Katie Grassini is CEO of Grassini Family Vineyards, a Central Coast winery inspired by tradition and an extension of family values. In addition to the beautiful winery and vineyard in the Happy Canyon region of Santa Ynez Valley, under Katie’s tutelage, Grassini Family Vineyards has grown its imprint to include a tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara.
In the wine industry, as a winery grows – both in production and locations – the importance of maintaining and protecting its brand becomes more dimensional. Even more, the legal needs of this industry can be as complex as the wine itself. Understanding business formation, land use and zoning compliance, intellectual property, employment matters, and succession planning within family businesses are just some areas where FLAS Partner, Trevor Large, lends support… usually over a savory, herbaceous, and balanced Cabernet Sauvignon.