Ram’s Gate Sues Former Broker/Attorney Over Roche Winery Acquisition

October 24, 2012

Ram’s Gate Winery and its former real estate agent/attorney Lester F. Hardy of St. Helena are slated to square off this Friday over allegations that Hardy failed to disclose previously documented earthquake issues at the former Roche Winery which Ram’s Gate acquired in December 2006. According to the Ram’s Gate Winery (RGW) court filings, Hardy […]

Barrel Stop/Dominari Winery Sold At Foreclosure Auction

October 18, 2012

Barrel Stop/Dominari Winery was sold to the Small Business Administration for $4,175,000 at a foreclosure auction on the steps of the Napa Court House yesterday afternoon. The auction had been postponed twice, once last year after the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of the winery and again in late-September when the owners — Marie and Jurgen […]

Distributors Sue The Wine Group Over Whether Glen Ellen Is Still A Brand

October 11, 2012

RELATED ARTICLE READ THE FOLLOWING FIRST FOR RELEVANT BACKGROUND: Requiem For a Legendary Brand: RIP Glen Ellen Three Michigan distributors have sued The Wine Group (TWG) over a dispute that hinges on whether or not Glen Ellen is still a wine brand. According to court documents filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District […]

Barrel Stop Owners File Bankruptcy To Delay Winery Real Estate Auction

October 9, 2012

A last-minute bankruptcy filing by the majority owners of Barrel Stop/Dominari Winery has delayed the winery’s Chapter 7 liquidation and tossed a monkey wrench into Mechanics Bank’s efforts to auction off the debtor’s real estate. An auction sale of the property at the intersection of Trancas Street and Big Ranch Road in north Napa had […]

WineDirect & Amazon Team Up For Wine Marketplace Compliance

October 1, 2012

An enhanced compliance and shipping system through WineDirect is in the works for vintners participating in Amazon’s Wine Marketplace program revealed last week. WineDirect was formed in September of 2011 when Inertia Beverage Group purchased the WTN Services division of 1-800-flowers.com, which provides marketing and fulfillment services to wineries. “We believe Amazon’s re-entry into the […]