JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery adds Lewis Cellars to its luxury wine portfolio
Created in 1992 by Randy and Debbie Lewis as a small family winery, Lewis Cellars produces luxury cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013 was # 1 on Wine Spectator’s 2016 wine list of the year, rated by publisher Jacques Laube as “typical of modern winemaking” with an expressive and elegant wine.
“Lewis Cellars has a rich history, superior quality and pedigree which has made it the ideal cellar to help us grow in the Napa Valley region ”, said Clarence chia, s Senior Vice President of Marketing, E-Commerce and Direct-to-Consumer Selling for JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery. “We look forward to championing the Lewis brand, and the essence and philosophy established by Randy and Debbie, while helping a new audience to discover and appreciate Lewis’ exquisite work. Napa Valley wine.”
Lewis Cellars’ passion and process aligns with the winemaking philosophy and artisanal approach of the JUSTIN portfolio, which offers award-winning Bordeaux-style luxury wines from Paso Robles, California The portfolio also includes Sonoma ValleyLandmark Vineyards, with its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, and JNSQ, a California-born Ros vintage with a French accent.
International Wine Associates (IWA) acted as the exclusive advisor and represented Lewis Cellars in this transaction.
About JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery
Situated in Paso robles, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 and is known for making world-class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties, including the emblematic ISOSCELES blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The winery, located at 11680 Chimney Rock Road, has a tasting room, luxury five-star accommodation at the JUST Inn and a restaurant, making it one of the only wineries on the coast power plant to offer all three options. In September 2018, a new second location, the JUSTIN Downtown Tasting Room, has opened, introducing an expansive wine tasting bar, lounge, and full dining room that is prominently located in the plaza along Downtown City Park at heart of Paso robles. In addition to its stellar hospitality, JUSTIN regularly receives top honors around the world, asserting itself as a leader in New World Bordeaux wine making. JUSTIN wines are available from fine wine retailers and discerning restaurants across United States, or directly from the estate via the JUSTIN Tasting Rooms, the online store, or to members of the exclusive JUSTIN Wine Society wine club. To learn more about JUSTIN, visit www.justinwine.com.
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