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07/16/19

Schlatter Family Estate LLC sold the production facility and tasting room to Orsi Family Vineyards LLC on July 5, according to public records. The Schlatters are keeping the Starmont brand, which still will be made by Jeff Crawford, and 40 acres of the Stanly Ranch estate vineyard, according to the announcement of the deal. The purchase price wasn't disclosed. Proprietor Bernie Orsi, who lives in Marin County and owns hundreds of Sonoma County acres, told the Business Journal that plans for the former Starmont winery at 1451 Stanly Lane "are in the formulative stages."

07/12/19

The Schlatter Family, owners of the Merryvale Family of Wines, have sold its winery facility in Carneros to a private investor. The Starmont brand and 40 acres of its Napa Green Certified Stanly Ranch Estate Vineyard will remain under the ownership of the Schlatter Family and under the direction of winemaker Jeff Crawford. While Starmont finalizes a new tasting room location, all hospitality operations for Starmont will temporarily move to Merryvale Vineyards in St. Helena.

07/10/19

Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. (AWC) announced today they have closed a deal to acquire Culmina Family Estate Winery a premium boutique winery, founded in 2007 by Don and Elaine Triggs. Don and Elaine are planning for retirement, but will be supporting the transition over the next several months. Sara, their daughter, will be joining AWC as Sales and Marketing Director in continued support of the vision, strategy and planning for Culmina.

06/03/19

John and Julia Hinshaw have bought a controlling stake in Blackbird Vineyards in Napa Valley, an artisanal producer of Bordeaux influenced wines. The couple had been investors in Blackbird for several years. They also have their own vineyard in St. Helena and have been making wine for seven years.

05/30/19

Rémy Cointreau has announced it is to acquire the Maison de Cognac JR Brillet and part of its vineyard estate for an undisclosed sum. The French business said it had entered into exclusive negotiations with the Brillet family in relation to the deal, which it said would provide Rémy Cointreau with the opportunity to "integrate spirits with genuine development potential into its portfolio".

04/11/19

Located in Berlanga de Roa (Burgos), the Fournier winery, built in 1979, has grown apace with the development of the region as a whole. La Finca El Pinar is found between the towns of La Horra and Roa de Duero and is made up of 80 hectares, 50 of which are vineyards with an average age of between 30 and 70 years.

03/05/19

Terravant Wine Company, Santa Barbara County's largest winery announced today that it has purchased Summerland Winery. Founded in 2002, Summerland Winery is located just south of Santa Barbara in the town of Summerland and has built a reputation for producing quality estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

01/15/19

The French insurance company MAIF is leaving the wine industry and selling Château Dauzac, the 1855-classified Grand Cru Classé Margaux with its 49 hectares of bearing vines. It has opted for the offer put forward by Christian Roulleau, founder of the Breton group SAMSIC which specialises in business services and boasts 83,000 employees and 25,000 customers

04/19/18

Lawrence serves as a director of Tennessee Bank & Trust, is principal investor in The Lawrence Group, a 75-year-old farming operation, and serves on about a dozen boards. David Heitz confirmed a press release about the transaction will be issued but declined to comment

04/06/18

Zepponi & Co. served as financial advisors to the owners of King Estate Winery in the sale of the Acrobat brand. King Estate will remain independently owned by the King family and continues to be Oregon's largest family owned estate winery.

02/01/18

The transition in ownership will reduce the workload for Peterson-Nedry, who turned 70 years-old in December, allowing him to devote his full attention to managing his 48 vineyard acres in Ribbon Ridge, crafting wines for RR - a small winery he created 16 years ago - and continue his involvement with the Oregon wine industry

01/30/18

Naked Winery (Naked Wines, LLC) is proud to announce that its trio of founders has sold the company to a small investment group of employees and family members led by Peter Steinfeld, longtime winemaker and general manager. Steinfeld joined the winery in 2009 and became president on December 28, 2017, when the transaction closed.

01/29/18

David and Jody Barringer and Dave Michalec will formally announce today they have sold their 45,000-case company and four Oregon tasting rooms to their German-born winemaker and a group of employee and family investors that includes Hood River tasting room manager Lindsey Ewald and her fiancé, James Nygren, a former employee

01/19/18

Northwest at the center of recent winery and vineyard sales activity

01/16/18

Vintage Wine Estates announced the acquisition of Tamarack Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington. Founded in 1998 by Ron and Jamie Coleman, Tamarack Cellars is highly regarded for its range of wines including Firehouse Red blend, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a number of limited-production, single-vineyard reserve blends sourced from the state's top vineyards.

01/16/18

Henkell has reportedly taken another step closer to acquiring Cava brand Freixenet, with crunch meetings said to be taking place this week.

01/15/18

Winemaker Danny Gordon will continue in his role, and all Tamarack Cellars personnel will be retained. The purchase price was not disclosed.

12/13/17

Demeter Group, the San Francisco-based investment bank for premium Wine & Spirits companies, today announced that it acted as exclusive financial advisor to Jayson Woodbridge and One True Vine on the sale of three wine brands, Layer Cake, Cherry Pie and if you see kay to Vintage Wine Estates. The deal is scheduled to close on January 2, 2018

12/13/17

The acquisitions are the latest in a string of purchases by Vintage Wine Estates over the past year and will mean the winery has an annual portfolio of 2 million cases. A purchase price was not disclosed

12/12/17

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits Will Handle Sales and Marketing for Layer Cake; Vintage Wine Estates Assumes Those Duties for Cherry Pie and If You See Kay

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