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News Briefs for March 5, 2015

•Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ Washington wine brand 14 Hands has partnered with the Kentucky Derby to debut a new limited edition red blend. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 5, 2015

News Briefs for February 5, 2015

•Epic Wines & Spirits, the California-based distributor owned by Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines, has agreed to handle statewide distribution for Wilson Artisan Wineries. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 5, 2015

Oregon Wines, Part 1: Premium Image Drives Strong Upward Progress For The Category

While Oregon’s wine industry remains significantly smaller than those of both California and Washington, the category is growing quickly. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 2, 2015

News Briefs for August 12, 2014

Jackson Family Wines’ La Crema brand has launched Virtual Vintner, an interactive digital program that will result in a new crowd-sourced wine. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 12, 2014

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

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