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Truett-Hurst, Inc. Announces Commencement Of Initial Public Offering

HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Truett-Hurst, Inc. ("Truett") today announced that it has commenced an initial public offering of 2,902,557 shares its Class A common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission").  Truett is offering 2,250,000 shares of Class A common stock and certain named selling stockholders are offering 652,557 shares. The estimated price range for the initial public offering is $11.00 to $15.00 per share.  Truett has been approved to list its common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market, subject to official notice of issuance, under the symbol "THST."


Truett intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to pay down amounts owed under its credit facility, for working capital, capital expenditures, hiring additional personnel and for general corporate purposes.  Truett will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders.

W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC is leading the offering, which is being made through its OpenIPO auction-based process that opens participation to all investors.  CSCA Capital Advisors, LLC and Sidoti & Company, LLC are serving as co-managers for the offering.

The registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities has been filed with the Commission but has not yet become effective.  These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.  Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the Commission's website at . This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from WR Hambrecht + Co at (415) 551-8606 or by email at

About Truett-Hurst, Inc.

Truett is an innovative and fast-growing super-premium and ultra-premium wine sales, marketing and production company based in the acclaimed Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys of Sonoma County, California. Truett is recognized for their work in private label development and Truett-Hurst, VML, Bradford Mountain, and Healdsburg Ranches brands.   Truett is an "emerging growth company" as defined in the JOBS Act and following the public offering, will take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements applicable to other public companies.  Truett is headquartered in Healdsburg, California

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and assumptions. You should not place reliance on these statements.  Forward-looking statements include information concerning the proposed offering.  These statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "seek," "will," "may" or similar expressions.  Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that we will effect an initial public offering or the terms upon which we will consummate the offering. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All such statements speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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