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How one big deal triggered a major scramble in the North Coast wine industry

April 17, 2017

E&J Gallo Winery's purchase of Stagecoach Vineyards in the Napa Valley sent a shock wave through the North Coast wine industry. The sale pulled 600 prime cabernet sauvignon acres off the market and triggered a new vineyard buying spree that some say will over time have implications for the very structure of the wine industry.