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How to Deal with License Transfer Issues in the Sale of a Winery

As if there aren’t enough things to worry about when purchasing a winery – due diligence, seller demands, financing hassles – there’s the confusing matter of federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) and California Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) winery licensing compliance to grapple with.  Buyers want to get down to business as […]

Winery Deals 2011: MacRostie Wines Sold to Lion Nathan USA

In one of Northern California’s first winery acquisitions of 2011, Lion Nathan USA, a subsidiary of Australian company Lion Nathan National Foods Pty Limited, this week acquired Sonoma-based MacRostie Wines in a transaction structured as a sale of inventory, equipment and intellectual property.  Steve MacRostie, founder of MacRostie Wines, will serve as a consultant to Lion […]