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Chalone Wine Group

The California wine company was founded in 1971 by Richard H. Graff (1937-1998) and his partner Phillip Woodward. It expanded rapidly and now includes eight wineries in California (Acacia, Chalone Vineyard, Carmenet, Canoe Ridge, Echelon, Edna Valley Vineyards, Hewitt Vineyard, Jade Mountain Winery), and one in the state Washington (Sageland's Vineyard). The total area of vines covers over 500 hectares. The two founders met Eric de Rothschild (born 1940) know the boss of the French company "Domaines Barons de Rothschild", which includes the Château Lafite-Rothschild heard. A close cooperation developed over the years and the "DBR" participated in the Chalone Wine Group. After all, it should be taken over completely and the deal was actually perfect. Surprisingly, however, the "CWG" was founded in January 2005 by the huge beverage company Diageo bought for $ 260 million. Compensation of $ 2.5 million was paid to the "DBR".

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