Royal Wine Acquires Sonoma-Loeb Winery

Royal Wine Corp. acquired Northern California’s legacy winery Sonoma-Loeb, founded in 1981 by Ambassador to Denmark and American business magnate John L. Loeb, Jr. Terms weren't disclosed.

Under the guidance of Chappellet Winery owners Don and Molly Chappellet and winemaker Philip Corralo-Titus, Sonoma-Loeb has risen to become one of the most respected and consistent performers in California wine country. The acquisition positions Royal Wine to expand into new markets while adding an established label to their already extensive lineup of wines.

Sonoma-Loeb is currently overseen by John L. Loeb, Jr.’s son Nick, a respected businessman and film producer. Loeb sees the acquisition as an opportunity to take the brand to the next level of exposure and success.

Currently, Sonoma-Loeb is sold through Total Wine and consists of five wines made from grapes grown in some of Sonoma’s most prestigious locales, from the windswept Pacific coastline to the Russian River Valley.

In addition to the core offerings, Royal is producing a Kosher version of Sonoma-Loeb—called Dignitary, in honor of John Loeb, Jr. and his storied legacy. Dignitary will launch with three offerings—the original three varietals that built Sonoma-Loeb into the esteemed label that it is—Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The first wines under Royal’s management will land in the marketplace this fall.