Press

May 8, 2008

Roederer Estate

Roederer Estate Acquires Prime Pinot Noir Vineyards

PHILO, Calif. – Roederer Estate (www.roedererestate.com), the California outpost of Champagne Louis Roederer, has acquired 27.41 acres of prime land in the Anderson Valley. The new property, which is neighboring Roederer Estate vineyards, has 17.56 acres of planted and producing pinot noir, therefore increasing the winery’s vineyard ownership in the Anderson Valley to 486.36 acres.

The additional land purchase further emphasizes Roederer Estate’s commitment to 100-percent vineyard ownership and allows the winery to keep up with its commercial success. Since its establishment in 1982, Roederer Estate has maintained a strong belief in complete control of vineyard management to produce consistent, high-quality wine. The undertaking of the newly acquired vineyard land reflects this philosophy and also ensures this same premium quality and availability of wine in the future.

“With the combination of our recent vineyard purchase and the addition of our new cask room with 10 new large oak casks that were installed in September 2007, Roederer Estate’s future looks very bright,” said Arnaud Weyrich, Winemaker and Vice President of Production.

Since 1982, Roederer Estate winery has been consistently developing its own vineyards and crafting fine wines from its Anderson Valley estate. Roederer Estate’s Anderson Valley Brut debuted in October 1988, followed by the winery’s first “Tête de Cuvée,” L'Ermitage, in 1993. Maisons Marques & Domaines USA (www.mmdusa.net) is Roederer Estate’s exclusive distributor worldwide.

For further information, please contact:

Xavier Barlier, VP Marketing and Communication / (510) 587-2000