Domaine de Carnero Winery, the country’s oldest wine producer, is selling its winery to a private equity firm for $3.1 million.
The winery has a 30-year history in New York City and is the subject of several recent class-action lawsuits, including one by an elderly woman who died after contracting botulism at a winery in the 1980s.
Domaine is owned by C.W. Halsey.
Halsey said in a statement that the deal was in line with Domaine’s “commitment to quality and excellence,” and that it was important for the winery and the broader wine industry to remain focused on creating the best wines possible.
It was not immediately clear how much the sale will affect Domaine and how much it will cost.
H.W., which owns Domaine, is also selling the New York Post to a group led by New York attorney Mark M. Katz for $1.2 billion.
The sale was first reported by Reuters.