What’s Up in the Wide World of Wine?

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With younger generations seeking experiences and unique alcoholic beverages, what’s going on in the wide world of wine? Foley Family Wines president Shawn Schiffer and City National Bank managing director Mike Dallape break down demographic trends for wine consumption, what wine varieties are growing, and how California estate wineries have contended with changing weather patterns.

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About Foley Family Wines:

Established by Bill Foley in 1996, Foley Family Wines is a portfolio of highly acclaimed wines from some of the world’s greatest vineyards. Every brand in the company’s portfolio has a distinct style and legacy.

Foley Family Wines owns the following properties in California: Ferrari-Carano (Geyserville), Foley Sonoma (Geyserville), Chalone Vineyard (Monterey), Foley Estates (Sta. Rita Hills), Lincourt Vineyards (Solvang), Merus (Napa Valley), Foley Johnson (Napa Valley), Kuleto (Napa Valley), Chalk Hill (Sonoma County), Sebastiani (Sonoma County), Lancaster Estate (Sonoma County), Firestone Vineyard (Santa Ynez Valley), Roth Estate Winery (Sonoma County), Banshee (Sonoma County). The company also owns Three Rivers Winery in Walla Walla, WA, Acrobat (Oregon), and The Four Graces in Dundee, OR. In New Zealand, the company owns Vavasour (Marlborough), Clifford Bay (Marlborough), Grove Mill (Marlborough), Dashwood (Marlborough), Martinborough Vineyard (Martinborough), Te Kairanga (Martinborough), and Mt. Difficulty (Bannockburn, Central Otago).

Learn More about Foley Family Wines here: https://foleyfamilywines.com/about

About Shawn Schiffer:

Shawn Schiffer joined Foley Family Wines as President in July of 2019. He has worked in the beverage alcohol industry for nearly three decades, leading supplier and wholesale teams at WX Brands, Wirtz Beverage, and Diageo among others. He holds degrees from Central Connecticut State University and the Gonzaga University School of Law, and served as an infantry officer in the United States Army. He lives in Napa, California.

About Mike Dallape:

Mike Dallape is a managing director with City National Bank’s Food & Beverage Group. Based in San Francisco, he supports industry executives with creative financial solutions and industry intelligence. He and his team provide a full range of comprehensive cash flow and asset-backed debt products to Food & Beverage businesses and consumer focused Financial Sponsors throughout the country.

Mr. Dallape has more than 25 years of financial services experience. Prior to City National, he was a senior vice president with GE Capital’s Food & Beverage Group.

Mr. Dallape earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and is a member of the Commercial Finance Association’s Northern California chapter. He volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco and coaches football and lacrosse with the San Francisco Police Activity League and the Schools of the Sacred Heart. He has served on the boards of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic and Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco. He resides in San Francisco, California, with his wife and two sons.

About City National Bank:

With $95.4 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 69 branches, including 21 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and Miami*. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $94.5 billion in client investment assets.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of the world’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 17 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 27 other countries.

For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at http://www.cnb.com/foodandbev.

*City National Bank does business in Miami and the state of Florida as CN Bank.

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