Mike Fisher is a wine industry specialist in mergers and acquisitions, valuations, corporate finance and wine business advisory services. He is the wine industry's top business valuation specialist, having prepared hundreds of winery and vineyard valuations. He has testified as an expert in many wine businesses litigation cases.
Mike has degrees in business from the University of Missouri and enology from the University of California, Davis. He is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser, licensed securities broker-dealer and CPA and was a Partner with MKF Wine Business Advisors.
Mike speaks at numerous wine industry seminars and conferences and publishes articles on a range of wine business topics.
Prior to founding Global Wine Partners and its predecessor firm MKF Wine Business Advisors, Mike worked as CFO for Joseph Phelps Vineyards and began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Wine Industry Vinsights
November 11th, 2016
Because Napa grape costs are the highest in California, virtually all red wine made with Napa grapes must be retail priced at $40 or more per bottle for the winery to receive a reasonable profit. The majority of Napa’s production is from two Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon (43%) and Merlot (11%). When the other three Bordeaux varieties, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot are added, production totals 59% of Napa’s grape crop.CONTINUE READING
June 14th, 2016
Bubbly, Champers, Sparklers, Fizz – when consumers are looking for sparkling wine, they are no longer simply being offered French Champagne. Other country’s products, like Italian Prosecco, Spanish Cava and US Méthode Champenoise are flooding the market.CONTINUE READING