Last week’s article about Alejandro Bulgheroni’s Uruguay winery, Bodega Garzon leads to his week’s news: Bulgheroni expanded his reach into Napa Valley.

Bulgheroni purchased the Founders Room winery from Bill Harlan, the owner of the acclaimed Harlan Estate wine and the Napa Valley luxury resort, Meadowood.

Renamed Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate, the new venture will be led by two internationally renowned wine experts with Bordeaux roots.

Winemaker Philippe Melka– born and educated in Bordeaux–worked at Chateau Haut-Brion and Petrus before moving to California. In Napa, he added Dominus,  Quintessa, Hundred Acres, Bryant Family and other top-flight wineries to his resume.

Joining Melka is Michel Rolland, one of the world’s best-known wine consultants credited with creating the role of “flying winemaker.”

The new Bulgheroni vineyard is certified organic and the first vintage (2014) will be released in 2017. Save your pennies.