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Gallo buys Rombauer Vineyards

E. & J. Gallo has announced the purchase of Rombauer Vineyards, producer of wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the Sierra Foothills, and the Santa Lucia Highlands, for an undisclosed sum.

Founded in 1980 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer, the Rombauer Vineyards acquisition includes the Rombauer Vineyards brand, three winery and production facilities, two tasting rooms,, along with more than 700 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards in Carneros, Atlas Peak, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma Valley, and the Sierra Foothills.

The Rombauer Vineyards portfolio includes its iconic Carneros Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and fast-growing Sauvignon Blanc.

Speaking about the deal, K.R. Rombauer, owner, and son of Rombauer founders, Koerner and Joan Rombauer, said: “On behalf of the Rombauer family, we are thrilled that we were able to find a dedicated, multi-generational family who share in our vision and passion of providing exceptional wines with a long-term focus on quality and reinforcing community. Gallo places great importance in stewardship of the land, the Rombauer brand, and their employees.”

Joseph C. Gallo, Vice President and General Manager of Gallo’s Luxury Wine Group, said: “The Rombauer brand and family have built a reputation around quality and integrity. It’s an iconic brand rooted in distinctive and respected wines.

“We are excited to work on this next chapter alongside the very talented Rombauer Leadership and Winemaking team. Their values, along with their long-term focus, align seamlessly with our culture. Our shared goal is to honor and build on this legacy.”

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