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John Trant joins Rutherford Ranch Winery as Direct to Consumer Manager

Posted on December 11, 2012

Morgan Zaninovich, general manager of Rutherford Wine Company, announced the appointment of John Trant as direct to consumer manager for Rutherford Ranch Winery. Trant comes to RRW from Grgich Hills Estate and will lead the hospitality team, the wine club and all direct-to-consumer sales efforts.

John received his Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Southern New Hampshire University and arrived in the Napa Valley in 2009 to pursue a career in the wine industry.

“Personally, sustainable and organic business practices are essential, for the employees and the
consumers. That’s why I’m excited about joining Rutherford Ranch – the family has a genuine commitment to sustainable winegrowing and winemaking – and the wines are delicious!”

Rutherford Ranch Winery ( is located on the Napa Valley’s Silverado Trail and produces a portfolio of award-winning wines.

It is part of the Rutherford Wine Company which also produces and distributes Scott Family Estate (Arroyo Seco), Round Hill (California), Predator Old Vine Zinfandel (Lodi), Lander-Jenkins (premium California), Rhiannon (California), and Silver Buckle (Lodi and Central Coast) wines.

Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Direct to Consumer

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