US: Vintage Wine Estates snaps up Sonoma's Viansa Winery
California-based Vintage Wine Estates has made its second acquisition in six weeks, buying Sonoma winery Viansa.
The deal, announced late last week, includes the Viansa winery and brand, its 168-acre property, which has 15 acres of vineyards, and the firm's equipment, inventory and customer list, Pat Roney, Vintage Wines Estates president, told the Press Democrat. Roney did not disclose financial details.
However, the property had been listed by Sotheby's International Realty for US$15m, while other aspects of the business were listed for a total of US$25m, it was reported.
Viansa, which confirmed the transaction via its Twitter feed on Friday (4 October), employs around 60 full-time and part-time workers.
The deal comes after Vintage Wine Estates acquired Clos Pegase Winery and Vineyards in California's Napa Valley in August for an undisclosed sum.
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