Napa Valley Wine Company Duckhorn Buys Paso Robles Vineyard

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The Duckhorn Portfolio, which operates Duckhorn Vineyards in Napa Valley, Calif., has acquired Bottom Line Ranch in Paso Robles, Calif., adding 265 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes to its portfolio.

duck horn walleta leading wine company based in Napa Valley, has expanded its presence in central California with its latest acquisition.

Duckhorn, headquartered in St. Helena, operates 10 wineries and seven tasting rooms.

The company recently purchased Bottom Line Rancha 289-acre property in the San Miguel District of America’s Paso Robles Wine Country, according to a company press release.

The deal includes 265 acres of drought-tolerant Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown by Bottom Line Ranch, according to the release.

“This acquisition follows our long-term strategy of supporting our wineries with strong properties,” Duckhorn Portfolio CEO and President Alex Ryan said in the release. “Adding Bottom Line Ranch’s 265 acres of cabernet sauvignon to our estate program will provide us with exceptional grapes for both Lure and Postmarkwhile delivering on our commitment to the Central Coast.

PJ Alviso, vice president of Duckhorn Central Coast viticulture, noted the size, location, age and quality of the Cabernet Sauvignon-focused vineyard.

“Bottom Line Ranch is a rare find,” Alviso said in the release. “In terms of row orientation, rootstocks and clonal selection, it has excellent fundamentals.”

Duckhorn Portfolio already has interests in central California through Calera Cellarwhich manages 82 acres of vineyards on Mount Harlan in San Benito County, according to the release.

Duckhorn’s viticulture team and Calera Winery‘s vineyard manager will take over the farming of Bottom Line Ranch, the company said.

The company plans to rename the vineyard in the coming months, according to the statement.

Financial information about the deal has not been made public, according to the statement.

This story was originally published May 6, 2022 8:31 a.m.

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