Euro-winemaking in California

Many well-known and highly respected European winemakers have invested in California vineyards to make their own wine. There are more than forty-five California wineries owned by European, Canadian, or Japanese companies. For example:

*One of the most influential joint ventures matched Baron Philippe de Rothschild, then the owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux, and Robert Mondavi, of the Napa Valley, to produce a wine called Opus one.

*The owners of Chateau Petrus in bordeaux, the Moueix family, have vineyards in California. Their wine is a Bordeaux-style blend called Dominus.

*Moet & Chandon, Which is part of Moet Hennessy, owns Domaine Chandon in the Napa Valley. 



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