Clark Vineyard Management, a 4-decade-old company under second generation ownership, and startup Hardin Vineyard Management on Monday said they have merged.
The new company, Hardin Clark Vineyard Management, manages 650 acres mostly in Napa Valley from the Oakville appellation north as well as in Sonoma County’s Knights and Dry Creek valleys. Notable vineyards farmed include Hourglass, Outpost, Pulido Walker, Melansen, Paras, Switchback Ridge and Theorem.
There has been some crossover between the companies’ clients, and both have used viticultural consultant Kelly Maher.
Financial terms of the combination weren’t disclosed.
Co-owner Matt Hardin, 38, said the continuing goal of the new firm is to be “fiscally responsible” amid rising costs and an increasing desire among vintners, vineyard owners and management companies to be more involved with what happens in the vineyard..
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