WS: Louis Jadot Acquires Oregon’s ResonanceAugust 23, 2013
Wine Spectator reports that Burgundy-based négociant Maison Louis Jadot has purchased Resonance Vineyard in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Peter Bouman of Oregon Vineyard Property, who helped facilitate the sale, indicated to Wine Spectator that similar top Willamette hillside properties have sold recently for between $50,000 and $65,000 per acre. Resonance was purchased from Kevin and Carla Chambers, who were co-owners of Oregon Vineyard Supply, an agricultural products purveyor, and Results Partners, a vineyard-management firm. The 32-acre vineyard is currently planted with 19 acres of Pinot Noir, planted between 1981 and 2006, and 1.5 acres of Gewürztraminer. Jadot will produce an Oregon Pinot Noir beginning with the 2013 vintage, with Jacques Lardière, who retired as Jadot’s technical director in 2012, stepping into the role of the winemaker.