Industries: Wine / Craft Beverage

Connecting With Consumers During the Time of COVID

This year, Impact Napa is going virtual! Tune in to the BPM-sponsored Impact Napa Conference between 10:00 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on Friday, October 30th.

A panel of Napa Valley business owners will discuss how Napa companies are connecting with consumers during the time of COVID.

Register now on the North Bay Business Journal website.


Jean Charles Boisset, Proprietor, Raymond Cellars
Jean-Charles Boisset serves as president of Boisset Family Estates, one of the world’s leading family-owned wine companies, with wineries in Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhone Valley, the South of France, and expertise in French sparkling wines. Boisset’s August 2009 purchase of Raymond Vineyards expanded the company’s footprint in the New World, which already included properties in Canada and California’s Russian River Valley, making it one of the top twenty-five producers in the US.

Linsey Gallagher, President and CEO, Visit Napa
Prior to becoming president and CEO of Visit Napa Valley, Gallagher held a senior leadership position at the California Wine Institute. Gallagher previously served as vice president, International Marketing for the California Wine Institute managing California’s wine export program and market expansion strategies and tactics in key emerging markets such as China, as well as developed markets including Canada, the UK, and Mexico.

Emma Swain, CEO, St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery
Emma Swain, CSW and CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery has worked in the wine industry for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis. Emma started in finance, before joining Niebaum-Coppola Winery and later worked at Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery for thirteen years as Chief Operating Officer.


Richard Mendelson, Of Counsel with Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty
Richard Mendelson is an internationally-recognized professional on vineyard and wine law and related land use, intellectual property, business and administrative law issues. Over the past three decades, Richard handled legal matters involving almost every aspect of the wine business.

BPM for Wine/Craft Beverage

BPM is one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, ranking in the top 50 in the country. It has served the San Francisco Bay Area's emerging and mid-cap businesses, as well as high-net-worth individuals, since 1986. We have served California’s wine and craft beverage communities for the past 30 years. Our Wine/Craft Beverage professionals serve the diverse needs of wineries and breweries of all sizes – from small négociants to large, fully-integrated winery, breweries and suppliers. Our specialized advisory services include business succession planning, mergers & acquisitions, due-diligence, valuation and CFO services. For more information, visit