Mike Fisher

Co-Founder & partner | Global Wine Partners

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 Global Wine Partners

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. 

"In the almost forty years I've been working in the premium wine business, I've seen it evolve from an immature cottage industry to what is today. It's been a great experience." - Mike Fisher

Wine Industry Vinsights

Mike's Latest Articles:

Napa Cabernet Grape Pricing

November 11th, 2016

Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Vs Grape Pricing

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

Napa Cabernet Grape Pricing

June 14th, 2016

Sparkling Wine - It's not just from France anymore

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