Quintessential, the family-owned fine wine import, sales and marketing company headquartered in Napa, CA, has hired Richard Garcia to the New York area sales team.
Richard Garcia, who joins Quintessential to cover Long Island, New York has worked in nearly every part of the wine industry…distributor sales, importer and winery representative, and retail. For 20 years, Richard was a Suffolk County territory manager for Cazanove-Opici Wine Group and was the importer and distributor’s “Salesperson of the Year” in 2000. He also worked for four years as Director of Sales for well-known Long Island winery, Peconic Bay.
Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Richard graduated Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, minoring in both Economics and Psychology.
He also holds certificates in business from Cornell University and attended sales management seminars at C.W. Post. Rich also earned the Comite National Des Vins De France Certificat De Merite in 1995. Married with three grown children, Richard currently resides in Mattituck, NY.
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.