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People News Recap from 8/20 - 8/26


Date: 08/27/13

Wine industry people on the move from August 20 to August 26

Veteran Marketing Executive Lands Job at Testarossa Winery

Testarossa Winery announced that local Silicon Valley marketing executive Julie Scopazzi joined the winery as its new marketing manager. She founded Strategic Marketing Service, LLC. More...

Precept Wine Appoints John Hadley Florida Regional Manager

Underscoring aggressive growth plans for the Southeast, Precept Wine announced the appointment of John Hadley as its Florida regional manager. He will report to Shane Owens, southeast divisional vice president. More...

Sergio Cuadra Schile Named Winemaker for Texas's Fall Creek Vineyards

Cuadra comes to the seminal Texas Hill Country estate following 19 years in the Chilean wine industry, a decade with Concha y Toro where he served as principal winemaker at its Curico, Puente Alto, and Colchagua facilities. More...

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Appoints Steve Lohr CEO and Board Chairman and Jeff Meier, President and COO

Steve Lohr, previously the EVP/COO, will assume overall management, including sales and finance of its internationally distributed portfolio. More...

Benovia Winery Welcomes Jen Walsh as New Assistant Winemaker

Walsh will be working alongside Benovia winemaker Mike Sullivan to craft the Russian River Valley vintner’s award-winning portfolio of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel wines. More...

Napa's Oak Knoll District names Terry Hall AVA Director

Hall’s firm was established in late 2012 after he spent the previous seven years as communications director for the Napa Valley Vintners and working directly with winemakers, viticulturists, scientists and countless industry leaders. More...

Fess Parker Winery Appoints David Baird Assistant Winemaker

Baird, who graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in agricultural business, will work under the guidance of head winemaker Blair Fox. As assistant winemaker, he is tasked with managing the enology laboratory and cellar staff. More...

Kevin Boyer Appointed Exclusive National Accounts Representative For Thornhill Company's Wine Brands

Boyer, a certified Sommelier and wine educator, was at one time the vice president of beverages at the iconic Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. More...

Steve Felten Joins AWS/Prospero

Felten was the general manager/winemaker at Norman Vineyards in Paso Robles from 2005 until the property sold last year, and will continue to market his own wine brand Felten Cellars along with selling AWS equipment. More...

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