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Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Right Time and a Wrong Time to Sell a Winery

Posted: January 8, 2009  By James Laube

Two of the most recent winery deals involving changes in ownership offer keen insights into the business. The partnership between the owners of Flowers Vineyard & Winery and Huneeus Vintners, announced Tuesday, makes perfect sense.

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Huneeus Forms Partnership with Flowers

Owner of Quintessa and Veramonte makes a substantial investment in Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir producer

Posted: January 6, 2009  By James Laube

News & Features  :  News

Why Sell Sebastiani Now?

The historic Sonoma winery sold for a surprisingly low price; the swooning economy or longtime family tensions may have played a role

Posted: December 29, 2008  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Sonoma Icon Sebastiani Sold for Rumored $47 Million

Posted: December 20, 2008  By James Laube

The Foley Wine Group has purchased Sebastiani Vineyards, one of the cornerstones of the Sonoma County wine industry for the past century, owner William Foley told Wine Spectator. The family-owned winery, founded in Sonoma in 1904, had been trying to sell its business in recent months, according to Mary Ann Sebastiani Cuneo, one of the principal owners.

Nov. 30, 2008 Issue  :  News

Future Uncertain for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Washington state's biggest wine producer changes hands in Altria deal

Posted: November 30, 2008  By Harris Meyer

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Buyers and Sellers with an Eye on Napa Valley

Posted: November 18, 2008  By James Laube

The Chateau Montelena deal may be dead and we may never know all the reasons why. I still believe that Montelena’s owner Jim Barrett wanted to sell the winery and was elated to have a buyer. Whether he changed his mind and wants to keep the property, or the economy changed the would-be buyer's mind and forced him to rethink his strategy, is unknown.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Plenty to Consider with the Montelena Non-Sale

Posted: November 5, 2008  By James Laube

Four months ago we were told that Jim Barrett wanted to sell Chateau Montelena and we assumed there was a buyer. But now Barrett apparently can't sell it at the original terms or doesn't want to sell it at all.

News & Features  :  News

Chateau Montelena Sale Falls Through

Famed Napa Valley property is off the market; French buyer had trouble with financing in current economy

Posted: November 5, 2008  By Daniel Sogg

News & Features  :  News

Chilean Winery Buys 700 Acres in Patagonia

Purchase by VC Family Estates is first major foreign investment in Argentina's up-and-coming region

Posted: October 23, 2008  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  News

Gruppo Illy Purchases Mastrojanni Estate in Montalcino

Coffee titans plan to invest more resources in Brunello winery

Posted: October 1, 2008  By Jo Cooke

Sept. 30, 2008 Issue  :  News

Château Cos-d'Estournel Buys Chateau Montelena

Bordeaux second-growth will take the reins of historic Napa winery

Posted: September 30, 2008  By Jo Cooke, Daniel Sogg

Blogs  :  Harvey Steiman At Large

What's Next for Ste. Michelle?

Posted: September 19, 2008  By Harvey Steiman

Industry analysts are having a field day guessing what's going to happen to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Washington's biggest wine company. Last week it was announced that Altria, which used to be Philip Morris, would be buying UST, which used to be U.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

What Lies Ahead for Chateau Montelena

Posted: September 18, 2008  By James Laube

If you looked at Jean-Guillaume Prats’ passport this week, it would have stamps showing he’d been in France, Singapore, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Thailand (Bangkok), Indonesia (Jakarta), the United States and back to France.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

New Montelena Owners Look to the Future

Posted: September 17, 2008  By James Laube

Never mind troubled wines, a flawed cellar or even the need to replant vineyards. The Chateau Montelena deal is all about potential and what lies ahead, Jean-Guillaume Prats said Tuesday in an interview in Napa.

News & Features  :  News

Future Uncertain for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

The recent buyout of its parent company may lead to the future sale of Washington state's biggest wine producer

Posted: September 16, 2008  By Harris Meyer

News & Features  :  News

Australia's Torbreck Back in David Powell's Hands

Founding winemaker reacquires ownership of his Barossa Valley winery

Posted: September 5, 2008  By Tyson Stelzer

News & Features  :  News

Bordeaux's Château Quinault Sold

European business titans Bernard Arnault and Albert Frère buy St.-Emilion estate

Posted: September 5, 2008  By James Suckling

Aug. 31, 2008 Issue  :  News

Italian Entrepreneur Buys Piedmont's Giacomo Borgogno Winery

Posted: August 31, 2008  By Jo Cooke

News & Features  :  News

Perrin & Fils Buys Domaine des Tourelles in Gigondas

Beaucastel's owners up their stake in France's Southern Rhône appellation by purchasing a historic estate

Posted: August 29, 2008  By Robert Camuto

News & Features  :  News

Domaine Alfred Is Sold

Owner of Pine Ridge and Archery Summit buys leading Central Coast Pinot Noir estate

Posted: August 25, 2008  By Daniel Sogg

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