The Top 100 Vineyard Owners in Napa Valley (#5 & #6)
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 #5 & #6. To see #7 and #8, click here. To see #9 and #10, click here.
6. Beckstoffer Vineyards: 1,015 acres
The Beckstoffer family owns 1,015 producing acres in Napa County. The biggest vineyard is George III, with about 250 producing vineyard acres. The company’s vineyards also include To Kalon, Dr. Crane, Bourn, Melrose and Missouri Hopper. The family also grows grapes in Mendocino and Lake Counties. Chairman and CEO Andy Beckstoffer is a founding director of the Napa Valley Grape Growers Association.
The Beckstoffer family owns 1,015 producing acres in Napa County. The biggest vineyard is George III, with about 250 producing vineyard acres.
5. E&J Gallo: 1,123 acres
E&J Gallo winery, the world’s largest winery, in March purchased Stagecoach Vineyard, adding about 600 acres to its portfolio. The vineyard in the Atlas Peak appellation supplies high-end fruit to dozens of wineries in the Napa Valley. Gallo, established in 1933, owns more than 80 wine brands. E&J Gallo owns about 1,123 vineyard acres, according to the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner and county records. That includes Stagecoach, the high-end, 600-acre vineyard purchased earlier this year.