Vintage Wine Estates, among the most active acquirers of North Coast wine properties, on July 24 confirmed it bought 41-year-old B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma Valley. The new owner plans to install its own executive team.
As hotel occupancy continues to rise in Sonoma County, a variety of new hotels are popping up in the county, scheduled to open their doors in the next couple of years. Those range from a much-anticipated hotel at Graton Casino, a second eco-friendly hotel in Healdsburg, another Holiday Inn location in Windsor and several others.
Kenwood Investments, with offices in Sonoma and San Francisco, plans a new food-and-craft-beer investment company slated for launch in August.
The 100-room Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley hotel sold to San Francisco- and Denver-based investors for $28 million, or $280,000 a room, or 1.6 times the value it sold for nearly three years ago.
Local food and beverage companies have a new legal weapon that allows them to better fend off competitors that infringe on their trademarks and attack their brands — if they can jump over hurdles set just a bit higher.