As a strategically focused, yet practical and experienced advisory firm, Vinstrat® provides a range of thoroughly valuable services designed to enable your growth aspirations. As long-serving wine industry people, we deeply understand the challenge of balancing the day-to-day demands of the wine business with your strategic goals, and aim to fill this gap by becoming a hands-on, integrated aspect of your organisation.

Our signature services include:

  • commercial advisory
  • business case development
  • financial & commercial modelling
  • benchmarking & productivity analysis
  • transformation & integration services
  • route-to-market optimisation
  • export opportunity development
  • business coaching

Working with grape growers, winemakers, investors and other industry partners, we help you define your overall ‘end-game’; whether that be via consolidation of your local growth, expanding your international footprint, merging with, or acquiring other businesses. We’ll provide an objective, well balanced view on your growth aspirations, and put in place practical steps to achieve your vision of success.

Ask us to identify, screen and evaluate wine industry and related investment opportunities, locally and internationally. We provide due diligence, integration and exit management services to help you realise your growth and reach potential.

With a strategic, thoroughly practical, and wine industry-specific overlay, we provide businesses with data and analysis to make the right investment decisions when it comes to obtaining finance, brand, asset and property portfolio performance and new market expansion. We’re the rational, impartial advisors you need to grow your business the right way.

Improve the utilisation of your infrastructure and optimise your operations with our practical, hands-on’ approach to operations. Our years of on-the-ground experience positions us uniquely to properly understand your business and see the missed opportunities for profitability improvement.

Ready to embark on a special project such as re-setting an area of your business, investing in new infrastructure, or diversifying in to a complementary area of product manufacture – but pressed for time and expertise? We are able to act as a third-party project manager to integrate important special projects in to your organisation, without you having to take your eye off your core activity.

Grow sales while satisfying customers. We undertake value chain, pricing and foreign currency analysis and develop roadmaps to get your products, from your winery to distributors, importers and customers, in the most efficient and effective manner.

Have confidence that your product and governance is in good hands. Security and safety of your supply chain are ensured, via strategic planning for entry to and development of export opportunities. We draw on our years of international experience and network of contacts to successfully deliver your product to the world; finance, compliance and logistics support on the ground in the US, EU or Asia. Eliminate the need for a team on the ground as we help navigate import, federal and state compliance requirements and provide ‘in-market’ support with our trusted and certified partners.

Our mentorship program aims to provide you with the tools to get you to the next level. Partnering with vineyards and wineries to make the step from micro producer/brand to SME winery. Together, we can achieve this by, checklists and templates, benchmarking, forecast models, capital step change. Including one-on-one sessions working with your team, family or directors. For sustained, long-term results we estimate a time frame of six to twelve months or more.

HOW WE WORK

Hand in hand with our integrated approach to working with your business, the most fruitful working outcomes are achieved whereby we work with your business on a medium to long term basis, and become thoroughly knowledgeable about the individual challenges and opportunity your organisation faces. This enables us to respond to all aspects of our professional engagement with the ‘full picture’ of your business and all of its nuances, and not just a snapshot of the obvious surroundings. We do this by way of a monthly or project fixed subscription, helping you plan your support investment, and ensure higher quality and efficiency from us.

Think of us as a vital strategic partner, with the ease, independence and initiative of working externally.