E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) has purchased the Hahn Family Wines portfolio, augmenting Gallo’s existing Central Coast offerings.
This acquisition includes the Smith & Hook, Hahn and Hahn SLH brands.
“For over forty years, the Hahn family and their incredible team have produced expressive terroir-driven, quality wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands, Arroyo Seco, Paso Robles and throughout the Central Coast,” says Steve Carlotti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Brands at Gallo. “We are honored to welcome their brands into our portfolio.”
“This acquisition reinforces Gallo’s strategy for continued growth while supporting our goal of delivering superior quality at great value to our consumers across all usage occasions,” Carlotti adds.
The Hahn Family Wines portfolio includes Smith & Hook, known for its cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux red blends from Paso Robles and the Central Coast. The portfolio also includes Hahn wines, which are from the terroir of Monterey County and offer a style in an array of varietals, as well as the Hahn SLH wines, which showcase the Santa Lucia Highlands.
“I am pleased to transition our Hahn Family Wines portfolio to the E. & J. Gallo Winery,” says Thomas Duhameau, President of Hahn Family Wines. “Not only do we share similar family values, but both organizations are deeply committed to creating a sustainable future.”
“I am confident the Hahn family’s Central Coast wine legacy is in the best hands with the Gallo family,” Duhameau adds.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The transaction excludes the Hahn family’s vineyard assets. Zepponi & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to Hahn Family Wines.