Healdsburg, California – September 9, 2015 – International Wine Associates (IWA), the leader in wine industry mergers and acquisitions, announced that IWA served as exclusive advisors and represented Talbott Vineyards in the sale of the Talbott wine business and related assets to E. & J. Gallo Winery.
In 1982 Robb Talbott established Talbott Vineyards that developed into one of California’s most highly regarded estate-grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers. Talbott wines featured grapes from two grand cru Monterey County vineyard sites: The Diamond T Vineyard in Carmel Valley and the legendary 525 acres of vineyard at Sleepy Hollow, in the Santa Lucia Highlands.
“We are delighted to have represented Talbott Vineyards in the sale to Gallo” said Robert Nicholson, partner at IWA. “With the sale of Talbott, in the last 18 months IWA has now completed over $250 million of wine industry transactions in California, Oregon and Washington”.