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People News Recap from 5/6 - 5/12

Date: 05/15/14

Wine industry people on the move from May 6 to May 12

Broken Earth Winery Announces Hillary Trout as COO

Trout brings a strong wine business background to this new position and will be focused on positioning the winery for strong growth in the domestic markets. Trout has been working in the wine industry for much of her professional career. More...

Wirtz Beverage Appoints Johnny Costello to Beverage Development Team

He will provide training, education, drink consultation and menu development to support the company’s restaurant, nightclub and bar accounts statewide. Costello will work to customize and advance the company’s specialization. More...

Allen Wine Group LLP Promotes Jennifer Schiavone to Partner

Schiavone joins partners Timothy Allen, Gina Carte, Deanna Partridge and Bill Atwood. Allen Wine Group provides a complete range of accounting services, including CFO, controller and bookkeeping services exclusively to the industry. More...

Michael Jordaan to Chair Wines of South Africa

Hailed as one of South Africa's most visionary and progressive business leaders, the one-time CNBC Africa Business Leader of the Year for Southern Africa, is succeeding Johann Krige. More...

Gundlach Bundschu Names Bill Shenas Vice President of National Sales

Shenas joined Gundlach Bundschu in November of 2012 as national sales manager, previously spending 15 years with the Hess Collection as director of national accounts and exports. More...

Graham Tatomer of Tatomer Wines Leaves Martian Ranch & Vineyards

Graham Tatomer recently left his post as winemaker for Martian Ranch & Vineyards in Los Alamos, to devote himself full-time to his relatively nascent brand. He began his wine career at 16, when he accepted a cellar job at Santa Barbara Winery. More...

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Hires Jason Welch as Winemaker

Welch will report directly to Mike Wood, director of winemaking and production for Shannon Ridge Family of Wines. Welch developed a keen interest in wine production while in grade school. More...

Aaron Piotter Joins Gallo's Premium Winemaking Team

Piotter, a Sonoma County native, comes to Gallo after 10+ years at Ferrari-Carano Winery. He began his career by pursuing and earning a degree from UC Davis in Viticulture and Enology. More...

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