mercredi 28 novembre 2012
Foley Family Wines, a California-based producer, marketer and distributor of wines, has purchased the Ramal East Vineyard for an undisclosed amount.
The purchase includes around 206 acres of vineyards planted mainly with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals.
Located in the Carneros appellation of Sonoma County, the vineyard will be used by Foley Family Wines to support its Chalk Hill brand, which is set to launch new Sonoma Coast line of wines in 2013. Along with the Chalk Hill wines, the winery will also roll out a small amount of the 2011 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay for limited period.
By 2012 and 2013, the company plans to increase the production capacity of Chardonnay and introduce Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir with the 2013 vintage.
Foley Family Wines proprietor Bill Foley said with the launch of the new Sonoma Coast tier they needed to make sure the winemaking team had access to a consistent supply of high-quality fruit.
"When the opportunity arose to purchase a first-rate vineyard in Carneros we jumped at the prospect. This great piece of land will provide Chalk Hill with enough Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to support the growth we have projected for this new tier of wines," Foley added.
source : wine.drinks-business-review.com
mardi 20 novembre 2012
Jackson Family Wines announced a deal Thursday to buy the sprawling Russian River Valley ranch owned by Saralee and Richard Kunde, who hosted some of the region's most popular fundraisers among their vineyards and helped raise millions of dollars for the agriculture community.
A bankruptcy judge in Alsace has approved the sale of Domaine Lucien Albrecht’s brand and five hectares vineyards to local cooperative Wolfberger. Eguisheim-based Wolfberger, which also produces the Willm brand, beat Grands Chais de France, to the deal.
Many were shocked when Domaine Lucien Albrecht went into receivership earlier this month, with reported debt of €9m. It was the second biggest exporter of Alsace wines to the US by volume.
According to Wolfberger export director Eric Alonso, Wolfberger paid €500,000 for the brand and €700,000 for the vineyards. The sale does not include buildings or equipment.
source : decanter.com
Hollywood producer-turned-vintner Rich Frank is increasing his foothold in the heart of Napa’s Cabernet country. After 20 years of quietly building the reputation of his winery’s Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, Frank is purchasing the little-known but well-positioned Wood Ranch Vineyard in Rutherford. The sale includes the 87-acre property, several houses on the land, and 70 acres planted to vines.
mercredi 14 novembre 2012
Le Château Saint-Louis (siège à Boutenac, 6.500 hl, deux tiers en AOC Corbières, un tiers en vins de pays et cépages), une propriété viticole de 120 ha, vient d'être acquise par l'homme d'affaires russe Zao Praskoveyskoe, à la tête d'une société viticole déjà propriétaire du château Saint-Martin-de-la-Garrigues, à Montagnac, et de 800 ha de vignobles en Russie et en Bulgarie.
lundi 12 novembre 2012
There’s no slowing down for Bill Foley. The financial executive and vintner, who over the past two decades has built an extensive portfolio of wineries and vineyards under his Foley Family Wines name, is closing a deal to purchase Lancaster Estate in Alexander Valley. The sale includes the winery, the label, 42 acres of vineyards and Lancaster’s sister brand Roth. The terms of the offer were not disclosed.
La société de négoce de la Vallée du Rhône SPVO Mathieu Carlier, installée à Courthézon, vient de restructurer son capital avec la rentrée de deux Unions régionales : Les Vignerons Ardéchois et Cellier de Marrenon.
La maison familiale Larsen a été fondée en 1926 par le Norvégien Jens Reidar Larsen. Il donna pour emblème à ses cognacs le drakkar viking, sa société prenant logiquement le surnom de « cognac des Vikings ».
mardi 6 novembre 2012
Deux ans après avoir pris le contrôle de la société Club des Vignerons, l'union de coopératives Les Vignobles Foncalieu basée dans l'Aude, vient d'acquérir le Château Haut-Gléon en appellation Corbières, une des références du vignoble languedocien.
samedi 3 novembre 2012
Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE) has increased the size of its New Zealand operations buy acquiring the remaining share of Rapaura Vinters Limited from Babich Wines Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
Chris Cardon, investisseur belge qui a fait fortune dans l'industrie pharmaceutique et vétérinaire, vient d'acquérir Château La Haye, un crû bourgeois de 11 ha en AOC Saint Estèphe qui appartenait à la famille Lamiable.