Wine Spectator: Washington’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Buys Sonoma’s Patz & HallApril 19, 2016
Pacific Northwest powerhouse Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has acquired Patz & Hall, a prestigious producer of California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The sale includes the brand, inventory and winery equipment. The purchase price was not disclosed. The sale marks Ste. Michelle’s first move into Sonoma County.
Although Patz & Hall owns no vineyards and leases its winemaking and visitors facilities in the city of Sonoma, it has long-term agreements with key vineyards in the region, including Hyde, Hudson, Dutton, Zio Tony, Gap’s Crown and Alder Springs, as well as Pisoni in Santa Lucia Highlands. The wines frequently earn outstanding ratings from Wine Spectator. Today the winery produces about 35,000 cases annually, relying on more than 30 different vineyards sources around California. Wine Spectator has the full story.
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