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Judge Warns Conti/Charles B Mitchell To File Complete Documents Or Lose Chapt 11 Protection

Citing incomplete filings, Bankruptcy Judge Michael S. McManus has ordered MC2 Wines, dba Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards/Conti Estate Winery to show cause why it should not have its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection revoked. McManus has set a hearing on the matter for March 23 at the bankruptcy court in Sacramento. As previously reported by WII, […]

Charles B. Mitchell Buys Charles B. Mitchell Winery

Charles B. Mitchell purchased the Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards & Winery in a foreclosure sale  from the Bank of Alameda  for $1.125 million according to records filed on Sept 30 with El Dorado County. Sources said that Mitchell paid “about $500,000” for the wine inventory as well as winemaking fixtures and other personal property. The […]

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Judge Oks Foreclosure and Sale Notice For Conti Estate/Charles B. Mitchell

Conti Estate/Charles B. Mitchell Winery has moved a step closer to sale or liquidation with the Bankruptcy Court’s approval to record notices of foreclosure and sale. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michael S. McManus approved the Bank of Alameda’s request to record  a notice of sale for the real property and a foreclosure sale of the personal […]

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Trustee Appointed For MC2/Conti/Charles B. Mitchell Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Judge Michael S. McManus has ordered the United States Trustee to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee in the MC2/Conti/Charles B. Mitchell Bankruptcy. Generally, Trustees are appointed in a Chapter 11 case when the judge determines that the debtor’s management is unable to handle the reorganization. The hearing has been scheduled to continue at 11 […]

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Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards/Conti Estate Winery Files Chapt. 11

MC2 Wines, owned by Michael and Michelle Conti of El Dorado County, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards/Conti Estate Winery located in California’s Fair Play AVA. Attorney David Foyil of Sutter Creek — who represents both MC2 and the Contis — said he expects to enter a separate personal […]

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Conti Slips Closer to Foreclosure, Trustee Still In Charge

Foreclosure for Conti Estate/Charles B. Mitchell Winery has gotten closer with the Bankruptcy Court’s removal of bankruptcy protections that previously prevented the Bank of Alameda –which holds liens on the winery’s real estate and personal property — from pursuing legal action. VIP Subscribers click here to read the complete, un-redacted article. Also In This Article: […]

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Toxic Irrigation: Major Study Indicts Chemicals Found in Recycled Wastewater Used For Vineyards And Other Crops

By Lewis Perdue NOTE: This is the overview article in a series that will examine in detail the multiple issues given a general treatment in this piece. The article author was a biology major at Cornell University with top grades in organic chemistry. For much more on topics raised in this article, please visit The […]

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Bankruptcy Trustee To Examine Renwood Group Finances

Sacramento CPA David D. Flemmer has been approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California as U.S. Trustee to oversee Renwood Group’s bankruptcy reorganization. In addition, Judge Robert S. Bardwil has also approved Flemmer’s request for a Rule 2005 examination. Renwood Group (Group) owns 96 percent of Amador County-based Renwood Winery […]

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Bankruptcy Update – Diamond Oak, Renwood, Stevenot

With only one of 2009’s bankruptcy cases completed (Conti Estate/Charles B. Mitchell), 2010 is shaping up to be a bare-knuckle brawl as many of the current case contenders harden positions and sharpen their legal attacks. Wine Industry Insight has covered the latest developments in New Vine’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy in a separate article. DIAMOND OAKS […]

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Bankruptcy Update – Conti, Stevenot, Mobius

VIP Subscribers click here to read the complete, un-redacted article. In This Article: The full text of the following sections is available to VIP Premium Subscribers). WINERY DISPOSITION/MOBIUS PAINTER: KEN WILSON OUT, NEW BUYER IN Click Here For Previous Wine Industry Insight Reporting On Mobius Painter CONTI: HEARING SCHEDULED ON LIQUIDATION Click Here For Previous […]

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