MIAMI BEACH, Florida, January 5, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Santa Margherita United States, the 100% subsidiary of Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo, acquired the majority stake in ROCO Winery in Oregon.

ROCO Winery was founded in 2001 by Rollin & Corby Stonebraker-Soles. Located in the Willamette Valley region, ROCO wines are highly regarded and critically acclaimed. Under Rollins’ wine management, ROCO Winery produces a range of wines, including pinot noir, chardonnay and sparkling wines. The winery has received over 100 ratings between 90 and 95 points from major wine publications over the past decade.

“When we started Santa Margherita United States, our vision was to create a strong and relevant wine business showcasing the best of key regions, ”said Vincent chiaramonte, President and CEO of Santa Margherita USA. “ROCO is one of the most awarded and respected wineries in Oregon. After meeting Rollins’ and Corby, we knew this was the next step in continuing to build on that vision. They share our mutual values, and ROCO Winery will be a welcome addition to our portfolio. “

“Our affinity and admiration for the United States made the location of our first international winery a natural fit. The American market is dynamic and we believe in the quality of Oregon wines, especially from the Willamette Valley region, ”said Gaetano Marzotto, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Santa Margherita Gruppo Vinicolo.

“We are delighted to be part of the Santa Margherita United States family and be part of the future of ROCO Winery, ”said Rollin soles, founder and winemaker for ROCO Winery. “This new partnership will allow us to continue to make wines which are a true expression of their place.

Stoel Rives LLP represented Santa Margherita United States, and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP represented ROCO Winery in the negotiation of this agreement.

The timing of the transaction is subject to customary regulatory processes and approvals.

Santa Margherita United States is a fine wine import company representing premium and ultra-premium wineries. Santa Margherita United States represents more than ten world-renowned wineries across United States, including Santa Margherita, Ca ‘del Bosco, Masi, Kettmeir, Lamole di Lamole, Sassoregale, Torresella, Feudo Zirtari, Fattoria Sardi, Cà Maiol and Cantina Mesa. The wine portfolio is a dynamic and diverse mosaic of italy best wine regions, including the Veneto, Alto Adige, Franciacorta, Lugana, Tuscany, Sardinia, and Sicily.

Founded in 1935 by Count Gaetano Marzotto, the Santa Margherita wine group comprises ten different estates in some of the most beautiful wine regions of Italy: Eastern Veneto, Conegliano-Valdobbiadene, Trentino Alto Adige, Lugana, Franciacorta, Chianti Classico, the Maremma, Sicily and Sardinia. Through the brands Santa Margherita, Torresella, Kettmeir, Ca ‘del Bosco, Cà Maiol, Lamole di Lamole, Vistarenni, Sassoregale, Terrelíade and Cantina Mesa, it represents one of the most important clusters of the Italian wine sector, with more than 20 million bottles sold in 2020 in 96 countries around the world. The Group is owned by four brothers, the 3rd generation of the Marzotto family: Gaetano Marzotto is the Chairman of the Group, Stefano Marzotto is the Chairman of Zignago Holding, Luca Marzotto is Vice-President of the Group and Nicolò Marzotto is a member of the Board of Directors. The daily operations of the Group are managed by the CEO Beniamino Garofalo. The Group’s wines are distributed on 5 continents, with particular emphasis on Italy, Canada, Australia, Germany and the United States.

SOURCE Santa Margherita United States

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