Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Marchesi Antinori to Buy Stag's Leap
Winemaker Warren Winiarski to stay on as advisor.
Woodinville, Washington-based Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and Florence, Italy-based Marchesi Piero Antinori announced yesterday that they are acquiring Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in
The $185 million sale includes the estate brand, the winery, and its signature vineyards S.L.V. and Fay.
"There are few opportunities in one's lifetime when such a rare site is available," said Piero Antinori, referring to the legacy of Stag's Leap, a producer of top-quality wines from historic
Warren Winiarski was among the first visionaries to champion the Cabernet Sauvignon grape as perfectly suited to the
"Ted and Piero appreciate the unique, terroir-based characteristics of this estate . . ." said Winiarski. "and they understand its pivotal importance to
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