Screaming Eagle Founder Buys Pillar Rock Vineyard

August 11, 2011

Arlie Jean Phillips — who founded über-cult winery Screaming Eagle  in 1986 — has purchased the 114-acre Pillar Rock Vineyard for an officially undisclosed amount. The Stags Leap Appellation property includes an estate home, 22 acres of prize-winning vineyards, a vested winery permit and approval for caves. Specifics on price and other details about the […]

Bankrupt Addamo Winery Gets Buyout Offer From Far-Eastern Oilman

August 10, 2011

Bankrupt Addamo Estate Vineyards of Santa Maria has filed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan that relies on a purchase offer from controversial oilman Randeep Grewal whose various petroleum companies have chronically run afoul of environmental regulations along the California Coast, most frequently in Santa Barbara County. The company is facing charges  filed in U.S. District […]