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Quintessential Hires Kristi-Lyn Smith to California Team


Date: 07/19/12

 Quintessential, the family-owned fine wine import, sales and marketing company headquartered in Napa, CA, has announced the addition of Kristi-Lyn Smith in accounts receivable to its team of wine professionals.

California native Kristi-Lyn Smith joins Quintessential from jobs in the accounting, payroll and human resources departments of a number of California wineries, including Duckhorn and Old Bridge Cellars. Supervised by Holly Neal, Quintessential’s Controller, Kristi-Lyn is handling vendor invoices and employee expenses and finance matters.

Currently living in Napa, Kristi-Lyn was raised in California, Washington and Oregon. She carries an Associates’ Degree from Napa Valley College and attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at its Hyde Park, NY campus.

Quintessential boast a top-notch roster of producers for which they are the exclusive importer and/or marketing and sales company in the US. This list includes Henry’s Drive/Pillar Box, Shrivington, Paringa and 3 Rings from Australia; Bodega Valentin Bianchi and Cayu from Argentina; South Africa’s Simonsig Family Wines; the Chilean wines of Matetic Vineyards, Vina Koyle and Terrapura; Attilio Ghisolfi, Paolo Manzone, Luca Bosio, Ascevi Luwa, Tenuta di Vignole, Casalnova, Cornicelli and Vino dei Fratelli from Italy; Spain’s Bodegas Muriel, Bodegas Valoria, Vina Eguia, Marquis de Elciego, Real Compania de Vino, Bodegas Navarro Lopez and Bodegas y Vinedos Garcia Figuero; the Portuguese wines of Quinta do Vallado; the French wines of Cachette, Esprit du Rhone and Gustave Lorentz; Germany’s Villa Huesgen and Robin Redbreast, the Karolyi Estate wines from Hungary; Eponymous (from California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys), and the Two Angels and Angel’s Secret wines from High Valley, Lake County, Sonoma Valley and California’s Central Coast.

For more information, contact Quintessential at (707) 226-8300 or www.quintessentialwines.com.

Region: California, USA
Job Function: Sales/Marketing, Purchasing/Finance

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