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Interview, Part 2: Bill Foley, Founder, Foley Family Wines

Already at the helm of one of the U.S. wine market’s fastest-growing companies, Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines (FFW) has moved into distribution. Foley acquired a majority stake in California’s Epic Wines in 2013, and is now aiming to aggressively build that business as he has done in recent years with FFW. In Part 2 of his interview with Shanken News Daily, Foley talks about his plans for Epic, FFW’s burgeoning New Zealand business and the company’s ambitious cross-marketing play. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 20, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Bill Foley, Founder, Foley Family Wines

After years of impressive growth, achieved both organically and via acquisition activity, Foley Family Wines (FFW) continues to expand rapidly in 2014. FFW’s existing portfolio is enjoying double-digit growth this year as it approaches the 2-million-case threshold, and the company recently bolstered its lineup by entering Oregon with the purchase of Willamette Valley-based Four Graces winery. SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently met with FFW founder and owner Bill Foley at the company’s Chalk Hill Winery to discuss FFW’s evolution into one of the U.S. premium wine market’s key players and take a look at the path ahead. In Part 1 of this two-part interview, Foley talks about FFW’s best-performing brands, as well as some current challenges and the company’s acquisition strategy. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 19, 2014

Foley Enters Oregon With Four Graces Buy

Foley Family Wines has acquired The Four Graces winery, based in the Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills region, for an undisclosed sum, marking Foley’s first move into Oregon. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 1, 2014

Foley Family Wines Expands in New Zealand

Bill Foley’s growing company of nearly 20 different wine brands in California, Washington and New Zealand has announced its intention to acquire Martinborough Vineyard Estates, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 10, 2014

Bill Foley Buys Sizable Share of Napa Valley Hotel Calistoga Ranch

Finance executive and winery owner Bill Foley has closed a deal to purchase a large stake in the Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 15, 2013

News Briefs for August 30, 2013

•France is set to produce a historically short wine harvest for the second year in a row, according to a forecast by FranceAgriMer public agricultural service. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 30, 2013

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