Boisset Family Estates, the Burgundy-based wine and spirits maker, has purchased Raymond Vineyard & Cellar from Kirin Holdings.

The buy is the group's first winery acquisition in the Napa Valley, the company said today (13 August), and includes the estate vineyards, the winery, hospitality and production facilities.

Financial details were not disclosed.

"We are thrilled to build upon the rich legacy and deep family roots of the Raymond family in Napa Valley, and we look forward to continuing their tradition of family values," said Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates. "They have been pioneers in Napa with a great history and fabulous commitment to the region."

Boisset added that the purchase of Raymond will complement the existing DeLoach Vineyards in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley, and Lyeth Estates, also in Sonoma County.

Raymond currently owns and operates over 200 acres of estate vineyards in the Napa Valley.

In June, Boisset Family Estates began distributing its Californian Fog Mountain Merlot wine in a one-litre PET bottle in the US.