Bankruptcy Court to Consider Formal Motion For Sullivan Vineyards Sale on Dec. 11

November 13, 2017

A formal hearing on a proposal to sell Sullivan Vineyards will be held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 11 in the Santa Rosa courtroom U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. The hearing follows an oral discussion during a hearing on Oct. 30, (previously reported by Wine Industry Insight) at which the Bankruptcy Trustee […]

Tech entrepreneur emerges as white knight to end bitter Sullivan Vineyards bankruptcy

November 9, 2017

An experienced global technology entrepreneur has emerged as a white knight who is expected to make an 8-figure, all-cash offer to settle the bitter and contentious bankruptcy of Sullivan Vineyards by buying the winery and vineyards for an amount sufficient to reimburse all creditors and still leave some equity for the Sullivan family. The offer […]

Sullivan Vineyards must be sold, cannot be reorganized says Bankruptcy Trustee. Family pushes back.

October 27, 2017

Sullivan Vineyards cannot be managed out of bankruptcy and should be sold in an orderly manner according to the court-appointed trustee Timothy Hoffman who says he has retained “Napa Valley’s best” wine broker. The grim conclusion “[T]he Trustee has determined that a reorganization of the Debtors’ business is not feasible. Rather, an orderly sale of […]

Sullivan Bankruptcy Trustee Hits The Ground Running, But Secured Creditors Losing Patience

September 22, 2017

JUST FILED: Late Sept 21: Trustee Operating Reports for Sullivan Vineyards Corporation & Partnership. Full documents for premium subscribers available in links at bottom of this article. The newly appointed Sullivan Vineyards bankruptcy Trustee, Timothy Hoffman has charged full speed into sorting out the winery’s Chapter 11 process and says he has gotten the support […]

Sullivan Vineyards bankruptcy: Napa Valley’s Chapter 11 from Hell

September 14, 2017

The wildest Falcon Crest episode ever made pales by comparison with Napa Valley’s Sullivan Vineyards bankruptcy. The Chapter 11 proceeding is one of the messiest, most convoluted, and personally vicious winery insolvencies ever to hit a financial rock bottom in Napa Valley without ending in murder suicide. The Sullivan saga features corporate boardroom skullduggery, a […]

The Mystery of Jeffry Hill’s Secret Federal Court Files Continues. Is Grape Fraud OK With Feds?

September 6, 2017

If anyone at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco knows anything about grape fraudster Jeffry Hill’s federal wiretapping case, they are saying nothing. The court records have been sealed for more than 3-1/2 months now in a case that has lingered without federal sanctions for more than three years. Neither court officials, the prosecution […]

Calif legislation would put drinking water in same taxable category as tampons and diapers

August 25, 2017

California has long considered it regressive to tax items that are considered essential to life such as food, shelter, power, water and prescription drugs. Last year Golden State lawmakers took heat for labeling tampons as non-essential and now it seem on course to add drinking water to the list of items that should be taxed. […]