Uncorkings: Foley Family Wines Buys Ramal East Vineyard in Sonoma County

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Healdsburg, California-based Foley Family Wines has purchased the Ramal East Vineyard in the Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA) of Sonoma County, which consists of roughly 206 acres planted mostly to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The grapes will be used mainly for the production of Foley’s Chalk Hill Estate’s new Sonoma Coast line of wines. The purchase price was not disclosed.

François Hériard Dubreuil has been appointed chairman of Rémy Cointreau, replacing his sister Dominique Hériard Dubreuil, who will step down at the end of the year. François previously served as chairman of the Rémy Martin Group from 1984–1990, CEO of Rémy Cointreau from 1990–2000 and chairman of the supervisory board of Rémy Cointreau from 2000–2004.

Aymeric de Gironde, the international commercial director of AXA Millésimes, has been appointed general manager of the St.-Estèphe second-growth Château Cos d’Estournel. Beginning in February 2013, Gironde will succeed Jean-Guillaume Prats, who announced he would be leaving last month.

Yealands Estate winery, which has holdings in New Zealand’s Awatere Valley, was named the Most Sustainable Medium Business at the International Green Awards in London. No other wine company made the short list of contenders.

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