Bill Leigon, president of Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, announced his purchase of the Napa, Calif., winery. The purchase was finalized Sept. 18. Purchase price was not disclosed. Bill Spear will continue to manage all sales and marketing and is taking the title of the winery's general manager and co-partner.
"I am pleased that I can now complete my vision for Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. A vision that is nothing less than to make wines that compete in quality with any wines from the Napa Valley," Leigon said in a statement. "A vision to make wines that compete in quality with any wines in the world."
Leigon's purchase includes all existing brands and inventory, while Ken Laird bought all the real estate and property, including the winery buildings and vineyards, according to Jamieson Ranch. Leigon will lease the winery facility back from Laird, it adds.
The purchase price includes the winery property and the case inventory of Jamieson's Napa Valley wines including Light Horse, JRV Double Lariat, JRV Stagecoach, JRV Silver Spur, Whiplash and Reata Pinot Noir. The winery sits on approximately 300 acres with 75 of those acres in grapes, which was not included in the sale, the winery notes.
"I truly believe my professional life of perseverance is paying off," Spear said in a statement. "I work with a passionate affinity for the wines I sell and proud to be a partner of Jamieson Ranch."