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Bordeaux winemakers are snapping up Napa Estates

As the Chinese pile into Bordeaux, French château owners rediscover California. Alfred Tesseron, who owns Bordeaux château Pontet-Canet, hunted for a Napa Valley property for years. When he and his niece Melanie saw the late Robin Williams’s 640-acre Villa Sorriso high up on Mount Veeder in September, it had the right wine “magic.” The closest neighbor is musician (and vintner) Boz Scaggs.

Seeley International


New Holland



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