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Monday, December 22, 2008

Sebastiani Vineyards purchased by Foley Group

SebastianiSebastiani Vineyards, one of California’s oldest continually-operating wineries, has been purchased by the Foley Group. The Foley Group owns several wine brands, including Foley Estates, Lincourt Vineyards, Firestone Vineyards and Three Rivers Winery.

The sale of Sebastiani Vineyards comes after various family members took a shot at managing the business after the 1980 death of August Sebastiani, whose father Samuele had founded the winery in 1904. August’s wife became the matriarch, and her sons Sam and Don and daughter Mary Ann took the helm for varying amounts of time. When replaced by his younger brother, Sam founded Viansa Winery, which he later sold. Don left in 2001 and started a new wine company with his sons that now owns several brands, including Smoking Loon, Plungerhead, Mia’s Playground, Aquinas and others. Mary Ann Sebastiani Cuneo and her husband Richard took over when Don left.

Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Oakleys Bistro leaving 86th and Ditch?

Scuttlebutt on the grapevine is that Steve Oakley plans to move his restaurant from its current location at 1464 West 86th Street, where it has been since it opened in 2002. The grapevine has so far been mum on the restaurant’s new location....

This just in: According to Steve Oakley — and he should know — the grapevine is wrong on this one. He is not moving his restaurant.
J. Silverheels Gray, 1:16 PM


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