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B. R. Cohn Downsizes Staff In Restructuring, Says No Bankruptcy

B. R. Cohn Winery and Olive Oil Company has laid off 12 staff members — 30% of its workforce — as part of a restructuring said Dan Cohn, Senior Vice President, head of national sales and founder Bruce Cohn’s eldest son

Wine Industry Insight spoke with Cohn Tuesday afternoon after receiving reports of the layoffs and a possible bankruptcy.

While Cohn confirmed the layoffs, he said the Chapter 11 reports were “Absolutely not true.”

“Sales have been mostly flat and we have had to bring overhead in line with income,” he said. ” That’s why we’re restructuring.”

B.R. Cohn is a 75,000-case-per-year boutique winery founded in 1984 by Doobie Brothers manager Bruce Cohn.