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Santa Barbara’s Fess Parker Winery Branches Out To Napa

Late actor Fess Parker founded his Santa Barbara winery in 1989, and played a key role in building the region’s reputation as a producer of upscale Burgundian varietals. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 26, 2017

Wine Spectator: Silicon Valley Investment Firm Buys Majority Stake In Napa’s Far Niente Wine Estates

Private equity firm GI Partners has bought a majority stake in Napa’s Far Niente Wine Estates, which includes the Far Niente winery, as well as sister brands Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union, Wine Spectator has learned. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 17, 2016

Exclusive: Terlato Family Expands Napa Footprint With Juliana Vineyard Acquisition

The Terlato family has bolstered its Napa Valley holdings with the acquisition of Juliana Vineyard. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 7, 2015

Bill Foley Buys Sizable Share of Napa Valley Hotel Calistoga Ranch

Finance executive and winery owner Bill Foley has closed a deal to purchase a large stake in the Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 15, 2013

News Briefs for December 19, 2011

•Nightlife and hospitality firm Tao Group has purchased two New York City venues—Hiro Ballroom and Japanese restaurant Matsuri—from Maritime Hotel owners Eric Goode and Sean Macpherson, Eater NY reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 19, 2011

California’s Crimson Wine Group Doubles In Size With Seghesio Acquisition

Napa-based Crimson Wine Group was founded in 2007 by New York investment firm Leucadia National Corp. At the time, the company’s wine holdings included Napa’s Pine Ridge Vineyards and Archery Summit in Willamette Valley. In 2008, Crimson expanded with the purchase of Edna Valley’s Chamisal Vineyards (formerly Domaine Alfred). This past June, Crimson took another leap with the acquisition of Sonoma-based Seghesio Vineyards, a deal which doubled its scale to roughly 250,000 cases and $50 million in annual revenue. Erle Martin, who previously has served as president of Francis Ford Coppola’s wine business and head of Young’s Market Co.’s California fine wine unit, has led Crimson as CEO since 2007. Shanken News Daily recently caught up with Martin to discuss Crimson’s ongoing expansion. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 7, 2011

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