Bill Foley, Founder
Bill 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.
“We chose the Sta. Rita Hills AVA for its unusual combination of mild climate and complex soils. It is an extraordinary spot for cool-climate varieties especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It also didn’t hurt that this is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.” - Bill Foley