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Posh French Winemakers Pounce on Big American Vineyard Selloff

April 27, 2021

Bloomberg’s Elin McCoy reported on the Bollinger family’s acquisition of Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards as more European vintners invest in established U.S. estates. In order to get a full perspective on the sale, McCoy spoke with Etienne Bizot, CEO and Chairman of the Bollinger family’s holding company, as well as Luisa and Maria Ponzi.

The piece offers candid anecdotes about the process and decision to partner, and also speaks to the Bollinger family’s intention to continue focusing on Ponzi’s Pinot Noir and Chardonnay production. It is worth reading the full article HERE


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