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E.&J. Gallo Acquires Napa’s Prestigious Stagecoach Vineyard

March 23, 2017

E.&J. Gallo has agreed to purchase Napa Valley’s Stagecoach Vineyard from founder Dr. Jan Krupp for an undisclosed sum. Located in the highly-regarded Pritchard Hill region and the Atlas Peak appellation, Stagecoach is a 1,300-acre property with more than 600 acres planted to vine, making it the largest contiguous vineyard in the Napa Valley. Krupp purchased the land that would become Stagecoach in 1995.

Roger Nabedian, senior vice president and general manager of Gallo’s premium wine division, said the acquisition “affirms Gallo’s commitment to compete in the luxury wine segment,” bolstering supply for luxury brands such as Louis M. Martini, William Hill Estate and Orin Swift.

Stagecoach Vineyard sells grapes to over 90 wineries, ranging from small boutique wineries to large-scale wine companies. As part of the agreement, Gallo will honor all grape contracts with existing Stagecoach Vineyard customers. —Daniel Marsteller

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