Boisset Family Estates Buys Lockwood Vineyard

The international and expanding wine company purchases the California Central Coast vineyard.



Boisset Family Estates has expanded their properties by acquiring Lockwood Vineyard in California’s Monterey County, they announced earlier this week.

The company’s foray into Monterey County represents Boisset’s continuing focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. “I always wanted a brand out to the Central Coast, but couldn’t find anything,” says Jean-Charles Boisset, chairman of the company. The purchase of the 1,850-acre property includes access to Lockwood’s extensive vineyard holdings in the area below the Santa Lucia Highlands. Boisset compares the terroir there to “Pouilly-Fuissé and Macon-Villages”—two prime areas for white Burgundy in France.

Lockwood’s case production, which is currently 75,000, will continue to “grow over time,” Boisset claims. He plans to market the wines in Europe, trading on the European perception of Monterey County as “Pebble Beach and Carmel.” Lockwood will also produce a Cabernet Sauvignon grown in a warmer section of the estate.

Boisset growing U.S. portfolio also includes Raymond, DeLoach, Buena Vista, Fog Mountain and JCB. Boisset says plans to acquire additional properties in the future.

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