An early freeze struck Washington state's prime grapegrowing regions in late November, with temperatures reaching -10° F in some areas. The cold damaged vines in the Columbia Valley, particularly in the Walla Walla appellation. Also, California-based Terroir Capital, an investment group founded by former Screaming Eagle co-owner Charles Banks, has entered into an agreement to purchase Mulderbosch, a leading white-wine producer in South Africa's Stellenbosch region. And Fiji Water is expanding into wine. The company closed a deal in December to purchase Justin Vineyards and Winery. Wine Spectator assistant coordinator Augustus Weed reports.
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