E. & J. Gallo’s Luxury Wine Group said it agreed to purchase Rombauer Vineyards, producer of critically acclaimed wines from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the Sierra Foothills, and the Santa Lucia Highlands. Terms weren't disclosed.
Founded in 1980 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards is known for its high-quality wines, exceptional vineyard sites, and commitment to sustainability, as well as family-style hospitality. Four decades later, the winery has become widely acclaimed for its well-balanced, fruit-driven varietal expressions.
Similar to Gallo’s philosophy on cultivating the land with care, Rombauer Vineyards recognizes that winemaking is a holistic endeavor, and sees the interaction of land and community as a vital part of the winemaking process.
The acquisition includes the Rombauer Vineyards brand, three winery and production facilities, two tasting rooms with breathtaking vineyard views, along with over 700 acres of sustainably farmed vineyards in Carneros, Atlas Peak, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma Valley, and the Sierra Foothills.
“On behalf of the Rombauer family, we are thrilled that we were able to find a dedicated, multi-generational family who share in our vision and passion of providing exceptional wines with a long-term focus on quality and reinforcing community. Gallo places great importance in stewardship of the land, the Rombauer brand, and their employees,” stated K.R. Rombauer, owner, and son of Rombauer founders, Koerner and Joan Rombauer.
“The Rombauer brand and family have built a reputation around quality and integrity. It’s an iconic brand rooted in distinctive and respected wines,” said Joseph C. Gallo, VP-General Manager of Gallo’s Luxury Wine Group.
Gallo continued: “We are excited to work on this next chapter alongside the very talented Rombauer Leadership and Winemaking team. Their values, along with their long-term focus, align seamlessly with our culture. Our shared goal is to honor and build on this legacy.”
The Rombauer Vineyards portfolio is world-renowned for quality and distinctive fruit-driven style, including its iconic Carneros Chardonnay, beloved Zinfandel, and fast-growing Sauvignon Blanc. Rombauer wines are consistently awarded top accolades and have been featured numerous times on Wine Spectator's Top 100 list.