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Duckhorn Wine Company Acquires Central Coast Icon Calera Wine Company

August 16, 2017

Founded by Josh Jensen in 1975, Calera played a pivotal role in establishing the Central Coast as one of the New World's most exciting wine regions. Calera will continue to produce its acclaimed portfolio of wines at its seven-level, gravity-flow winery in Hollister, California. All key personnel, including Winemaker Mike Waller, will remain with the winery. Jensen, who is 73, will continue to remain involved at Calera, and will join the Duckhorn Wine Company Board of Directors, where he will serve alongside his longtime peer, Dan Duckhorn.