Terlato Wine Group Adds Iconic Klipsun Vineyards in Washington State to Global Portfolio of Vineyard Holdings

April 17 2017

Lake Bluff, Ill. April 17, 2017 – Terlato Wine Group announced today the acquisition of its newest vineyard property, the renowned 120-acre Klipsun Vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA of Washington State.  The vineyard is widely known as one of the preeminent in the world and was named one of the “25 Great Vineyards of the World” by a top wine publication. 

Planted in 1984, Klipsun Vineyards is known for its powerful and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Since its inception, grapes from Klipsun have been purchased by an elite group of Washington wineries including Quilceda Creek, Seven Hills, Col Solare, Betz Family and others. Since 1990, more than 45 wines made in part from Klipsun grapes have achieved scores of 90+ or higher from the most influential reviewers, and four wines made from Klipsun grapes have earned perfect 100-point reviews from Robert Parker. Terlato Wine Group plans to continue to heritage of selling grapes to high-quality winemakers.

“This is an important acquisition for us,” said Bill Terlato, CEO and president of Terlato Wine Group. “Klipsun Vineyards is the source of some of the most coveted fruit in the state and Red Mountain is an area of Washington we’ve always admired.  We intend on being a steward of this property for many generations.”

Klipsun Vineyard joins a prestigious group of vineyard holdings in the Terlato Wine Group, including: Chimney Rock, Mee Lane, Pope Valley, and the Estate Vineyard at Rutherford Hill in Napa; Sanford & Benedict and La Rinconada in the Sta Rita Hills; Malakoff Vineyard in Victoria, Australia and holdings in Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy.  The word “Klipsun” means “sunset,” in the language of the Chinook Wawa, an American Indian tribe of the area.

International Wine Associates served as the exclusive advisors to and represented Klipsun Vineyards in this transaction. www.intlwine.com.

Terlato Wines has a portfolio of more than 85 wine brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County and Sta. Rita Hills in California; Red Mountain in Washington; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy and; Montalcino, Italy. For, more information, visit www.terlatowines.com.

The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Maxville, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; Santa Cruz: David Bruce; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Jack’s House; Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Aurelien Verdet, Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Château de La Tour, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Domaine Bruno Clavier, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, Domaine Jean-Louis Chavy, Domaine Lecheneaut, Domaine Georges Roumier; Domaine Michel Niellon, Domaine Pierre Damoy, Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Ramonet, Domaine Vocaret, Mathilde Chapoutier, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK; Schieferkopf, Trenel; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca’Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Cusumano, Feudi di San Gregorio, Fizz 56, GAJA, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Pieve Santa Restituta, Riondo, Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Durbanville Hills, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Nederburg, Plaisir de Merle, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Two Oceans; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella.  Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Amarula Cream Liqueur, Angostura Rum, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, Bisquit Cognac, Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Whisky, Deanston Highland Single Malt Whisky, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Greenhook Gin, Heartland Gin, Langley’s No. 8 Gin; Ledaig Single Malt Scotch, Riazul Tequila, Spring Mill Bourbon, Scottish Leader Blended Scotch Whisky, Tigre Blanc Vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur, Tobermory Single Malt Scotch.

Photo credit: Washington Tasting Room Magazine