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People News Recap from 3/18 - 3/24

Date: 03/24/14

Wine industry people on the move from March 18 to March 24

Fetzer Vineyards Promotes Cindy DeVries to COO

DeVries joined the company in 1993, and since that time has held a variety of positions that have provided her with exposure to many areas of the organization. DeVries resides in Ukiah with her husband. More...

Napa Valley Grapegrowers Names Mary Maher Grower of the Year

Maher is the vineyard manager for Harlan Estate. She has built a career rooted in quality, sustainability, and innovation – and was an early leader in organic farming practices. More...

Rancho Sisquoc Winery Promotes Sarah Holt Mullins to Winemaker

Mullins began working in the cellar at Rancho Sisquoc in 2005 and has since filled many key roles at the winery including operations manager, brand ambassador, cellar master and enologist. More...

Marcassin Hires Ryan O'Donnell as Winemaker

O’Donnell was the associate winemaker at Kosta Browne Winery in Sebastopol, California. Before that, O'Donnell was the associate winemaker at Paul Hobbs Winery in Sebastopol, California. More...

V2 Wine Group Appoints Regional Manager for Florida and the Caribbean

Marco Esposito, whose 17-year industry background includes top sales roles with blue chip wine companies, will oversee all sales efforts in Florida and the Caribbean for V2 Wine Group’s expanding portfolio. More...

Gundlach Bundschu Winery Hires Southern California Sales Manager

Quelene (pronounced Kellene) Slattery brings over 15 years of distributor and supplier sales experience to the position including roles at Grgich Hills, King Estates and Beringer. More...

Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Appoints Scott Black New Marketing Director

Black brings more than 15 years of consumer brand marketing experience garnered at Southcorp Wines, Heck Estates, Constellation and Don Sebastiani & Sons. More...

Folio Fine Wine Partners Appoints Paolo Battegazzore General Manager

Battegazzore replaces David Francke who leaves the company after nearly eight years in the role. Prior to joining Folio, Battegazzore served as general manager of Luce della Vite. More...

Gary Eberle To Continue with Eberle Winery

“We are extremely happy with this positive development. We want to continue to evolve, strengthen our vineyards and position the winery for continued success and Gary is an important part of this plan.” More...

Jay McInerney Joins Town & Country as Wine Critic

He joins the magazine as a monthly contributor, covering wine. McInerney’s first column will appear in the June/July issue, on newsstands nationwide May 20, 2014. More... Hires Wilfred Wong to Expand Research, Grow Social Media, and Make Wine More Accessible

As chief storyteller, Wong will research wines and wineries from all over the world, and share his findings with customers through the website, email newsletters, blog, videos, social media channels and educational events. More...

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