Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the third largest premium wine company in the U.S., with a global ‘string of pearls’ collection of wine estates, has acquired Willakia Vineyard in Oregon’s Eola-A mity Hills for its Erath Winery. Erath, the original winery of the Dundee Hills in Oregon, has played a major role in creating Oregon’s wine industry and solidifying its reputation as a world class wine region. Now in its fourth decade of winemaking, Erath perseveres to craft exceptional wines that reflect the rich history of the brand and the prestige of the region. The winery produces premium selections from the Pinot family – Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, and is ranked one of the region’s premier wine producers.