Mendocino Wine Company announced the appointment of John Girty as vice president of national sales.
Girty, with more than 25 years in the wine industry, comes to MWC from Shannon Ridge Wine Company and will report directly to MWC President, Gary Glass. In his new role, Girty is charged with expanding the national distribution of MWC’s brands, including Parducci Wine Cellars and Paul Dolan Vineyards.
“John’s experience and track record in all trade channels will be instrumental to Mendocino Wine Company’s continued growth and broader market penetration,” said Glass. “Adding a pro like John to the sales team is crucial for leveraging the critical acclaim that our recently launched Parducci Small Lot Blend line has garnered, along with MWC’s other brands.”
“I’m proud to join the Thornhill family, Gary and the entire sales team here at Mendocino Wine Company as the company continues to grow, and I look forward to contributing to its success.” said Girty.
For the past five years, Girty was the vice president of sales and marketing at Shannon Ridge Wine Company, where he created the sales team and set up the company’s national distribution network. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, first as a district manager in the New York and New Jersey region and then as division manager for the west, where he oversaw sales in four Western states, led his team to numerous awards and sales records. Girty is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.