Posted: July 22, 2008 By James Laube
Chateau Montelena is a marquee name among Napa Valley Cabernets, but from a bygone era. The winery, which had been rumored to be for sale , was purchased this past weekend by Michel Reybier of Château Cos-d'Estournel.
Posted: July 14, 2008 By James Molesworth
Posted: July 2, 2008 By Mitch Frank
Posted: July 1, 2008 By Robert Taylor
Posted: June 30, 2008 By Bruce Sanderson
Posted: June 27, 2008 By Bruce Sanderson
Posted: June 27, 2008 By Tim Fish
Posted: June 16, 2008 By James Laube
A couple of housecleaning matters for today. Friday’s blog, about what would-be buyers of Chateau Montelena might consider should they look at the winery and its business prospects, is a perfect example of an imperfect blog.
Posted: June 15, 2008 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: June 13, 2008 By James Laube
When a winery the caliber of a Chateau Montelena is offered for sale , there are many ways to assess its value. Potential buyers would look at sales and revenue, with the latter being the far more important figure, since inexpensive brands—think Two-Buck Chuck—can run up impressive sales numbers.
Posted: June 13, 2008 By Robert Camuto
Posted: June 11, 2008 By Daniel Sogg
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Posted: May 30, 2008 By Jo Cooke
Posted: May 29, 2008 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: May 8, 2008 By James Laube
Wineries hoping to keep their business in the family can’t start planning too soon, says Carissa Chappellet. Communication is crucial. “Once you start having the discussions, you’ve only begun,” she explained, and “when you think you’ve talked it out, even in the abstract, you’re only at the stage when you’re starting.
Posted: May 7, 2008 By James Laube
The sale last year of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars put the spotlight on the fate or fortunes of family-owned wineries. In coming years more of these wineries, which typically annually sell 3,000 to 50,000 cases of wine, will decide whether to sell or transition to heirs.
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