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Purple/Sonoma Wine Co’s American Canyon facility looking for buyers

A 2.5-million-case wine making facility that is currently home to Purple Wine + Spirits, as well as number of its custom-crush clients, is for sale.   The facility in American Canyon — a municipality at the southern end of Napa County — is prominently promoting its association to Napa Valley.   According to the offering […]

Treasury Wine strikes back at Ste. Michelle, amps up rhetoric – hints at stag vs stag vs stag collusion

For two companies who have said they will agree to mediation, the combatants are still armed, dangerous and seem to be seeing just how many points each can score before the referees call time and ask everyone to behave.   In a statement accompanying its latest legal documents filed in Federal District Court yesterday, Dec. […]

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Trefethen Family Vineyards sells Oak Knoll vineyard to Westchester – Includes fully permitted 30K-gal winery, visitor & events

Trefethen Family Vineyards has sold a 41.15-acre Oak Knoll District vineyard near the intersection of Big Ranch Rd. and  Oak Knoll Ave., north of Napa city to ag real estate investment company Westchester.   The sale included approved permits for a 30,000-gallon winery, tasting room, visitors and events.     According to  Trefethen family Vineyards […]

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Cameron Hughes Wine Co. being sold by court-ordered receiver

PLEASE NOTE: links to court documents are available to premium subscribers of Wine Executive News. The Clara Street Company, dba Cameron Hughes Wine (CHW) is quietly being offered for sale by its court-appointed receiver. CHW was placed in receivership by the Superior Court of San Francisco at the request of its lender, Union Bank.   […]

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Stag battle: Ste. Michelle asks court to dismiss Treasury Wine declarative relief request

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Wine Industry Insight stated that Federal District Court Judge Richard Seeborg had combined the cases. That was incorrect. Judge Seeborg adjudged both cases as related but did not consolidate them, thus allowing the Treasury’s request for declaratory relief to remain open.  To the non-lawyer, this may seem […]

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Treasury Wine’s St. Clement Sale: This is what Hunneus paid & the details of what they bought

Kudos to Wine Business for beating us to the punch: Huneeus Vintners Buys Napa Valley’s St. Clement Vineyards From Treasury Wine Estates. We sat on this story while getting the sale price and exactly what the purchaser actually bought. We have that data now, but when you sit, you get beat! Well done, WB!   […]

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Stag duel continues: Ste Michelle files amended stag complaint against Treasury Wine

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Wine Industry Insight stated that Federal District Court Judge Richard Seeborg had combined the cases. That was incorrect. Judge Seeborg adjudged both cases as related but did not consolidate them, thus allowing the Treasury’s request for declaratory relief to remain open.  To the non-lawyer, this may seem […]

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Calif yanks appraiser license from North Coast vineyard & wine property broker over misconduct accusations

Christopher Blakeslee, owner of Wine Property Consulting | Blakeslee Land Services in Petaluma, has lost his California appraiser’s license following scores of improper appraisal accusations lodged against him by the California Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers. Blakeslee surrendered his California license on Aug. 4, 2016. The surrender was part of a stipulated agreement to settle […]

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Federal judge dismisses Ste. Michelle versus Treasury Wine complaint, controversy heads for mediation

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this article, Wine Industry Insight stated that Federal District Court Judge Richard Seeborg had combined the cases. That was incorrect. Judge Seeborg adjudged both cases as related but did not consolidate them, thus allowing the Treasury’s request for declaratory relief to remain open.  To the non-lawyer, this may seem […]

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Track the Post-Trump Dow and Nasdaq today with this real-time quote from Marketwatch

Real-time source: MarketWatch

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