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March 31, 2016 – Geyserville, CAâ€“Wilson Artisan Wineries announced it has purchased Greenwood Ridge Winery in Anderson Valleyâ€™s Philo in Mendocino County. Wilson Artisan Wineries will take possession of the Greenwood Ridge tasting room, brand and inventory.
Specializing in late harvest Riesling, Greenwood Ridge was established in 1980 by Allan Green, and with an annual production of less than 1500 cases, has built a reputation for producing award-winning, small lot wines. Named one of Americaâ€™s top 30 wineries three times in recent years by Wine & Spirits Magazine, Greenwood Ridge has continued to receive positive accolades at major competitions. Green, a Menâ€™s Senior Baseball League Hall of Fame baseball player, is optimistic about the transition. About Wilson Artisan Wineries, Green said, â€śAs a family-run operation, I am confident they will honor the legacy of Greenwood Ridge and our reputation for producing high-quality wines representative of Anderson Valley.â€ť
Family-owned Wilson Artisan Wineries, based in Geyserville, California continues to expand its presence in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The company is now comprised of ten wineries across Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Sonoma Valley, Mendocino County, and now, Anderson Valley, and owns over 600 acres of vineyards. Owner Ken Wilson, is â€ślooking forward to continuing the traditions started by Allan Green and to making Greenwood Ridge a showplace, especially for Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.â€ť
The purchase price was not disclosed.
About Wilson Artisan Wineries
Diane and Ken are devoted to things they value mostâ€”family and friendsâ€”and are committed to the stewardship and sustainable farming of their 600 plus vineyard acres.
Diane, a native Californian, cherishes her high-energy lifestyle that includes raising children, making wine at the Wilson Artisan Wineries and taking an active role in the community.
Ken, born and raised in Ontario, Canada, is robust and passionate about his vineyards and wineries. It was Kenâ€™s wisdom and vision that created the diversity of vineyard sources over the years. These vineyards provide the premium quality fruit that has brought notable recognition to the Wilson Artisan Wineries. Dian and Ken also own Healdsburgâ€™s historic Grape Leaf Inn and Calderwood Inn in addition to their ten wine brands: Wilson Winery, Mazzocco Winery, deLorimier Winery, Soda Rock Winery, Matrix Winery, Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery, Pezzi King Vineyards, Mosaic Winery, St. Anneâ€™s Crossing Winery and Greenwood Ridge Vineyards.
For more information, please contact Katie Ambrosi at Wilson Artisan Wineries, firstname.lastname@example.org or 707.867.1210, or visit www.wilsonartisanwineries.com