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News Alert: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Purchases Bill Foley’s Epic Wines & Spirits

February 8, 2021

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has purchased Epic Wines & Spirits from wine magnate and NHL owner Bill Foley. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, and the transaction is subject to standard closing conditions. As part of the deal, SGWS will become the national distributor for Foley Family Wines. The new distribution agreement comes alongside the launch of Southern Glazer’s new Fine Wine & Artisanal partners strategy, which will prioritize restaurant, fine wine, and craft spirits accounts within the distribution giant and improve customer service relations for the distributor’s smaller partners.

“This is a new era for Foley Family Wines, following their recent acquisition of Ferrari-Carano, as they look to accelerate growth for their world-class portfolio across the U.S.,” said SGWS CEO Wayne Chaplin. “Our two family-owned businesses are committed to working together to build on past successes, further develop their great brands, and create a long-term and fruitful partnership well into the future.”

The new distribution agreement will bring Foley brands like California’s Ferrari-Carano and Foley Sonoma, Washington’s Three Rivers, Oregon’s Acrobat and the Four Graces, among many other brands, into the SGWS fold.

“As the FFW portfolio of luxury brands continues to grow, it is imperative that we align ourselves with a wholesale partner who has broad route-to-market capability,” said Bill Foley, CEO of Foley Family Wines and Epic Wines & Spirits. “This national alignment with Southern Glazer’s will provide FFW unmatched access to a customer base that will help catapult FFW toward our goal of becoming a top producer of luxury wines.”—Shane English

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