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People News Recap from 5/21-6/3


Date: 06/03/13

Wine industry people on the move from May 21 to June 3

Michael Ervin Promoted to Waterbrook Winery Tasting Room Manager

Ervin joined Waterbrook in 2011 as tasting room associate after relocating from Arizona to Walla Walla. Ervin will now oversee all staffing, sales and operations including hospitality, events and a thriving direct-to-consumer program. More...

Raymond P. Radzewicz Joins Casa Vinicola Zonin-USA

Casa Vinicola Zonin-USA hired Radzewicz as the new director of national accounts off-premise. He most recently was a vice president with Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates for 16 years. More...

Sarah Pearson Appointed Director of Marketing For The Hess Collection Winery

Pearson will primarily focus on The Hess Collection Winery and Hess Family Wine Estates wineries Artezin, MacPhail and Sequana, and domestic marketing efforts for Hess Family wineries Glen Carlou, Peter Lehmann, Colomé and Amalaya. More...

Adam Henkel Joins Santa Barbara's Crown Point Vineyards as Winemaker

Henkel comes to Crown Point after eight vintages at Harlan Estate Winery. He will first be tasked with creating a new portfolio of wines from Westerly that focus on varietals specific to the AVAs of Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara and Sta. Rita Hills.  More...

Casey Flat Ranch Hires New Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Brenda Bullington has been hired as vice president of sales and marketing. She will oversee the company’s distribution network, consumer outreach programs, trade communications, strategic planning, and all sales and marketing related areas. More...

Adelaida Cellars Welcomes New Winemaker Jeremy Weintraub

Adelaida Cellars announced the appointment of Jeremy Weintraub as winemaker for the Paso Robles estate. In his new position, he will supervise a team of consultants and experienced wine growers as well as all winemaking at the winery. More...

Emily Tipton Promoted to Idaho Events Manager

Tipton will manage community events throughout the Treasure Valley, handle winery-based events and serve as the main liaison for wine country weddings at both Sawtooth Estate Winery and Ste. Chapelle Winery.  More...

Niner Wine Estates Appoints New Winemaker

Patrick Muran was recently named the brand’s head winemaker. He joined Niner Wine Estates in 2009 as assistant winemaker, where he spearheaded the effort to equip the newly-constructed LEED-Certified facility and oversaw daily operations. More...

Bespoke Collection Appoints Mike Mathews as Financial Director

In this capacity, Mathews will manage the company’s financial activity and oversee all accounting and compliance operations. He joins Bespoke Collection from Wilson Daniels Ltd., where he served as VP commercial finance and operations. More...

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates & Marchesi Antinori Appoint Marcus Notaro Winemaker for Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

A seasoned winemaker, Notaro most recently was the winemaker for Col Solare—a stylistic marriage between the two winemaking cultures. More...

Don Sebastiani & Sons Names Tom Hawkins CFO and General Manager

In his new position, he will oversee the operations, winemaking and human resources functions of the company. Hawkins has been chief financial officer at Don Sebastiani & Sons since June 2010. More...

Kelly Keagy Joins Wine & Spirits Spoken Here

Wine & Spirits Spoken Here, Tim McDonald and Associates, named Kelly Keagy public relations account director. In this new role, she will oversee the public relations efforts for a portfolio of ultra-premium wineries. More...

Marketing Specialist Joins SCS Global Services' Environmental Certification Services Division

Julie Gengo, a veteran marketing and communications specialist, will be taking on the role for the company's Environmental Certification Services division. More...

Naked Wines Names Franc Dusac Assistant Winemaker

In this position Dusac will be providing direct winemaking support to Jacqueline Bahue, director of winemaking. Most recently he worked with Bin to Bottle in Napa, California as the assistant winemaker. More...

Bin to Bottle Winery Hires Gretchen Brakesman as Executive Director

Most recently Brakesman was the opening director of sales and marketing at The Ranch Winery and served there for the last six years and is currently serving as the vice president of the Rutherford Dust Society.  More...

Ian Hartnett Appointed to Sales Manager for Saury, USA

Tonnellerie Saury promoted Ian Hartnett to sales manager for Saury, USA – managing the North American sales for the cooperage. Hartnett is a wine industry veteran of 13 years and former winemaker, currently in his third year with Saury, USA. More...

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Appoints Rob Bigelow MS Senior Director of Wine Education and On-premise Development

In this newly-created role, Bigelow will develop comprehensive programs to educate staff, trade and consumers about the Ste. Michelle's distinctive wine estates. More...

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