Boisset Family Estates acquires Buena Vista Carneros
Boisset Family Estates announced recently that it has acquired Buena Vista Carneros to its collection of wineries. Boisset purchased Buena Vista from Ascentia Wine Estates, which had acquired it from Constellation Wines U.S. in 2008.
“Buena Vista has been a long-held dream, as I have always been charmed by the oldest stones of the California wine world,” stated Jean-Charles Boisset, who heads the family-owned wine business.
“I’ve admired its amazing sense of place and revered its history as California’s oldest premium winery. The addition of Buena Vista to our portfolio adds further legitimacy to our foundation in terroir-driven wines in California. With its stunning emphasis on quality from Carneros, Buena Vista Winery resonates beautifully within our collection of prominent California wineries, adding a cornerstone to the history that each of our wineries represents: DeLoach Vineyards played a pioneering role in establishing Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley; Raymond Vineyards was among the first to lay roots in the historical Rutherford appellation in the Napa Valley; and Lyeth Estate was a founding member of the Meritage tradition of Bordeaux varietals from the Alexander Valley. Collecting these deep roots in California emphasizes our belief in being a guardian of the history of the California wine world.
"Count Agoston Haraszthy, founder of Buena Vista, catapulted California into modern wine history by bringing vitis vinifera to California and establishing the foundation upon which modern California viticulture is based, not unlike Thomas Jefferson’s pioneering role in bringing wine to Virginia. We are honored to assume the responsibility of bringing Buena Vista Winery ‘back to the future’, embracing its deep history while simultaneously ensuring it remains one of the most relevant wineries in the modern wine world,” Boisset added.
Boisset Family Estates is a family-owned producer and importer of fine wines founded in Burgundy, France in 1961. Boisset’s collection of more than twenty historical and unique wineries boast leading positions in the world’s pre-eminent terroirs, including Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhône Valley, the South of France, Canada, and California’s Russian River Valley and Napa Valley. One of the world’s foremost producers of Pinot Noir and principal proponents of organic and Biodynamic® viticulture, Boisset crafts fine wines with a strict terroir approach: each house in its family of wineries has a unique history, identity, and style, yet all are united in the pursuit of superior quality.
For more information, visit www.boissetfamilyestates.com.