What Happens When A Winery Changes Hands?

It’s happening all over wine country: the aging owners are ready to (finally) retire after decades in the vineyard, yet their kids have zero interest in taking over. This can spell disaster for smaller, family-owned vineyards, forcing them to sell to a huge conglomerate that values dollars over people. This excellent piece in the San Francisco Chronicle examines the real consequences and what is lost when wineries change hands. Read more.

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