The Four Graces Winery, tasting room, 54-acre Black Family Estate Vineyard and 41-acre Doe Ridge Estate Vineyard were recently purchased by Foley Family Wines. The Four Graces Winery was founded in 2003 by the Black family, and produces Oregon Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc in Oregon’s Dundee Hills.
“I’ve had my eye on Oregon for a long time. I’m a big fan of Pinot Noir and the Dundee, Ore., region produces some of the best.” – Bill Foley, Founder of Foley Family Wines
The Four Graces was named after the four Black family daughters. The winery has been featured a number of times in Wine & Spirits, produces approximately 22,000 cases of wine annually, and the Four Graces tasting room draws approximately 30,000 visitors annually.
The International Wine Associates of Healdsburg in California represented The Four Graces in the business transaction. Details were not disclosed. According to Robert Nicholson of the International Wine Associates, “This is IWA’s second deal in Oregon in the past 6 months…It’s an indication that more things are happening in Oregon. Oregon has come of age, generating interest all over the world.“
“We had a huge wonderful team of people working on this and it could not have been more professional and smooth as a sale can be,” Eugenia Keegan, Four Graces general manager said of the transaction.
Who Are Foley Family Wines?
Founded by Bill Foley in 1996, Foley Family Wines has a portfolio of 15 wine estates in New Zealand and America, including premiere vineyards in California and the Pacific Northwest. The company promises to provide winemakers with the resources and support to produce exceptional wines annually. The Four Graces Winery and Black family vineyards were Foley Family Wines’ first investment in Oregon.
Foley Family Mission Statement
Foley Family Wines is committed to producing, marketing and distributing handmade, highly individualistic wines from some of the world’s greatest vineyards. Each of our wineries is a distinct, autonomous entity with its own identity, style, vineyard sites, techniques, personnel, varietal mix and category segment. Every wine in our portfolio is honest, unique and delicious.