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

News and notes from the world of wine and spirits.



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.

Edit Module
Edit Module

Related Articles

7 Questions for Documentary Producer Wil Fernandez

The producer and director of "Vintage 2014: The Stories Behind The Vines" talks about Santa Barbara wines and filming with drones.

5 Perfect Bottles for Spring

Toast spring eternal with these delicious pours.

Wine Awesomeness’ Logan Lee Reveals the Secrets to Wine Discovery

The CEO behind the popular online wine club shares three simple tips for better drinking.

Italian Wines with Altitude

Thanks to recent climate change, some of Europe’s most elegant vintages are being produced from the mountainous terrain of northern Italy.
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit Module

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Edit Module
Edit Module

Shop

Edit Module
>
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module

Related Web Articles