Davis private equity firm leads $75 million investment in wine distributor

Davis-based private equity firm AGR Partners was the lead investor in a $75 million equity financing round by Santa Rosa-based Vintage Wine Estates, the marketer and distributor of wine brands including B. R. Cohn Winery, Clos Pegase Winery and Sonoma Coast Vineyards.

Vintage Wine has been acquiring wine brands for more than a decade to bring them under one roof for marketing, distribution and sales. The $75 million it raised will fund more acquisitions of wineries and brands, Vintage said in a…