Constellation Brands, Inc. will acquire The Prisoner Wine Company’s portfolio of brands from Huneeus Vintners. The portfolio includes five fine wine brands led by The Prisoner, a fast-growing “super luxury” Napa Valley wine, and also includes Saldo, Cuttings, Blindfold and Thorn.
The brands from The Prisoner Wine Company have grown quickly over the last three years, offering a portfolio of unique wine blends anchored by The Prisoner. Launched in 2003, The Prisoner has grown 28 percent in retail sales. The transaction is expected to close by the end of April. Huneeus Vintners and Constellation will maintain a winemaking consulting agreement with The Prisoner Wine Company’s General Manager and Winemaker Jen Beloz and her production team.