Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, in its first strategic acquisition under ownership by Sycamore Partners, has bought A to Z Wineworks. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded 20 years ago by Sam Tannahill, Cheryl Francis, and Deb Hatcher, A to Z sells more than 350,000 cases a year. “We could not have found a better partner than Ste. Michelle to carry on the legacy of A to Z,” said Hatcher. “They understand the Pacific Northwest better than anyone, and they know what it takes to promote an entire region on the global stage.” A to Z executive Amy Prosenjak has been tasked to lead the Oregon Brands division at Ste. Michelle. A to Z cofounders hope the acquisition will mark a successful new chapter. Read more HERE.