Bill Foley, OwnerBill Foley launched Foley Family Wines 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.
Bill Foley is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fidelity National Inc and Executive Chairman of Fidelity National Information Services. Both are Fortune 500 companies.
An avid and accomplished golfer (Golf Digest’s Top 20 Executive Golfers in the World, 2006), Bill received his B.S. degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Bill served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain. He received an M.B.A. degree from Seattle University and earned his J.D. degree in 1974 from The University of Washington School of Law.
Leslie Mead Renaud, WinemakerLeslie Renaud has been Lincourt’s winemaker since 2010. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and several years of working for the Forest Service in Oregon, Leslie followed her passion and became a winemaker. Before joining Lincourt she worked at a number of prestigious wineries including Bonny Doon and Tally.
“I enjoy wines that are delicious and I enjoy wines that are intellectually challenging. With Lincourt I am looking to produce wines that combine both attributes.”
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