Wine Spectator: Pontet-Canet Owners Buy Robin Williams’ Napa Wine EstateJanuary 27, 2016
The Tesseron family, owners of Bordeaux’s Château Pontet-Canet and Tesseron Cognac, are striking out west to California, purchasing Villa Sorriso, a lavish Napa Valley estate previously owned by the late comedian Robin Williams. The estate has sold grapes for some time to Napa wineries, but the Tesserons plan to begin making their own wine there. The 653-acre property, located on Mount Veeder in the Mayacamas range, houses a 20,000-square-foot main residence and includes 18.4 acres of vines in the Mount Veeder AVA. Wine Spectator has the full story.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.