Ladera Vineyards, esteemed Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon producer, announces the hiring of experienced sales and hospitality manager Natalie Bullion as the winery’s new Director of Consumer Sales and Hospitality.
Bullion, a native Texan, has called the Napa Valley home since 2002. Most recently, Bullion has held wine club and hospitality positions at esteemed family-owned wineries in the Napa Valley, including Astrale e Terra and Sawyer Cellars.
Previously, Bullion worked as a sales representative for Glazer’s, where her hands-on approach to consumer sales drove her to become a sales and customer service expert.
Her career in the wine industry started after a winemaking elective at Texas A&M piqued her interest in the science of wine. After graduation, she packed up and moved to the Napa Valley to work in the lab and cellar with wine production. Here she worked a number of harvests, and after working her final harvest in Australia, Natalie was turned on to the sales side of the industry.
In her role as the Director of Consumer Sales and Hospitality at Ladera Vineyards, Bullion will be in charge of direct to consumer sales including entertaining and educating visitors at the winery, as well as creating signature experiences for wine club members and special guests.
ABOUT LADERA VINEYARDS
Ladera Vineyards is located at 150 White Cottage Road South, Angwin, Calif. The winery’s focus is on the hillside estate Cabernet Sauvignons from Howell Mountain. Annually the winery produces approximately 20,000 cases total. A variety of tours and tastings are available by appointment. For additional information, call 707.965.2445 or visit www.laderavineyards.com.