Spring Mountain Vineyard named Peter Ekman CEO as it emerges from Bankruptcy Act proceedings following its purchase by MGG Investment Group and injection of new capital. Ekman has more than 25 years experience in revitalizing businesses.
Numerous renovations are planned to the 845-acre property which was the setting for the TV drama "Falcon Crest," including replanting all 200+ acres of current vineyards, planting an additional 70 acres of new vines pending Napa County approval, a complete renovation of its 20,000 square feet of wine caves, including a hospitality center, and developing a new water reservoir on the La Perla ranch.
Atelier Melka, one of Napa's most accomplished winemaking consultants, has been retained to work closely with Ekman and his team. Atelier Melka will assist with Spring Mountain's future vineyard replanting, winery renovation, and efforts to harvest the finest grapes and craft world class wines showcasing the unique terroir of Spring Mountain.
Ekman has served in executive and senior leadership roles at companies including Procter & Gamble, Wine.com, Moët Hennessy, Vivino, Cosentino Wineries, Bulgheroni Estate, and Bounty Hunter Wine & Spirits, where he collaborated with Atelier Melka, among others.