Stonewall Kitchen has acquired Spruce Naturals LLC, the parent company for Napa Valley Naturals, a premium brand of certified organic extra virgin olive oils, Italian balsamic vinegars and aged wine vinegars, as well as Montebello, an artisan brand of organic pastas imported from Italy.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome the Napa Valley Naturals and Montebello brands to our family,” said John Stiker, Stonewall Kitchen’s CEO. “With unsurpassed quality and taste, Napa Valley Naturals is the number one selling olive oil item within the natural foods channel, as well as the number one brand of balsamic vinegars and wine vinegars according to SPINS data. Similarly, Montebello is the number two brand of shelf-stable pasta in the natural channel, experiencing rapid growth.”
“Partnering with Stonewall Kitchen is a natural and authentic fit for us,” added Kendall Cook, founder of Spruce and the Napa Valley Naturals brand. “After growing Napa Valley Naturals and Montebello on our own over the last few decades, I’m looking forward to working alongside Stonewall Kitchen to help accelerate the continued growth of both brands.”
In January, Stonewall Kitchen acquired the Tillen Farms brand of pickled vegetables and cocktail cherries and in May, the company acquired the license of the Legal Sea Foods brand for a line of restaurant-quality seafood sauces.