The Vintner Group, a wholesaler and importer of fine wines based in Ashland, VA, announces the appointment of Brian Koziol, MS as Florida Sales Director for Stacole Fine Wines.
Koziol most recently served as Director of Strategic Accounts On-premise for Treasury Wine Estates. Additionally, Koziol has worked for the Walt Disney World Company where he oversaw the beverage programs for several award-winning restaurants. He is one of only 118 wine professionals in North America to have earned the title of Master Sommelier, and currently conducts training seminars on behalf of the Court of Master Sommeliers.
In his new role at Stacole Fine Wines, Koziol will be responsible for directing fine wine sales in on and off premise channels, marketing fine wines through education and expertise and building key and strategic relationships throughout Florida.
Founded in 1980, The Vintner Group is the premiere dedicated fine wine and craft spirit wholesaler in the U.S. The Vintner Group’s knowledge-based sales culture and customer-centric approach have allowed the company to grow organically and independently, acquiring Stacole Fine Wines of Boca Raton in September, 2010.
With two Master Sommeliers now on their staff, The Vintner Group and Stacole Fine Wines is positioned to be a leader in education and fine wine sales in Florida and throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
"Stacole Fine Wines was a top distributor during my Walt Disney World tenure. I'm looking forward to working with the sales team and suppliers as we bring this world class wine and spirits portfolio to the Florida market." –Brian Koziol, MS
“We’re thrilled to have Brian join the Stacole Fine Wine Team. We’ve been working in a parallel universe for many years crossing paths in Florida and beyond. Finally, we’ll be working together with an amazing portfolio of first class wines and craft spirits.” – Laura DePasquale, MS
ABOUT THE VINTNER GROUP
The Vintner Group is comprised of The Country Vintner and Stacole Fine Wines— both fine wine and craft sprits wholesalers with regional operations, Craft + Estate, a national fine wine importing company, The American Still Life Collection, a portfolio of regional hand-made spirits from around the nation. The vision of The Vintner Group is to have the feel and accessibility of a small fine wine group with the reach and resources of a much larger organization.