Boisset Family Estates has expanded their properties by acquiring Lockwood Vineyard in California\u2019s Monterey County, they announced earlier this week.\r\n\r\nThe company\u2019s foray into Monterey County represents Boisset\u2019s continuing focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. \u201cI always wanted a brand out to the Central Coast, but couldn\u2019t find anything,\u201d says Jean-Charles Boisset, chairman of the company. The purchase of the 1,850-acre property includes access to Lockwood\u2019s extensive vineyard holdings in the area below the Santa Lucia Highlands. Boisset compares the terroir there to \u201cPouilly-Fuiss\u00e9 and Macon-Villages\u201d\u2014two prime areas for white Burgundy in France.\r\n\r\nLockwood\u2019s case production, which is currently 75,000, will continue to \u201cgrow over time,\u201d Boisset claims. He plans to market the wines in Europe, trading on the European perception of Monterey County as \u201cPebble Beach and Carmel.\u201d Lockwood will also produce a Cabernet Sauvignon grown in a warmer section of the estate.\r\n\r\nBoisset growing U.S. portfolio also includes Raymond, DeLoach, Buena Vista, Fog Mountain and JCB. Boisset says plans to acquire additional properties in the future.