Foley Family Wines acquires Silverado Vineyards


Santa Rosa, California, July 18, 2022 – Foley Family Wines today announced the acquisition of Silverado Vineyards, which is located just north of the town of Yountville on the Silverado Trail in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley. The winery was founded in 1981 by the late Diane Marie Disney Miller, daughter of Walt Disney, and her husband, the late Ron Miller, president and CEO of Walt Disney Productions. Over the past four decades, the Miller family has established Silverado Vineyards as a leading producer of luxury wines from estate vineyards in four Napa Valley appellations.

“As a family business focused exclusively on highly acclaimed wines from the world’s finest wineries, we believe Foley Family Wines is the right steward to lead Silverado Vineyards into the future,” said Chris Miller, Owner and Son. by Ron and Diane Miller. “We hope Silverado will continue to craft delicious estate wines and welcome guests to the beautiful property for another forty years.”

The 73,000 square foot winery includes a state-of-the-art production facility and visitor center whose tasting room and patio offer sweeping views of the north-facing Napa Valley. The sale also includes four of the winery’s estate vineyards, totaling nearly 300 planted acres. Estate vineyards include Silverado Vineyard (Stags Leap District AVA); Mt. George Vineyard (Coombsville AVA); Miller Ranch (Yountville AVA); and Soda Creek Ranch, also called Borreo Ranch (Napa Valley AVA).

“This is a gem of a winery,” said Bill Foley, founder and CEO of Foley Family Wines. “Great vineyards, a great national and international reputation and, of course, a spectacular location on the Silverado Trail in the Stags Leap District – we are thrilled to bring Silverado Vineyards into the Foley Family Wines portfolio.”

“Silverado Vineyards has tremendous potential in channels where luxury wines are sold across the country as well as directly to consumers,” said Foley Family Wines President Shawn Schiffer. “We intend to enhance an already enthusiastic wine club and develop other exclusive winery offerings, such as the critically acclaimed GEO and SOLO labels, to capitalize on the distinctive quality of each vineyard within the estate. . We also plan to expand production of the base wines in the portfolio while aligning the path to market with our wholesale partners.

“Silverado Vineyards shares our commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable agriculture,” said Courtney Foley, second-generation winemaker of Foley Family Wines. “The estate’s vineyards have all earned California Land Stewardship Institute and Fish Friendly Farming certifications, and 40% of the winery is solar-powered. We look forward to pursuing their goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.”

About Foley Family Wines

Founded by Bill Foley in 1996, Foley Family Wines is a portfolio of highly acclaimed wines from some of the world’s greatest wineries. The company owns more than two dozen wineries around the world, each with their own style of wine, heritage and approach to hospitality. Additionally, the Foley Food & Wine Society offers its members a luxury lifestyle community that celebrates culinary experiences, entertainment and travel in the United States, New Zealand, France and Argentina.

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