Vintage Wine Estates Acquires Tamarack Cellars

Vintage Wine Estates announced today the acquisition of Tamarack Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington.

Founded in 1998, Tamarack Cellars is known for its range of wines including Firehouse Red blend, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as a number of limited-production, single-vineyard reserve blends.

“Tamarack Cellars exemplifies what is so exciting about Washington winemaking, thanks to the vision of the founder, Ron Coleman, and the quality and diversity of the state’s microclimates and vineyards,” says Pat Roney, president and CEO of Vintage Wine Estates.

Long-time winemaker Danny Gordon will continue in his leadership role at Tamarack Cellars. All other personnel have also been retained.

The purchase of Tamarack Cellars comes on the heels of the recent acquisition of the California brands Layer Cake, Cherry Pie and If You See Kay, a deal which closed on January 2, 2018.

Metis, an Exvere Company, served as the exclusive financial and transactional advisor to Tamarack Cellars. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vintage Wine Estates is a privately held wine company owned by a group of vintner families who own a collection of winery estates and brands including Clos Pegase Winery, Cosentino Winery, Girard Winery, B.R. Cohn Winery, Swanson Vineyards, Viansa Sonoma, Windsor Vineyards, Cameron Hughes, Firesteed, Cartlidge & Browne, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Middle Sister, Tall Dark Stranger, Pro-mis-Q-ous, Monogamy, Girl & Dragon, Purple Cowboy and a number of exclusive wine brands. Vintage Wine Estates is a majority partner in Splinter Group Spirits, producing craft Kentucky Bourbon whiskey (Straight Edge), American whiskey (Slaughter House) and Partner Vermouth and markets Clayhouse and Buried Cane wines. 

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