Gallo buys J Vineyards
E&J Gallo has acquired Sonoma-based sparkling wine producer J Vineyards & Winery for an undisclosed sum.
The deal will bolster Gallo’s premium wine division, whose general manager, Roger Nabedian, said: “We are very excited to add the J Vineyards & Winery brands to our premium portfolio of wines. The brand’s contemporary elegance has a unique position in the marketplace.
“J Vineyards & Winery is well known for their award-winning sparkling wines and we look forward to carrying on the winery’s reputation of making elegant, luxurious wines.”
J Vineyards founder, Judy Jordan, added: “Over the last 30 years, I have created and built J Vineyards & Winery from a small sparkling wine house to an iconic luxury brand producing not only sparkling wines but also award-winning Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.
“I am proud to announce today that I have found the perfect fit to take this beautiful company to even greater heights. E&J Gallo is also privately owned and shares similar core values as both companies are dedicated to a balance of quality, community, and financial sustainability. I look forward to my new chapter of building a mentorship platform as I honour and salute the outstanding new stewards of J Vineyards & Winery.”
The sale is expected to close on Friday 27 March.