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News Briefs for May 21, 2021

May 21, 2021

•Chateau Ste. Michelle is launching Elements, a new range of white and rosé wines infused with natural botanical and fruit flavors. Retailing at $13 a 750-ml., the Elements line includes Peach Ginger, Strawberry Hibiscus, and Papaya Jasmine flavors, each at 90 calories per serving, with no added sugars. The Elements wines are rolling out nationally this spring. Chateau Ste. Michelle had U.S. volume of 3.14 million cases last year, according to Impact Databank.

•Jordan Vineyard & Winery has purchased Meola Vineyard in California’s Alexander Valley, just north of the town of Geyserville. This marks the first time that Jordan has purchased land since the acquisition of the 1,200-acre Jordan Estate in 1974. The property totals almost 45 acres with nearly 29 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. The price wasn’t disclosed. CEO John Jordan said the acquisition “aligns with our focus on making the best Cabernet Sauvignon in our house style from a combination of estate and grower vineyards.”

•Welsh distiller Penderyn has unveiled a new flagship distillery. Located in Llandudno, Wales, the distillery houses traditional pot stills, as well as one of Penderyn’s signature Faraday stills, and a visitor center and tasting bar designed to welcome approximately 60,000 guests per year. According to the company, which had volume of above 80,000 cases last year, it will be the first distillery in Wales fully dedicated to the production of peated single malt whisky. Penderyn Llandudno joins the company’s original Brecon Beacons location in its footprint.

•Napa Valley-based Demeine Estates has named industry veteran Philana Bouvier as president. Bouvier was most recently vice president, fine wine supplier business development, at RNDC. Prior to that she spent 10 years with Young’s Market Co. At Demeine, founded recently by the Lawrence family and Carlton McCoy, Jr., Bouvier will oversee a portfolio including Heitz Cellar, Burgess Cellars, Brendel, Stony Hill Vineyard, and Haynes Vineyard, among others.

•Ryan Harris has been promoted to CEO of Oregon’s Evenstad Estates. He succeeds Grace Evenstad, who served as co-CEO with her late husband and co-founder, Ken Evenstad, and remains owner, founder, and chair of the board. A company veteran, Harris will look to further Evenstad’s mission of producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay under the Domaine Serene, Château de la Crée, and Maison Evenstad brands.

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