[caption id="attachment_64585" align="alignnone" width="550"] Vintage Wine Estates plans "significant investments" in a renovation and expansion plan approved for Viansa four years ago. (image credit: Viansa)[/caption]
SANTA ROSA -- Vintage Wine Estates, which has been actively building its portfolio of wineries and brands recently, completed the purchase of Sonoma Valley landmark Viansa Winery & Italian Marketplace.
The deal and includes the hilltop winery and food marketplace, long a popular site for weddings, private and corporate events, and a first stop for tours from San Francisco to North Coast wine country. Also included a 168-acre vineyard planted to sangiovese, primitivo, vernaccia and pinot grigio varieties and 113 acres of preserved wetlands.
Rumored to be in the works for the past few months, the sale becomes effective today. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
The purchase also comes less than two months after Vintage Wine acquired Clos Pegase in Napa Valley.
“We are pleased to have Viansa Winery as part of the family and the gateway to our Napa and Sonoma properties,” said Pat Roney, president of Vintage Wine Estates.
What attracted Santa Rosa-based Vintage Wine to the opportunity was the combination of lifestyle elements: wine, food selections and hospitality opportunities.
[caption id="attachment_64808" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lloyd Davis[/caption]