Craig Becker, winemaker, general manager and part owner of Somerston Wine Company in the Napa Valley, announced today that Jack Edwards has joined the company team as vice president of sales. The creation of this position marks a new period of growth and expansion for Somerston Wine Company’s brands.
Edwards was most recently director of sales for the Miner Family Winery in Oakville. At Miner since its inception, Edwards spent the last 16 years helping to establish the winery as a nationally recognized brand, selling more than 30,000 cases in 45 states and exporting to more than 10 foreign countries. Prior to Miner, Edwards was the operations director for Lauber Imports in New York.
“Jack’s extensive national and international experience at Miner Family Winery will allow him to facilitate our growth plans and elevate the level of service and support to our distributors, wholesalers and importers,” noted Becker. “Jack’s extensive contacts and long-term relationships will increase market awareness of our brands. He is very well regarded throughout the industry and we share similar values. I am truly excited to welcome Jack to our team!”
“I’m thrilled to be joining Craig Becker and the team at Somerston,” said Edwards. “I was first introduced to the wines in 2012 and was stunned by their quality as well as the beauty of the vineyards and property. I was very excited to be offered the opportunity to lead the sales team in building the brands. I look forward to bringing these great wines to the marketplace and helping to create an iconic Napa Valley brand.”
Somerston Wine Co. includes the Somerston Estate, Priest Ranch and Highflyer wine brands, which are distributed in selected U.S. and international markets. The winery is located in the eastern hills of the Napa Valley, where the company has extensive vineyard acreage. Additional information on Somerston Wine Co. is available at www.somerstonwineco.com or by calling 707-967-8414.