Jackson Family Wines launches new Burgundy wine division

Jackson Family Wines has launched a new wine division that will focus on Burgundy varieties.

The West Burgundy Wine Group is comprised of estate-grown, site-specific wines in the North Coast and Oregon. Fred Reno, vice president of strategic products, will serve as its director.

The Santa Rosa company said in a statement that the new division will “honor the Jackson family’s commitment to producing world class chardonnay and pinot noir.”

The division features the following brands:

• Champ de Rêves, meaning Field of Dreams in French, from a high-elevation pinot noir vineyard in the Anderson Valley.

• Wild Ridge, a pinot noir grown in the far western edge of California’s Sonoma Coast.

• Chardenet, from a single vineyard chardonnay from the coolest regions of the Sonoma Coast.

• Gran Moraine, an artisan pinot noir from a hillside vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton district of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

The wine group will also be the exclusive importer for Molliard-Grivot, a family-owned wine broker that represents vineyards within Burgundy. The division will be based at Carneros Hills Winery, which was previously owned by Buena Vista and is now part of the Jackson Family Wines.

Bill Swindell

Business, Beer and Wine, The Press Democrat  

In the North Coast, we are surrounded by hundreds of wineries along with some of the best breweries, cidermakers and distillers. These industries produce an abundance of drinks as well as good stories – and those are what I’m interested in writing. I also keep my eye on our growing cannabis industry and other agricultural crops, which have provided the backbone for our food-and-wine culture for generations.

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