Published On: Sat, Sep 8th, 2018

Great Oregon Wine acquires Willamette Valley winery Duck Pond Cellars

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The Great Oregon Wine Company (GOWC), an Oregon-based winery owned by Integrated Beverage Group, has acquired Duck Pond Cellars, a Willamette Valley winery for an undisclosed price.

Duck Pond Cellars, a family-owned winery was founded in 1991 by Doug and Jo Ann Fries and is known for making Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine varieties.

Great Oregon Wine Company acquisition of Duck Pond Cellars also includes a winemaking facility, a tasting room and also 300 acres in the Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley and Umpqua Valley.

Through the acquisition of Duck Pond Cellars, the wine production capacity of Great Oregon Wine Company will increase to more than 300,000 cases, thereby putting it in a leading position in Oregon wine production.

Great Oregon Wine acquires Willamette Valley winery Duck Pond Cellars

Great Oregon Wine acquires Willamette Valley winery Duck Pond Cellars. Photo courtesy of Stuart Miles/Freedigitalphotos.net.

Commenting on Great Oregon Wine Company acquisition of Duck Pond Cellars, Ari Walker – CEO of Integrated Beverage Group, said: “We are thrilled to add Duck Pond Cellars to the Great Oregon Wine Company portfolio, giving us access to premier vineyards in the region as we grow our winery operations in Oregon.

“With this acquisition Great Oregon Wine Company moves into the first rank of Oregon winegrowers.”

According to the deal terms, Duck Pond Cellars team and Great Oregon Wine Company will work together to produce consistently great wine, which regularly.

In order to facilitate the smooth transition of the winery business, the Fries family will stay involved in it until all the regulatory approvals are received.

Greg Fries – President of the Fries family enterprises, commenting on Great Oregon Wine Company acquisition of Duck Pond Cellars, said: “I am very grateful for all the hard work that everyone on the Duck Pond team has put in to build the Duck Pond Cellars brand, cultivate vineyards and create a destination for consumers. With their extensive experience in Oregon, we’re confident that Great Oregon Wine Company will carry on Duck Pond Cellars’ legacy of quality.”

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