TSG Partner Company Duckhorn Wine Company Acquires Kosta Browne
Ropes & Gray advised TSG Consumer Partners, a leading private equity firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector, and its partner company Duckhorn Wine Company, in its acquisition of iconic American Pinot Noir winery Kosta Browne. The transaction closed on August 1
Kosta Browne, founded in 1997, makes some of the New World’s most sought-after Pinot Noirs. The Kosta Browne sale includes the company, the winery, all assets and inventory, as well as 170 acres of vineyards through ownership or long-term leases that include Cerise Vineyard in the Anderson Valley and prized sections of Keefer Ranch Vineyard in the Russian River Valley and Gap’s Crown Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast.
The Ropes & Gray team was led by private equity partners Paul Van Houten and Charles Boer and private equity associate Elizabeth Gallucci.