Foley Family Wines Announces Strategic Partnership With Langtry Estate & Vineyards

FFW To Lead Sales and Marketing For Historic Guenoc Valley Winery

Jul 18, 2012, 05:00 ET from Foley Family Wines

SONOMA, Calif., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Foley Family Wines announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Langtry Estate & Vineyards to lead sales and marketing for the iconic Guenoc Valley producer.

The Langtry Estate is steward to 23,000 acres within both Lake and Napa Counties. With the establishment of the Guenoc Valley AVA on December 21, 1981, Langtry became the first winery in the nation with its own appellation.

Under the Langtry and Guenoc brands, the winery currently crafts approximately 175,000 cases of wine annually. The winery offers four tiers of wines: Langtry Single Vineyard Wines (limited, estate, single-vineyard, luxury-class), Guenoc Lake County Wines (premium, single-AVA), Guenoc North Coast Victorian Claret (Bordeaux blend) and Guenoc California Selection Wines (value, broad distribution).

The winery has enjoyed significant critical success for all of its wines. The Guenoc Petite Sirah ranks in the Top 5 in US sales within its price segment. The Guenoc California Selection Sauvignon Blanc is in the top 10 in US sales in its price segment.

"We are excited to be partnering with the robust sales and marketing team at Foley Family Wines," said Easton Manson, President of Langtry. "Their expertise and execution will be invaluable in our efforts to expand sales and distribution across the county for all of our tiers, especially our Guenoc California Selection wines which feature new packaging and redesigned labels."

"Langtry and Guenoc are the two most recognizable and important brands from Lake County," said Bill Foley. "The addition of their wines will strengthen our portfolio and help us gain access to a number of important national and regional accounts."

About Foley Family Wines

Foley Family Wines was established by Bill Foley in 1996 with the acquisition of Lincourt Vineyards in California's Santa Ynez Valley. Since then, Foley Family Wines has grown to become a major producer, marketer and distributor of highly-acclaimed, handmade wines from some of the world's greatest vineyards. Every brand in the company's portfolio is distinct and autonomous with its own identity, style, techniques and personnel. Foley Family Wines owns the following properties: Foley Estates (Santa Rita Hills, CA), Lincourt Vineyards (Solvang, CA), Merus (Napa Valley, CA), Foley Johnson (Napa Valley, CA), Chalk Hill (Sonoma County, CA), Sebastiani (Sonoma County, CA), Kuleto (Napa Valley, CA), Altus (Napa, CA), Foley Johnson (Napa, CA), Three Rivers Winery (Walla Walla, WA), Firestone Vineyard (Santa Ynez Valley, CA), Eos (Paso Robles, CA), Vavasour (Marlborough, New Zealand), Clifford Bay (Marlborough, New Zealand), and Te Kairanga (Martinborough, NZ). Bill Foley is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fidelity National Inc and Executive Chairman of Fidelity National Information Services. Both are Fortune 500 companies.


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