Chalone snaps up new Napa vineyard

Chalone snaps up new Napa vineyard News Wine News
  • Thursday 12 April 2001

Chalone Wine Group has bought Suscol Creek Vineyard in Napa Valley for $5.95 million (£3.7 m).

Chalone group specialises in producing premium red and white varietal wines from distinct estate vineyards in unique growing regions. This is the latest in a growing list of properties they own or part-own both in the US and overseas.

The group – which owns Monterey County's Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Winery in Napa County and Carmenet Vineyard in Sonoma – added Hewitt Vineyard in Rutherford Bench to its portfolio earlier this year (00) for $14.5 million (£9 million)

Announcing the purchase on 1 March (00), Chalone president Thomas Selfridge said, 'Our mission is to make the best wines possible from unique and distinctive soils'. He added he was 'excited' about the quality of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that will be produced, given Suscol Creek's red, rocky volcanic soils and western slopes.

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