Lauren Brooke joins Evening Land Vineyards as its new eastern regional sales manager. “We are pleased to welcome Ms. Brooke to our team. She is a highly motivated professional and we look forward to her enthusiasm and engagement,” said Greg Ralston, president and CEO, in making the announcement.
The placement was made by The Cypress Group (www.cypress-grp.com) of St. Helena, California.
Brooke’s responsibilities will include the strengthening of the wholesale sales distribution of the EveningLand brands for the eastern region of the country. She is based in the company’s Santa Rosa office.
Brooke is well experienced in the fine wine wholesale sector, having worked with distributor sales forces for a number of years. A recent project was writing the wine list and training modules for a pop up restaurant concept for Bravo’s Top Chef. She has worked for Terlato Wines and Winebow in New York. Brooke holds a B.A. in journalism-marketing/design from Duquesne University. She is a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, having reached Level II as a Certified Sommelier. She is also a member of the Guild of Professional Sommeliers and the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as the U.S. Lacrosse Organization. Early in her professional life she was the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Duquesne University.
Based in Santa Rosa, Evening Land Vineyards offers a collection of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from four great wine regions: Burgundy, the Santa Rita Hills, the Sonoma Coast and the Willamette Valley. Evening Land organically farms over 120 acres of heritage vineyards that produce 13 Estate wines. More information is available at www.eveninglandvineyards.com.