Breaking News: My inaugural story in Wine Business Monthly:
The Family Coppola Acquires Vista Hills Vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hills
by L.M. Archer
The Family Coppola has closed on the purchase of Vista Hills Vineyard in Dundee Hills, Oregon, a landmark acquisition that allies two respected wine families, expands borders, and underscores the company’s commitment to crafting world-class Burgundy-style wines.
“Quite honestly, we’ve been looking in Oregon for many years,” Corey Beck, The Family Coppola CEO and Chief Winemaker said. “We didn’t just want to get into it just to get into it,” Beck said. “It had to be the right fit. The McDaniel and McClintock families truly care about the land, and the people – and that’s exactly who we are as a company as well. You could not have drawn this one up any better.”
Established in 1997, Vista Hills Vineyard straddles the Jory-rich hills of Dundee, featuring a Treehouse Tasting Room that offers expansive views of the Willamette Valley, and a pristine, 42-acre LIVE Certified and Salmon Safe vineyard planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. “The first time we saw the property, I fell in love with it,” Beck said. “In terms of the soil, the way that the vineyards have been cared for, you can tell there was a lot of thought [behind it.] They worked with the best in Oregon to plant, in my opinion, one of the premier properties in the region.” Read more here.