International Wine Associates (IWA) completes third Napa Valley winery transaction in 2020

Following the Diamond Creek and Flora Springs Komes Ranch Transactions that IWA completed earlier this year IWA represents Burgess Cellars in the Sale to the Lawrence Family from Heitz Cellar

Healdsburg, California – September 14, 2020 – Robert Nicholson announced that International Wine Associates (IWA) represented Burgess Cellars in the sale to the Lawrence Family of Heitz Cellar.

“We are pleased to have worked with Steve and Jim Burgess on the sale of their classic Napa Valley winery and hillside vineyard to Gaylon Lawrence.” said Robert Nicholson. “Following on from IWA’s representation of Louis Roederer in their acquisition of Diamond Creek in March and our sale of Flora Springs Komes Ranch to Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte in January we are gratified to have now completed three important Napa Valley winery transactions in 2020. We continue to seek out buyers throughout the world to sell prominent wine estates that IWA represents in California, Oregon and Washington.”

About International Wine Associates

Incorporated in 1990 and now celebrating 30 years of M&A service to the U.S. and international wine business this year, IWA is the leading mergers and acquisitions firm specializing in the wine industry and has initiated and closed numerous prominent transactions for a combined value of over $2 billion. Total IWA 2020 transactions year-to-date are now valued at over $175 million.

In addition to representing Burgess Cellars, IWA has completed other prominent winery and vineyard transactions including Diamond Creek, Merry Edwards, Stony Hill, Beaux Freres, Mayacamas, Flora Springs Komes Ranch, Calera, Sierra Madre, Wildwood, Washington’s Wallula Gap and Klipsum Vineyards, Oregon’s Resonance Vineyard, Ladera, Talbott, Chalone, Laurel Glen and Edna Valley.

Over the years IWA has represented major multinational companies in the business including Treasury, Constellation, DIAGEO, Jim Beam, Brown-Forman, Southcorp, Moet-Hennessy, a number of well-known wine estates including those noted above and Lancaster Estate, Sonoma-Cutrer, Hop Kiln, Geyser Peak, Buena Vista, The Four Graces, Sausal, Wild Horse, Hogue Cellars, Fieldstone, Stryker Sonoma, among others, various important vineyards including Washington’s Sagemoor Vineyards, Olsen Agriculture, Komes / Garvey Napa Valley vineyards, Pinnacle Vineyard, Sleepy Hollow Vineyard, and others, craft liquor businesses including Hangar One vodka and Germain Romain brandy and various banks including Wells Fargo, EBRD and Banco Banesto.

For more information please visit or call Robert Nicholson at +1 707 / 974-6032.