Lamberto Frescobaldi.

Lamberto Frescobaldi.
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Marchesi Frescobaldi buys winery in Oregon

The prestigious winemaking family from Tuscany has acquired Domaine Roy & fils, its first winery in the United States.

When Marc-André Roy and Jared Etzel founded Domaine Roy & fils in Oregon 's Willamette Valley in 2021, they probably didn't think the winery would be bought by one of the world's most important winemaking families a good ten years later. At the time, the two wanted to follow in the footsteps of their fathers Robert Roy and Michael Etzel, who are the brains behind Beaux Frères.

We are very pleased to welcome the Frescobaldi family as the new owners of Domaine Roy & fils. Their cherished winemaking heritage and commitment to excellence align perfectly with our own values. We believe that this partnership will preserve and enhance the heritage of Domaine Roy & fils.

... explained Marc-André Roy in an official statement. Roy and Etzel will remain on the board as minority owners, the statement added. The winery is 100% organic, focusing on Pinot Noir and small quantities of Chardonnay grapes. It was the former that sparked the Frescobaldis ' interest, as Oregon is "one of the best regions in the world for Pinot Noir," according to Lamberto Frescobaldi, president of Marchesi Frescobaldi. "Becoming part of a community like this is a dream come true. On behalf of the Frescobaldi family, I would like to thank Marc-André Roy for giving us the opportunity in Oregon to continue doing what we do best: farming beautiful vineyards, producing wines and offering iconic products to our customers," Frescobaldi continued. The sales price was not disclosed.

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