Wine Law

Based in Napa, GVM has grown over the past 40 years alongside some of the greatest vintners in the United States. We’ve broken new ground helping our clients run successful businesses in the wine industry, which can be a very complex proposition.

Our deep roots in Napa Valley help us harness an on-the-ground understanding of current trends and developments, which complements our experience with the legal issues clients in the wine industry face.

We have a wide range of experience representing the leading wineries, vineyards and suppliers throughout California. Our Wine Law attorneys are engaged by established wineries, newcomers and international wine companies alike. From vineyard leases and grape contracts to mergers and acquisitions of wineries and vineyards, we are leaders in the field.

For many our of winery and vineyard owners, family is key. When it comes time to pass the torch from one generation to the next, our Wine Law attorneys work closely with our Estate Planning attorneys to ensure a successful transition.

Whether you want to trademark your wine brands, negotiate agreements with distributors, address labor and employment issues or pass your business on to the next generation, we will ensure that all of your legal needs are met.