hill Wine Company of Rutherford from marketing wines bearing the “Duck Call” and “Duck Blind” labels. The lawsuit charges violations of state and federal trademark statutes as well as unfair competition under California law. In addition, a separate lawsuit against Duck Walk Vineyards of New […]

EPR-10K – 123112 – Excerpts – All Winery & Vineyard Data

March 13, 2013

The following is all of the winery and vineyard-related text from EPR’s 10-K for the year ending Dec. 31, 2012. The material is presented in the order in which it is found in the Entertainment Properties Trust 10-K Filing which can be accessed by clicking on this link.. ======================================================== UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION […]

Carneros Vintners Buys Its Facility From Entertainment Properties Trust

March 5, 2013

Carneros Vintners has purchased its million-gallon custom crush facility in southern Sonoma County which it has been leasing from Entertainment Properties Trust (NYSE:EPR). Carneros Vintners, Inc. is a division of The Vintners Group of Lodi founded by Dennis Rippey. The sale/leaseback venture is one of the few wine-related ventures that hasn’t turned into a financial […]

Carneros Vintners Part 1: Unconventional Financing, Creativity & Challenges Offer Significant Lessons

March 4, 2013

A close look at Carneros Vintners’ new 3-million-gallon, custom-crush facility in southern Sonoma County reveals a fascinating account of creativity, unconventional financing from a publicly traded company, and unique site challenges, all of which hold significant lessons for the industry. LAND, PERMIT, FINANCING DOMINOS FALL INTO PLACE Wine Industry Insight’s in-depth examination shows that when […]