Napa’s Nashville Newcomer

Farmer and financier Gaylon Lawrence Jr. scooped up Heitz and other notable Napa properties in just three years. His family of vineyards is eye-opening

Napa’s Nashville Newcomer
Gaylon Lawrence at his flagship estate, the famed Heitz Cellar. (Aaron Wojack)
From the Dec 15, 2021, issue

When Gaylon Lawrence Jr. enters the scene, he comes in big. In just three years, the heartland farmer and banker has purchased Heitz Cellar and other iconic Napa Valley wineries. It’s no surprise that Napa veterans are asking, “Who is this guy?” Wine Spectator profiles the newcomer and his venture into fine wines.

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