NW Wine Company Announces Growth Equity Investment from Casparian Partners
Leading Oregon wine producer will increase production capacity while expanding vineyard holdings
NW Wine Company, a leading Oregon wine producer and owner of more than 700 acres of premium Oregon vineyards, announced that Casparian Partners, an Oregon-based agricultural investment company, has made a growth equity investment in the business, designed to increase production capacity while expanding NW Wine’s directly owned vineyard acreage. “The partnership with Casparian was a natural fit to help drive future growth,” said Laurent Montalieu, NW Wine founder and CEO. “Their team is locally based, has strong financial expertise and shares our long-term vision. This investment gives us the exiting opportunity to scale and develop premium properties at an accelerated rate.” Montalieu, General Manager and COO Robert Moshier and all members of the NW Wine’s management and farming teams are expected to continue in their current roles. NW Wine was founded in 2003 under the guidance of John Niemeyer, Danielle Andrus, Jeff Meader and Laurent Montalieu. “We have grown the business from 10,000 to more than 300,000 cases and from no vineyards to over 700 acres in production,” stated John Niemeyer. “Now it is time to take NW Wine to the next level. We are excited for the future.” “We have been tremendously impressed with the dynamic business that Laurent and his team have built in NW Wine. They have developed a strong, diversified customer base and have cultivated some of the largest premium, sustainably farmed vineyards in Oregon,” said Ian Lombard, a founder of Casparian Partners. “Their vision and execution have made them one of the great Willamette Valley wine businesses and we are excited for the opportunity to work together to grow their business, add additional vineyard land and expand their leadership position in the industry.”
NW Wine Company (NW Wine) is a vertically integrated winery that has established itself as a leader in the custom wine growing space in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, playing a key role in the launch of numerous successful brands. Core to NW Wine’s business model is the development and production of exclusive brands through long-term partnerships with established retailers. Since 2007, NW Wine has focused on vineyard acquisitions with the addition of the historic Hyland Vineyard, followed by Westmount in 2012, Domaine Loubejac Vineyards in 2013, and Red Hill in 2020. Combined, these acquisitions total more than 700 acres of producing vineyard making NW Wine Co one of the largest vineyard-land owners in Oregon. www.nwwineco.com
Casparian Partners, based in McMinnville, Oregon, was formed to acquire and manage wine related assets with a focus on premium vineyard land and a long-term investment horizon. Casparian’s investment partners include individuals and family offices, anchored by Lone Rock Resources, a family owned, Oregon based timber business. NW Wine Company represents Casparian’s first investment and subsequent acquisitions will be primarily focused on premium vineyards that complement NW Wine’s operational activities and long-term strategy.