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Dusky Goose Winery Acquires New Production Winery

In Downtown Carlton, OR

Carlton, OR, June 28, 2021 - Oregon premium wine producer Dusky Goose is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new location for its production facility, in Carlton, Oregon.  Oregon winemaking luminary and Dusky Goose’s longtime founding winemaker Lynn Penner-Ash will continue to oversee production and will be joined by newly appointed Winemaker Hans Van Dale.  The new production facility is located in downtown Carlton, Oregon and was previously home to Craft Wine Company.  METIS, the premier M&A advisory firm in the Pacific Northwest focused on the global adult beverage and hospitality industries, was the sole transaction advisor.

According to manager and owner, John Carter, while the vineyard and tasting room remain in the Dundee Hills, production of the 2022 vintage will be at this new location. “Once we have made a few updates and modifications to the facility, we will be happy to move our winemaking to a new permanent home,” said Carter. “We are pleased that Lynn Penner-Ash will continue with us in her capacity as Founding Winemaker, and will work with our new Winemaker Hans Van Dale to continue the tradition of excellence at Dusky Goose—making great Pinot since 2002.”


Craft Wine Company has moved to a new Tasting Room location at 116 W. Main Street, also in downtown Carlton, OR, where guests can enjoy their Omero, Mimimus, and Origin wines. 


“METIS knew the unique needs and objectives of both the buyer and the seller and rather than conducting a traditional marketing process, arranged a point-to-point transaction that satisfied all parties,” said Erik McLaughlin, CEO of Metis. “We are grateful that both buyer and seller trusted us to serve as a partner through every detail of the evaluation, sale, and diligence process.”

About Dusky Goose

Dusky Goose was Founded in 2002 in Dundee – Oregon’s premier winegrowing region, by John and Linda Carter.

The object from the beginning was to make memorable, age-worthy wines that rival the best examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Old World.


Dusky Goose produces wines from Rambouillet Estate Vineyard and vineyard designated wines from select Dundee Hills and Yamill-Carlton vineyards under the Dusky Goose and Rambeaux brands.  The tasting room is located at 8355 NE Warren Road in the Dundee Hills and remains open to welcome guests who enjoy great Oregon wines.  For more information about Dusky Goose, please visit


METIS is the premier mergers and acquisitions advisory firm in the Pacific Northwest focused on the global adult beverage and hospitality industries. METIS (and its antecedent company) have been advising privately-held businesses on capital transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations for over 30 years.  For more information about Metis, please visit


For more information about this or any other transaction, please contact the Metis team:


Erik McLaughlin

CEO & Managing Partner

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