The acquisition includes the Rombauer Vineyards brand, three winery and production facilities, two tasting rooms with breathtaking vineyard views, along with over 700 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards in Carneros, Atlas Peak, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma Valley, and the Sierra Foothills.
“Founded in 1980 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards is known for its high-quality wines, exceptional vineyard sites, and commitment to sustainability, as well as family-style hospitality,” noted E. & J. Gallo as it announced the acquisition. “Four decades later, the winery has become widely acclaimed for its well-balanced, fruit-driven varietal expressions.
“Similar to Gallo’s philosophy on cultivating the land with care, Rombauer Vineyards recognizes that winemaking is a holistic endeavor, and sees the interaction of land and community as a vital part of the winemaking process.
“The Rombauer Vineyards portfolio is world-renowned for quality and distinctive fruit-driven style, including its iconic Carneros Chardonnay, beloved Zinfandel, and fast-growing Sauvignon Blanc. Rombauer wines are consistently awarded top accolades and have been featured numerous times on Wine Spectator's Top 100 list.”
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The purchase of Rombauer Vineyards follows the acquisition of Hahn Family Wines and canned wine and spritzer brand Bev in June; as well as craft cocktail Fishers Island Lemonade in May.