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The house of Chanel, which owns several crus or prime vineyards in Bordeaux, has recently purchased St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery from the Skalli family.

The Wertheimer brothers, owners of the renowned luxury and cosmetics group, already own Château Rauzan-Ségla, cru Classé Margaux, acquired in 1994, and Chateau Canon, grand cru Saint-Emilion since 1996. This is their first acquisition in the United States.

The winery and over 600 hectares of vineyards in Napa Valley, was created in the 1980s by Robert Skalli, a winemaker and négociant in France who says he is happy to hand St. Supéry to a company as respected as Chanel  that will ensure a continued high quality wine production.

While the financial terms have not been released, the deal is expected to be finalized before the end of the month. No major change is planned for the operations or management of the vineyard, which produces about 100,000 cases a year of prime wines.