Foley Family Wines Enters Distilling

Foley Family Wines acquired a distillery in Minden, Nev., about 20 miles from Lake Tahoe.  The distillery includes an American Whiskey and white spirits distillery in a 100-year-old distillery that's housed in a 100-year-old flour mill. Also included in the transaction is the existing inventory of Bourbon, Single Malt Whiskey, and Rye.  Terms weren't disclosed.

“The Bently family, former owners of the distillery, restored these historic Minden sites to LEED Certification,” said Courtney Foley, Second Generation Vintner at FFW. “Their legacy is in perfect alignment with our family’s commitment to community and sustainability across our vineyards and winery properties.”

FFW will produce spirits at the facility from locally sourced grains; the spirits will be available through national wholesale markets and direct to consumer channels, including the Minden tasting room. FFW will begin operating the Minden facility immediately and will manage the sales and marketing efforts.