Friday, December 14, 2007

Columbia Winery moving

I just noticed this story on the Seattle Times website about the Columbia Winery in Woodinville. They are moving from their current iconic location, and will be looking for a new retail/sales location in or around Woodinville. The production facilities will move to Eastern Washington.

I also didn't realize that Columbia are owned by Constellation Brands. I've just finished reading The House of Mondavi about the Mondavi family and the collapse of the Robert Mondavi's wine empire. It was eventually bought by Constellation...

The book is great, by the way. Very readable and full of interesting anectdotes and facts about the wine industry. If you're interested in wine or rags-to-riches-to-rags* biographies, check out this book.

* OK, not rags in the end exactly, but you get the idea.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I sort of wish they'd move out of Woodinville entirely, sad to say. The traffic their winery causes makes it extremely difficult for people to get into Woodinville to do normal things like post office, grocery shopping, etc. on weekends, especially when they have special events. :(