Having up-to-date equipment is a crucial part of being a successful winery or vineyard owner. If you need to buy equipment to make updates to your operation or grow its capacity, Live Oak can provide you with the financing.

Serving the Wine & Vineyard Industry

In the first eight months of joining the U.S. wine industry for winery and vineyard financing in 2015, Live Oak Bank became the number one Small Business Administration (SBA) lender to wineries and vineyards in the country. Live Oak is not your traditional bank. With a marriage of expertise and technology, Live Oak is branchless and employees work in the field and in the industries they each serve. For wineries and vineyard owners, that means they get to spend quality time with Live Oak loan officers walking through their vineyards and talking about their business plans. That combination of knowledge and service is unmatched in the industry.

Common wine and vineyard equipment financing needs include:

  • Tanks
  • Hoppers
  • Barrels
  • Destemmer / Crusher
  • Grape Harvesting Machine
  • Ladder Compressor
  • Glycol Chiller
  • Grape Press
  • Filtration Systems
  • Stainless Steel Wine Tanks
  • Pumps
  • Sanitation Equipment
  • Bottling Lines
  • Labelers
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Fast and Simple

Want to hear the best part? If your financing needs for wine and vineyard equipment are between $75,000 and $350,000, you can receive your funds in as few as 10 days. The expedited application process is online, so that you can conveniently apply on your own time, uploading documents and eSigning along the way. Live Oak keeps the process simple so we can get you the funds you need to preserve your cash flow and you can get back to business.


Understanding Your Wine Equipment Needs

Although the wine and craft beverage industry is currently trending, Live Oak’s presence and knowledge of the industry isn’t fleeting. Our team has longevity in the winemaking industry and we’re in it for the long haul. Whether you’re looking to simply replace your existing equipment or make changes to your equipment in order to maximize your vineyard and increase yield, our loan specialists are here to help.

Wine and Craft Beverage Domain Expert Jeff Clark, along with Senior Loan Officers Tracy Sheppard and Randall Behrens, are based in the California wine country but frequently travel to visit customers. “It’s important to have a good understanding of each vintner’s unique financing needs,” said Clark. “By visiting each of our borrowers face-to-face we can gauge the strength of their business plan, as well as the components of success needed to really maximize the value of all the assets they have on hand,” continued Clark.


Our Wine & Craft Beverages Team

  • Jeff Clark
    Industry Expert

    Email Jeff | 707.331.9098

  • Tracy Sheppard
    Senior Loan Officer

    Email Tracy | 707.486.4911

  • Randall Behrens
    Senior Loan Officer

    Email Randall | 707.799.8529

  • Kate Smith
    Loan Officer

    Email Kate | 910.798.1211

  • Jacqueline Crane
    Loan Officer

    Email Jacqueline | 910.687.4937

  • Keith Merklin
    General Manager

    Email Keith | 910.798.1212