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Wine Group

The company "The Wine Group" (TWG) with headquarters in San Francisco in California belongs to the largest wine companies in the world, The origin lies in the "Franzia Brothers Winery", which was taken over in 1981. This also earned the right to use the name "Franzia" (see in detail under Bronco Wine Company ). Since 2005, Art Ciocca, married to a Franzia descendant, has served as Chairman and David Kent as CEO. In September 2006, a strategic partnership was entered into with the GCF group (wine exporter in France). A big coup was completed in 2008 when by Constellation Brands the wineries Almaden Vineyards and Paul Masson, as well as the Inglenook brand name for $ 134 million. The latter was sold in April 2011 to the director Francis Ford Coppola, who restored his Rubicon Estate winery to its old name Inglenook Winery renamed. Finally, in August 2011, the Australian operation Loxton Winery acquired.

The Wine Group operates a number of other wineries in California and Australia, and produces a wide range of wines under the following labels: Big House, Concannon Vineyard, Corbett Canyon Vineyards, Cupcake, Dona Teresa, Fish Eye, Foxhorn (the No. 1 Australian branded wine in the US), Franzia Winery, G & D, Glen Ellen, Golden State Vintners, Lejon, Little Roo, MD 20/20, MG Vallejo, Mogen David (kosher wines) and Tribuno. There are also some foreign joint ventures with Altamonte (Argentina), Austin Vale (Australia), Casarsa and Morassutti (Italy), Costa Vera (Chile) and Mistrane (France), whose wines are imported. The branded wine "Franzia" is in Bag-in-Boxes filled with a volume of up to 5 liters. On the website, this is number 1 among US bulk wines as "The World's Most Popular Wine".

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