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Justin Charbonneau

GrapeConnect: An Online Wholesale Marketplace Platform for Bulk Wine & Grapes

GrapeConnect’s powerful platform and tools supercharge sales, sourcing, and analytics for wine companies that depend on the bulk wine & grape trade.

 

SELLING: Connecting growers & wine producers with active buyers and equipping them with the tools to sell available inventory more efficiently and securely.

 

BUYING: Connecting wine producers, negociants, & brokers with a robust supplier network and the tools to efficiently find and buy the best product for their programs.

 

MARKET INTELLIGENCE: Empowering buyers, sellers, and affiliated industry professionals to make better decisions through quicker access to transparent and granular market pricing data.


News Archive


Grape & Bulk Wine Market Pricing Report: Q3, 2019
02 October, 2019

The GrapeConnect team is pleased to share our Market Pricing Report for the Third Quarter of 2019. Harvest is now well underway, and we hope that the average advertised spot-market pricing data for grapes in Q3, 2019 proves especially helpful for folks that still have 2019 fruit for sale.

 

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As with our prior reports, we illustrated Q3’s quarterly average market pricing comparison for 2019 versus that of 2018 for both bulk wine and grapes. We did this for the top 5 varietals by listing volume (see the ‘Assumptions & Methodology‘ section in the report for more information) and parsed data by state.

 

 

Below, you can see summary graphs by state (CA, OR, and WA) illustrating the varying levels of percentage-change in pricing by respective varietal and listing-type for Q3 ’19 as compared to Q3 ‘18:

 

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To provide meaningful pricing data for a larger number of varietals and with greater granularity, we also assembled average-pricing heat-maps that reflect a longer time horizon (1/01/18 – 9/30/19 for bulk wine, 1/01/19 – 90/30/19 for 2019-harvest grapes). A heat-map preview for Cabernet Sauvignon bulk wine is shown below, where the higher-priced appellations are focused toward the top of the visualization:

The grape-pricing heatmaps are structured to display pricing for numerous varietals by state where, as above, the higher-priced appellations are focused toward the top of the visualization:

Our team welcomes you to reach out with feedback or questions.

 

 

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GrapeConnect Now ‘a Real Force in the Industry’ for Grape, Bulk Wine Transactions
30 August, 2019

It was just three years ago that Justin Charbonneau first realized the need for a service that would give buyers and sellers of bulk wine and grapes a more amenable place to find one another.

Based in Atlanta, he began working with family friends who were starting a winery in northern Georgia and were struggling to find bulk wine to buy until the newly planted vines could start producing grapes.

Justin Charbonneau 

In the end they found their wine, but he recalls there “wasn’t any kind of discussion around finding the best product at the best price. It was such a laborious and friction- filled process where we were just happy to find anyone who was willing to ship California Cab across the country.”

That experience led to the creation of GrapeConnect, the wine industry’s wholesale grape and bulk-wine marketplace that aims to become the standard B2B marketplace for wine producers.

In its early days it was strictly a directory, but that landing page evolved into much more, as people began reaching out wanting to post their information. “Eventually we got to the point, about a year and a half ago, where we completely scrapped the directory altogether and now we have over 1,200 active lots for sale posted by sellers directly to GrapeConnect.”

Indeed, for those who remember visiting the site a couple years ago when it was in its infancy, Charbonneau suggests coming back to see what it has become now: a powerful online platform that supercharges sales, sourcing, and analytics for wine companies that depend on the bulk wine and grape trade.

For sellers, it connects growers and wine producers with active buyers and equips them with the tools to sell available inventory more efficiently and securely.

For buyers, it connects wine producers, negociants and brokers with a robust supplier network and the tools to efficiently find and buy the best product for their programs.

Both sides benefit greatly by GrapeConnect’s market intelligence, allowing them to make better decisions through quicker access to transparent and granular market pricing data. The company has even started to produce quarterly pricing reports that incorporate data scraped from publicly available sources in addition to its own material posted specifically to the platform by producers and brokers.

“Interest in that data has been pretty surprising and overwhelming; even folks who have no interest in selling or sourcing on the marketplace access and leverage that data,“ he says.

While GrapeConnect has grown rapidly over the past couple years in a market that can shift in a matter of months, it takes great pride in its ability to listen to its customers and make those adjustments on the fly.

“We’re still an early stage company,” Charbonneau says, “but we’re regularly facilitating deals and have been around long enough to make a real impact for many of our users, so whether it’s our data being picked up or delivering great outcomes for people, we’re certainly now a real force in the industry.”

For more information go to: www.grapeconnect.com.

" GrapeConnect’s platform allows both the buyer and seller to communicate in real time about samples, what the buyer thinks of wine as well as a great messaging board system…it has become a valuable tool in my bulk wine business "
- Travis Maple, Airfield Estates Winery
" The team at GrapeConnect provides a great service! If we lose our first bud to frost, or have other weather-related issues that leave us short, we can count on GrapeConnect to hook us up with quality growers elsewhere. "
- Alexis Kaiser, Woods & Waters Winery & Vineyard
" GrapeConnect is an impressive and unique source of market prices and potential buyers, particularly for Oregon and Washington. Being able to see market demand by appellation helps shape our planting and production strategy, including varietal selection and determining whether to make bulk wine or just stop at the grapes. "
- Craig Wichner, Farmland LP
Explore Plan | $0/Month (Free)
This Plan is for users that wish to research, and/or who may not yet be active in the bulk wine & grape market. Learn more at: https://grapeconnect.com/pricing  
Basic Plan | $25/Month
This plan is for our customers who are small/medium-sized growers, producers or related wine businesses. Learn more at: https://grapeconnect.com/pricing
Pro Plan | $125/Month
This is for our customers who rely on and wish to supercharge their bulk wine and grape business. Learn more at: https://grapeconnect.com/pricing

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