Gallo Winery, a wine, spirits and FAB producer, has announced the acquisition of Germain-Robin, a luxury brandy from California, USA. The deal includes the Germain-Robin brand, inventory of aged and aging brandies and all finished products.
Founded by Ansley Coale and Hubert Germain-Robin, Germain-Robin is claimed to have innovated by blending cognac traditions and techniques with California winemaking and premium grapes.
Ernest J Gallo, general manager of Gallo’s Spirits said: “We are fortunate to have Ansley Coale and Joseph Corley, Hubert’s apprentice and current Germain-Robin distiller and cellarmaster, remain involved as part of the acquisition. We are pleased to continue delivering remarkable and unique California brandies that will appeal to whiskey and bourbon drinkers and other connoisseurs of brown spirits around the world”.
Germain-Robin founder Ansley Coale added: “We hope – indeed intend – that our unique knowledge and capabilities, supported and augmented by, and carefully integrated into, Gallo’s deep experience and powerful resources in both production and marketing, will help bring brandy from California wine the recognition it so richly deserves”.
The terms and amount of the deal were not disclosed.
Source: Gallo Winery (via PR Newswire)