The winery in California's Sonoma Valley ( North Coast region) was founded in 1906 under the name "Pagani Brothers Winery". The run-down winery was taken over in 1970 by Martin Lee (now deceased), his son-in-law John Sheela and his two sons Marty and Mike. It was named "Kenwood Winery" after the nearby town. The "family association" subsequently brought about a true revolution and caused a sensation with the wines. The winery was bought by the famous sparkling wine house Korbel (Gary Heck) in 1998, both businesses then became the property of the beer company Anheuser-Busch in 2002. The vineyards cover 112 hectares of vines with the white wine varieties Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, French Colombard, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as the red wine varieties Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan Noir, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel.
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