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Constellation Buys an Iconic Pinot Noir Name

Sea Smoke pinot noir is so good!


Wine Spectator


Constellation Brands—the drinks giant whose portfolio includes Corona and Modelo beers as well as Meiomi, Kim Crawford and Robert Mondavi wineries—has signed a deal to purchase Sea Smoke, an iconic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay estate vineyard in Santa Barbara County’s Sta. Rita Hills, from founder Bob Davids. The sale includes 1,100 acres of land, 256 of them planted with vines, plus a winery in nearby Lompoc, the inventory and brand. The purchase price was not disclosed.

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