Tag Archives: San Luis Obispo County

• Harvard Buys Up Water Rights In Drought-Hit Wine Country

Harvard Buys Up Water Rights In Drought-Hit Wine Country

Harvard University has quietly become one of the biggest grape growers in California’s drought-stricken Paso Robles wine region, securing water well drilling permits to feed its vineyards days before lawmakers banned new pumping, according to records reviewed by Reuters. The investment, which began as a bet on the grape market, has turned into a smart […]

• E. & J. Gallo buys Edna Valley Vineyard

E. & J. Gallo buys Edna Valley Vineyard

With its purchase of Edna Valley Vineyard, E. & J. Gallo Winery may be a new player in the Edna Valley wine scene. But the Modesto-based company, a global winemaking powerhouse, already has roots planted in San Luis Obispo County soil. E. & J. Gallo owns Sunnybrook Ranch, which boasts 700 acres on the east […]

• $21 million for Justin Winery land

$21 million for Justin Winery land

When billionaire Stewart Resnick bought Justin Vineyards and Winery near Paso Robles in late 2010, the purchase made headlines far and wide: One of San Luis Obispo County’s most respected wineries had been sold to a water bottling company owned by a major player in California’s agriculture and water business.The price went unmentioned because both […]