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Sonoma Wine Company Announces the Addition of Kautz Vineyards, Inc. To Their Diverse Portfolio of Winery Clients

5 November, 2010

GRATON, CA, November 4, 2010– Sonoma Wine Company, Northern California’s comprehensive, fully integrated crush-to-bottle contract winery, now in it’s seventh year of business, has signed Kautz Vineyards, Inc. to bottle the Ironstone and Leaping Horse brands at their American Canyon facility. The decision to move to Sonoma Wine Company came about as a result of outgrowing the original family-owned winery in Murphys, CA, along with an opportunity to achieve significant cost savings through improved supply chain management in the form of reduced transportation, warehousing, and bottling costs.

Richard Conley, COO at Kautz explains, "We spent better than a year researching and investigating this decision and came to the conclusion that the Sonoma Wine Company offers the highest level of service, quality, and professionalism—qualities which we associate with our brands. We are very excited about this new opportunity for the Ironstone and Leaping Horse brands and look forward to our long term partnership with the Sonoma Wine Company." Kautz Vineyards, Inc. produces and sells nearly a half million cases of wine annually and is one of the top 10 winegrape growers and family-owned and operated wineries in the United States.

Since its inception in 2003, Sonoma Wine Company has grown to include six facilities strategically located throughout Sonoma and Napa Counties, offering effective supply chain management solutions to the wine industry by providing comprehensive services from crush to bottle.

Sonoma Wine Company is currently awaiting ISO 22000 certification, which attests to its commitment to responsible business practices, safety, and risk control, and offers SWC and its clients an advantage in the competitive global wine market.