Following weeks of flying rumors and media speculation, Jackson Family Wines, the nation’s 10th largest wine company, has announced the purchase of three vineyard properties in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

The holding company, which owns 35 brands, most prominently Kendall-Jackson, as well as Arrowood and Cambria in California, and Yangarra in Australia, confirmed the deal in a March 15th release.

In part, it said: “Since the company was founded in 1982, it has ben dedicated to exploring cool-climate growing regions and creating wines that are an honest expression of those unique areas.  With a reputation for producing some of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay available, Oregon was a natural expte4nsion of the company’s focus on coastal viticultural areas.