Franciscan paid $4.6 million for the parcel, known locally as the Lewis Ranch, which is an unusually large tract of unplanted land within the Napa Valley appellation. Coombsville, an area east and southeast of the city of Napa, is considered a very good site for Cabernet.
Franciscan owns several hundred acres of land, most of it in the Rutherford appellation, and operates the Franciscan Oakville Estate, Mount Veeder and Quintessa wineries in Napa Valley and Estancia in Monterey County.
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