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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 […]

Ten-Year Financial Saga of Mobius Painter Winery Coming An End

The ten-year saga of Mobius Painter Winery & Cellar (aka Winery Disposition Group) looks headed for closure, according to documents filed April 7 with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. Judge Alan Jaroslovsky approved a plan that hinges on the sale of the proposed winery’s 15 acres of land in northern […]

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Mobius Painter Adversaries To Battle Over Competing Plans

Following a contentious confirmation hearing on the Mobius Painter/Winery Disposition Group (WDG) reorganization plan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Alan Jaroslovsky has scheduled a continuation to begin at 10 a.m., March 26 in the Santa Rosa courtroom. The full text (1,282 words) of this article is available here to subscribers of the VIP Content Center. Click here […]

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Mobius Painter, Part 3: Fraud & Conspiracy Charged, “White Knight” Foiled, Wilson Purchase Thwarted

$ VIP content. Please click “read more” and scroll down for details. Ten years, a winery in limbo, a dozen lawyers, battles in three courts, fraud, conspiracy, bankruptcy, no resolution. At stake: 15 acres in northern Sonoma Valley with a vested use permit for a 125,000-case winery, tasting room and events. “WHITE KNIGHT” SUES FOR […]

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Mobius Painter, Part 2: Funds Missing; Buyers On Hold; Fraud & Conspiracy Charges Heat Up Sonoma Winery Battle

The long tangled litigation over the Sonoma Valley land and use permits belonging to the bankrupt Mobius Painter Winery & Cellars (see Part 1 here) has gotten hotter and messier with harsh accusations and legal filings in both Sonoma County Superior Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The current flurry of activity includes: Robert W. […]

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Little Orphan Winery: For Sale (Again! Still!)

Running through more tomorrows than Little Orphan Annie, Mobius-Painter Vineyard and Winery is for sale yet again. This after investor infighting and buyer equivocation sent two potential buyers heading for the hills, one of them leaving $300,000 on the table. On its face, the 15-acre parcel of vacant land — owned by the Winery Disposition […]

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Billington Winds Down Havens Winery

Financially troubled Billington Imports has all but pulled the plug on Napa Valley’s Havens Winery, telling employees and growers that it would not be making a 2009 vintage. Suppliers, former employees and others formerly associated with the winery said that Billington executive and winery General Manager Phil Manno informed the winery’s remaining six employees of […]

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How Is Wine Industry Insight Different?

FROM WII EDITOR & PUBLISHER, LEWIS PERDUE I’ve gotten a lot of solid, hard, pointed questions about Wine Industry Insight and what makes us different — how we complement other publications rather than compete with them. I’ll do the best I can, and if I still don’t answer your question, then please email me (lewis […]

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Who’s On First? Sonoma Valley Winery Saga Combines Falcon Crest, Abbott & Costello

PART ONE OF A SERIES: TURNING GOLD INTO LEAD A set of county-approved use and building permits for a 125,000-case winery and tasting room at the northern end of Sonoma Valley may seem like a gold mine to many in the wine industry. But the decade-long soap opera of  Mobius Painter Winery and Cellars shows […]

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