Vine Cliff Winery Sold to Canadian Firm

Nell and Charles “Chuck” Sweeney, who acquired the land in the mid-1980s, agreed to sell their winery to SCW Fund Corp. as part of their divorce agreement, according to court filings. Terms weren't disclosed.

The sale includes nearly 100 acres on a hillside east of the Silverado Trail in the Oakville AVA for $42.1 million, the winery itself with a capacity of 48,000 gallons a year, two caves and a residence on top of the hill.

SCW Fund is controlled  by Stephan Cretier, founder, president and CEO of  GardaWorld Security Corp. headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and wife Stephany Maillery also own Roy Estate, a Napa Valley winery