Special Coverage: Wine Mergers And Acquisitions

Gallo buys Mendocino County luxury brandy distiller

Based near Ukiah, Germain-Robin is thought of as California’s first luxury brandy.

Duckhorn expands to Central Coast with ‘pinot pioneer’ buy

Napa Valley’s Duckhorn Wine Company, known for its Goldeneye pinot noir from Mendocino County, expands to the Central Coast with the purchase of a brand credited with putting that red wine at the forefront of the American palate.

Vine Notes: Are North Coast vineyards getting too pricey?

Pricing increases for Napa cabernet sauvignon grapes seem to be outpacing those for Napa cab wines. But are those increases worth it for less-than-stellar fruit? asks columnist Charles Day of Rabobank.

Schrader Cellars sold to Constellation

The third-largest U.S. wine company adds a high-scoring Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon brand to its fine-wine portfolio.

Raymond buys 55-acre Napa Valley vineyard

Part of the Boisset Collection of brands, Raymond Vineyards now has 380 acres of Napa Valley vineyards.

Vintage Wine Estates buying first Oregon brand

Part of trend toward North Coast vintners expanding their portfolios by acquisitions in the Pacific Northwest, the Santa Rosa-based company inks a deal for a pinot noir and pinot gris brand.

Sold! SF investor wins WineBid

The Napa-based online auctioneer of fine and rare wines inks a deal to be sold to investors in beverage and hospitality brands.

Napa wine bottling, barrel-aging firms merge

Top It Off Bottling and Napa Barrel Care merge and expand into a 112,000-square-foot custom winery.

Jackson buys Santa Barbara winery

The purchase by the Santa Rosa-based wine group includes the Brewer-Clifton Winery, tasting room and 60 acres of estate vineyards on California’s Central Coast.

Seller of huge Napa Valley vineyard buys winery

Coming off the sale of the 600-acre Stagecoach Vineyard to Gallo, the Krupp family buys a small winery near Napa to make their luxury wine.

Russian River Valley winery buys 35-acre vineyard

Dehlinger Winery’s purchase of neighboring Stiling Vineyard ‘continues our commitment to estate-grown grapes and strengthens our dedication to the Russian River Valley.’

Silver Oak sells Geyserville winery

Michael David Winery will take over the winery as Silver Oak moves this summer to its new home in Healdsburg.

Silver Oak buys Napa Valley winery

The sale of Ovid comes as more and more vineyards are being acquired.

North Coast wine grape, brand rush

Gallo’s recent purchase of 600 acres of Napa Valley grapes is the latest big development in a shift of the wine business in the past few years toward higher-end brands.

North Coast vintners face a grape squeeze

Vintners are looking elsewhere in the wake of Gallo’s purchase of Napa Valley’s Stagecoach Vineyard last month, fearing a dwindling supply of grapes.

Coppola makes ‘strategic shift’ to buying vineyards

Filmmaker, hotelier and vintner Francis Ford Coppola’s purchase of a northern Sonoma County key grape supplier for a $90-a-bottle brand is part of a wine industry trend toward locking up fruit sources.

Napa’s Delicato buys 4M-case winery

Delicato Family Vineyards says this is part of a move to higher-priced wines.

Marin firm takes Napa wine leap

The acquisitions of Bread & Butter and Jamieson Ranch Vineyards are said to have catapulted WX into the top 20 of U.S. wine producers.

Millennial Napa Valley vintner sells interest in Taken Wine

The co-founder of millennial-oriented brands Taken, Complicated and Available has sold his stake to venture on his own.

Gallo grabs a Napa vineyard

Stagecoach Vineyard is the latest purchase by the Modesto-based winery.

Santa Rosa wine portfolio closes $15M deal

Santa Rosa’s Vintage Estates buys San Francisco-based Cameron Hughes Wine in a court-approved deal.

Trinchero buys Central Coast winery

In its second acquisition this month, the St. Helena-based family wine company picks up a Paso Robles winery as part of a push to upscale its portfolio. Meanwhile, a Hopland-based vintner is consolidating.

Trinchero buys Mason Cellars

The fifth-largest U.S. wine company acquires a fellow Napa Valley vintner known for white wines as part of upscaling shift.

Vintage Wine Estates buys Napa Valley’s Delectus Winery

The Santa Rosa-based wine, spirits and hospitality company picks up a 21-year-old maker of high-end cabernet sauvignon.

Jackson Family Wines scoops up another Oregon winery

The Santa Rosa-based vintner has bought WillaKenzie Estate, a Willamette Valley producer of single-vineyard pinot noir and pinot gris.

Former Harlan St. Helena winery sold

International vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni acquired a former Harlan winery in St. Helena and plans for to renovate it for a new winery.

Jackson Family Wines scoops up another Oregon winery

The Santa Rosa vintner has bought WillaKenzie Estate, a Willamette Valley producer of single-vineyard pinot noir and pinot gris.

New wine consumers push envelope for quality

While the U.S. economy could be in low-growth mode for several more years, consumers continue to crave higher-end wines and other items, even if they have to stretch their means to get them.

Newsom’s wine group buys Napa vineyard

The Plumpjack Group, founded by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, will use the Howell Mountain fruit for its CADE Estate Winery.

Jackson Family Wines buys Healdsburg winery

The deal also includes a 27-acre vineyard that is planted to cabernet sauvignon, merlot, viognier as well as century-old, dry-farmed petite sirah.

Duckhorn Wine Co. sold

The acquisition includes all six wine brands: Duckhorn, Goldeneye, Paraduxx, Migration, Decoy and Canvasback.

Kosta Browne Winery buys Mendocino vineyard

The Sebastpol-based vintner has expanded its estate pinot noir and chardonnay vineyards beyond Sonoma County.

Russian River Valley century-old vineyard sold

Williams Selyem Winery buys Saitone Ranch, with 121-year-old zinfandel vines in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley.

O’Neill Vintners’ winery buy plants Central Coast roots

The North Bay-based vintner buys Paso Robles’ fifth-largest winery.

Healdsburg winery sale ends bitter legal battle

The sale to a Napa Valley wine family ends a battle between former Truett-Hurst Inc. and investor Bill Hambrecht.

Duckhorn owner invests in Far Niente wineries

Private-equity firm plans to keep Far Niente operating independently.

Constellation to buy Napa wine brands for $285M

The New York-based wine giant makes further play into high-end wine with the purchase of a Napa Valley-based portfolio.

Foley Family Wines buys Chalone in Central Coast

The Healdsburg-based wine group acquired Chalone Estate Vineyard, the remaining U.S. wine brand assets for United Kingdom-based Diageo.

Gallo buying The Ranch Winery

E&J Gallo Winery is buying a large St. Helena custom-crush facility called The Ranch Winery, a move designed to boost the supply of higher-end Napa Valley wine flowing to the world’s largest wine producer.

Napa Valley wine brands key to $552M Treasury–Diageo deal

In a “game-changer” deal, United Kingdom-based Diageo PLC has agreed to sell the majority of its wine business — including several Napa County brands — to Australia-based Treasury Wine Estates for $552 million.

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