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Date: 01/14/13

Wine industry people on the move from January 8 to January 14

Terra d'Oro Winemaker, Chris Leamy Named ZAP 2012 Heritage Vineyard Project Winemaker

Trinchero Family Estates announced Terra d’Oro winemaker Chris Leamy as the official winemaker for the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers 2012 Zinfandel Heritage Vineyard Project. Chris Leamy’s role as winemaker for the Zinfandel Heritage Vineyard Project was an easy fit as TFE has a history of supporting the efforts of UC Davis, FPS and ZAP. More...

Allen Wine Group LLP Expands Firm, Names Jennifer Schiavone Accounting Manager

Schiavone joins partners Timothy Allen, Gina Carte, Deanna Partridge and Bill Atwood at Allen Wine Group. A graduate of Sonoma State University, Schiavone is a licensed CPA and a member of both the AICPA and the California CPA Society. More...

Joshua Cairns Promoted to Director of Marketing at Hahn Family Wines

Hahn Family Wines has promoted Joshua Cairns to director of marketing, managing all trade and consumer marketing initiatives for the company’s nine wine brands. For the past five years, he served as the direct-to-consumer, e-commerce and website manager tasked with designing and implementing Hahn’s iPad and mobile apps, and its social media presence. More...

Visit Napa Valley Promotes Sonyia Grabski to Vice President, Consumer Direct Marketing

Grabski joined Visit Napa Valley in June 2011 and oversees all digital and consumer direct marketing, including CRM, website, SEM/SEO, social media strategies and the operations of the Napa Valley Welcome Center. More...

Chuck Hayward Selected as International Judge for 2013 Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show

The Macquarie Group Sydney Royal Wine Show has selected Chuck Hayward to serve as the International Wine Judge for this year's competition. Hayward, the Australian and New Zealand Wine Buyer for JJ Buckley, a web-based wine retailer based in Oakland, California, will be assessing entries at the upcoming wine show from Feb. 4-7, 2013. More...

Eric Sothern Named National Sales Director for Bespoke Collection

Bespoke Collection announced the promotion of Eric Sothern to national sales director. Sothern’s newly created position will oversee all wholesale sales operations for Bespoke’s wine portfolio. He has been with the company since early 2012. More...

The Henry Wine Group Promotes Ed Hogan to CEO

Warner Henry, Owner and Chairman of The Henry Wine Group, announced that Mr. Ed Hogan will assume the responsibility of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of The Henry Wine Group. More...

Terry Culton Joins Peachy Canyon as Winemaker

Josh Beckett, winemaker and son of owner Doug Beckett, has announced that he will move to a consulting role at Peachy Canyon Winery. He has hired Terry Culton, formerly of Adelaida Cellars, as winemaker. More...

Peachy Canyon Winery Announces Winemaker Josh Beckett to Move to Consultant Role

Josh Beckett will stay on in an executive role as a partner of the family-owned Peachy Canyon Winery. He will begin to take a full-time role as winemaker for his own brand immediately. More...

Winemaker Paul Hobbs Selected as Winemaking Consultant for Juanicó Wines in Uruguay

Paul Hobbs announced that he will serve as consulting winemaker for Juanicó Wines in Canelones, Uruguay. Hobbs will work with the Deicas family, who founded the winery in 1979, to improve the portfolio of wines, including the Don Pascual and Pueblo del Sol brands. More...

Merryvale Vineyards & Starmont Winery Hire Mark Evans as New Chief Operating Officer

Mark will take over duties as COO and will be directly responsible for day-to-day operations of Starmont Winery focusing on sales, marketing and general management. His responsibilities will also include broad market sales of the more exclusive wines of Merryvale Vineyards. More...

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