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Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate buys former Harlan winery


Projected Opening and First Releases Set for February 2017

Portfolio to Feature Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Wines to be made by Winemaker Philippe Melka

NAPA VALLEY, Calif. (September 13, 2016) – International vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni today announced the acquisition and plans for the renovation of his new winery, Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate, located at 500 Meadowood Lane in Saint Helena.


The winery formerly served as the Founders Room for the wine portfolio of H. William Harlan and produced the first vintages of The Napa Valley Reserve.  The enhancement project will include updates to both the winemaking and hospitality facilities.  Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate will produce small lot Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the estate and select sites within the Napa Valley.  Winemaking operations are led by renowned winemaker Philippe Melka and blended with consulting enologist Michel Rolland.


The inaugural release of Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate wines – the 2014 vintage – will coincide with the winery’s opening, projected to open in February 2017.


“It has long been my goal to establish a winery here in Napa Valley,” said Bulgheroni.  “The remarkable lithology of the rocky hillsides, diverse microclimates, and unique topography make it the ideal location to make a classic Cabernet Sauvignon.  I’m very pleased to be a part of the Napa Valley wine community, and I look forward to working with the valley’s best growers to craft unique wines of great personality.”


In keeping with Bugheroni’s agricultural values, the Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate vineyard is farmed sustainably and is certified organic by the California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).  Bulgheroni recently celebrated the grand opening of Bodega Garzón Winery in Uruguay, the first LEED-certified winery in South America.


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About Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate

Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate is an icon winery in the portfolio of premier winegrowing estates assembled by international vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni.  Located on Meadowood Lane in the town of St. Helena, California, Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate is dedicated to producing small-lot, handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon wines, emblematic of their unique sites.


About the Alejandro P. Bulgheroni Portfolio

Alejandro P. Bulgheroni is an Argentinian-Italian international vintner and a successful entrepreneur in the agriculture and energy sectors.  Their wineries include Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate (Napa Valley, California), Renwood (Sierra Foothills, California), Bodega Garzón (Garzón, Uruguay), Argento (Mendoza, Argentina), Bodega Vistalba (Mendoza, Argentina), Sarmiento Vineyard (Patagonia, Argentina), Dievole (Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy), Podere Brizio (Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy), Le Colonne (Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy), Chateau Suau (Bordeaux, France), Chateau de Langalerie (Bordeaux, France), and as well as Poggio Landi Vineyard (Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy), and a vineyard in Barossa Valley (South Australia).  In addition to grape growing and wine production, Bulgheroni is a lifelong rancher and agriculturist whose enterprises encompass olive oil production, berries, nut orchards, apiculture, powdered milk production, forestry, and cattle raising.


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