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People News Recap from 4/1 - 4/7

Date: 04/07/14

Wine industry people on the move from April 1 to April 7

Cinnabar Winery President Suzanne Frontz to Retire

“I am honored to have enjoyed the confidence of its distinguished founder, Tom Mudd. I am confident that Cinnabar will continue to fulfill the vision of its founder. I plan to stay active in the wine industry, most likely as a consultant.” More...

Dutton-Goldfield Hires Nicole Kosta to Direct Sales & Hospitality Manager Position

Kosta will oversee all aspects of the direct-to-consumer business at Dutton-Goldfield, from the visitor experience and sales in the tasting room, to being abrand ambassador in the community, to expanding the network across the country. More...

Scott Beattie Joins Meadowood Napa Valley as Beverage Director of Estate Events

His initial focus will be on creating custom cocktails for weddings and other events, and will also lead spirits education and hands-on cocktail making classes on the property for interested private groups. More...

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery Announces the Promotion of Sarah Quider to Executive Winemaker and Rebecka Deike to Associate Winemaker

Former winemaker Aaron Potter has decided to pursue other endeavors  to achieve additional career goals and afford him more time to spend with family. More...

Avery Dennison Appoints Jeroen Diderich VP, Global Marketing Materials Group

Diderich will be responsible for the business’s end user and converter marketing strategies, as well as product management across the Label and Packaging Materials and Graphics Solutions business segments. More...

Delicato Family Vineyards Announces New Appointments to National Accounts Division

DFV announced the appointment of Chris McFerran to vice president national accounts, as well as the promotion of veteran Delicato sales leaders Ron Livingston, Matt Mannarino and Patti Barry to role of division chain manager. More...

Global Package Hires Hunter Harris as New California Sales Rep

Harris will represent the full range of Global Package’s wine and spirits products throughout the U.S., as well as assist in new account development. Harris comes to Global Package from Trefethen Family Vineyards. More...

Double Canyon Introduces New Winemaker Jason Ledbetter

Ledbetter will oversee all winemaking operations, working closely with vineyard wanager Will Beightol. He comes to Double Canyon from Pine Ridge Vineyards in Napa, where he worked as assistant winemaker for four years. More...

William N. Knopka, Jr. Appointed Sales Manager for Saxco International, LLC

Knopka will be directly responsible for the overall sales function, including supervision of the sales representatives handling small and midsize wineries in the Napa and Sonoma regions. More...

Christian McIntosh Promoted to National Sales Manager of Dalla Terra Winery Direct

McIntosh has nearly 20 years of experience in the the sales and distribution side of the beverage industry and prior to joining Dalla Terra, worked in various roles for William Grant & Sons, The Estates Group and Young's Market Company. More...

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