Healdsburg, Calif.-based Flanagan Wines announced the purchase of the former Everett Ridge Winery in Dry Creek Valley. Last year, the company purchased two Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir vineyards, it says. The most recent investment in a new winery solidifies the company’s ability to meet the growing demand for its wines, it says.
"We couldn’t be more thrilled to find this special winery site and estate vineyards,” Owner Eric Flanagan said in a statement. “We realized two years ago that the winery I built in Bennett Valley wouldn’t meet our future needs. Acquiring an operating winery with a 25,000 case permit, 10 acres of vineyard and a public tasting room feels like a miracle. The location on West Dry Creek Road, just off of Westside Road, is two minutes from downtown Healdsburg and will allow us to connect with our customers in way we never could before.”
The winery sits on 20 acres with 10 acres of planted vineyards. Flanagan will replant the vineyard to Cabernet Sauvignon with modern spacing to make the most of the hillside site, it says. The winery also plans to make a significant capital investment in the facility, grounds and public tasting room, it adds. Flanagan will focus on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley AVA’s, and will continue to produce its Bennett Valley Syrah and ultra-premium Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.
Winemaker Cabell Coursey adds: “I’m excited to replant the winery’s estate vineyards, and look forward to redesigning the winery and creating a world-class facility. The new winery will enhance our ability to craft wines with integrity from some of the most exceptional vineyard sites in Sonoma County.”