The Top 100 Vineyard Owners in Napa Valley (#7 & #8)
At 45,000 acres of vines, Napa Valley is essentially planted out, creating a highly competitive environment for land and grapes. As a result, vineyard prices continue to rise but not enough to slow interest in purchasing these properties, and the news of vineyard sales breaks unabated. Keeping track of who owns what in the Napa Valley is not so simple, but Wine Business Monthly has pulled together a list of the top 100 vineyard owners in the region and published it in our December 2017 issue.
To preview the full article coming out this Friday, we will be counting down the Top Vineyard Owners, releasing two each day. Today we are releasing #7 and #8. To see #9 and #10, click here.
8. Antinori California: 561 acres
Antinori California — or ANTICA — owns 561 acres of planted vineyards in the Atlas Peak District. The Antinori family purchased the site in 1985 and open the winery in 2009. The winery on top of Soda Canyon Road was not damaged in the Atlas Peak fire in October; it reopens to the public in December. Antinori California owns 561 acres on Soda Canyon Road.
7. Jackson Family Wines: 690* acres
Jackson Family Wines, a family-owned company with holdings in the United States and overseas, farms about 690 vineyard acres in Napa County, of which 190 acres are leased. The company’s holdings in the Napa Valley include Cardinale and Freemark Abbey. Its wine distribution center, the size of nine football fields, is in American Canyon in south Napa County. The company farms about 690 vineyard acres, of which 190 acres are leased.
Note: The list of top vineyard owners by planted acreage was compiled through public records, queries to vineyard owners and through our proprietary database. The top 100 vineyard owners account for roughly 28,000 of Napa’s planted acres while approximately 1,300 growers in Napa Valley farm 1 acre of grapes or more, according to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers. (Note: An asterisk denotes leased lands are included in the total, as they are long-term leases.)