We have been involved in the development of a winery and bottling plant providing business analysis and strategy services, and financial modelling (operating and capital expenditure). This project included a feasibility for the establishment and operation of a state of art winery and bottling plant. This involved developing a complex cashflow analysis that takes into account the cycle of multiple wine growing seasons through to harvest and bottling, and varied periods of maturation ready for release of product that does not align with financial year cycle, and determined by the winemaker. We developed a program that accounts for forward working capital requirements as growth in volume of production increases. Targets for sales are established relative to production capacity. Forecast capital for development of property and facilities (leasehold and freehold options), and possible structured finance (capital raise) to assist in second stage growth.

With many years of successful project management experience, our work includes project feasibility studies for establishment and operation of vineyards, and capital programs for development of property and facilities (leasehold and freehold options).

In 2000 we represented 15 of Australia’s high end boutique wineries from Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Strathbogie Ranges and Central Victoria, Hunter Valley, Margaret River, and Freycinet Peninsula and organised a formal tasting of 85 high end wines in Belgium. In attendance were leading European sommeliers, restaurateurs, cafe operators, importers and distributors, and the wines were rated highly and received acclaim. The mission objective was to develop export market opportunities into the UK, EU, China and Hong Kong. In 2004, our work included working with wine makers to tailor wines for target markets in Taiwan and Korea, using shiraz grapes supplied by Tallarook Wines.

We continue to enjoy working closely alongside vineyard growers, owners, managers and wine makers to develop workable and realistic plans.