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Californian family-owned wine producer Esterlina Vineyards and Winery has acquired the Healdsburg-based Everett Ridge Winery.

Esterlina said the deal would enable it to consolidate its wine production, and also give it a second tasting-room.

Eric Sterling, president and winemaker at Esterlina, said the company was excited about its acquisition. "The winery is conveniently located just five minutes from downtown Healdsburg, which has seen tremendous growth recently," Sterling said. "Also, the newly upgraded production facilities will help Esterlina streamline our winemaking from four sites to one."

Sterling also paid tribute to Everett Ridge winemaker Dick Schultz, who he said had made "some great wines" that Esterlina was looking forward to showcasing.

Esterlina said it would continue to market wines, notably Zinfandel, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, under the Everett Ridge Winery brand. The company also said that the two labels would retain their own winemakers, with Sterling responsible for Esterlina and Schultz continuing as winemaker for the Everett Ridge wines.

Sectors: Wine

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