Napa's Clos Pegase Winery bought by Vintage Wine Estates
- Thursday 22 August 2013
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The deal sees Vintage Wine Estates acquire a total of 450 acres, includes the Calistoga vineyards and a lease of the Los Carneros vineyards.
Clos Pegase was founded by Jan Shrem in 1983 with his late wife Mitsuko. The estate housed the couple’s personal art collection, and features figures from Greek and Roman mythology across the art and architecture of the winery and cellar.
Shrem said: 'It is with admiration and respect that I pass the torch of my beloved Clos Pegase to Pat Roney and Vintage Wine Estates. I know they will build upon my success and carry forward my passion for great wine, art and hospitality.'
Vintage Wine Estates is a privately owned company with wineries in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino including Girard Winery, Cosentino Winery, Windsor Vineyards, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Cartlidge & Browne Winery, and Ray's Station.
Pat Roney, president of Vintage Wine Estates said, ‘We are very pleased with the purchase of Clos Pegase Winery because it is the perfect complement to the Vintage Wine Estates portfolio, offering classic Napa Valley wines from only estate grown grapes, special hospitality opportunities, and a one-of-a-kind destination.'
'We are excited to continue the legacy Jan has established as an iconic property for lovers of art and wine.’