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Frank Family Vineyards Expands Sales Force With Hire of Ken Doyle


Date: 04/04/13

Frank Family Vineyards is expanding its sales team with the hire of Ken Doyle as eastern regional manager. The new position is being created to enhance the winery's presence in the New York metropolitan area and to complement work with vice president of national sales, Scott Lloyd.

A Napa Valley-based producer, Frank Family Vineyards was founded in 1992 and has gradually increased its vineyard holdings to over 380 acres, primarily in Rutherford and Carneros. This fall, Rich Frank announced the purchase of 87 acres of premium vineyard land in the Rutherford AVA, with plans to steadily increase production. "We already have a popular tasting room and an exceptional winemaker, Todd Graff," says Frank. "To assure quality at every level, we are focusing on putting our profits back into buying great vineyards," he says.

A New Jersey native, Doyle brings vast experience in East Coast wine sales to the company having most recently served as a Manhattan sales representative for Martin Scott Wines where he was responsible for the growth of on-premise accounts. He previously worked with importer and distributor VOS Selections as the New York and New Jersey representative, and with Lauber Imports as a regional sales associate for its international portfolios. Doyle's entry to wine sales started in 1998 as a sales representative with Wine Warehouse in Los Angeles.

"Frank Family Vineyards is a household name for California wine lovers on the West Coast, and I am excited to increase awareness of these wines to the eastern markets," says Doyle. "Our goals are to strengthen the winery's presence in existing markets while continuing to introduce Frank Family to new wine lovers."

About Frank Family Vineyards

With some of the finest vineyard land in Napa Valley and one of the best word-of-mouth followings, Frank Family Vineyards has become a household name for lovers of premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The winery has grown from a boutique fledgling producer to a well-respected name recognized on a national level. Frank Family's reputation for having the friendliest hospitality in Napa Valley has fans flocking to the tasting room on Larkmead Lane, making it one of the most popular tasting rooms in wine country. Frank Family has been awarded "Best Napa Winery" in ABC 7's "Bay Area A-list" for four consecutive years, was named "2012 Winery of the Year" by the Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine and ranked #25 in Wine & Spirits magazine's 24th annual restaurant poll, which features the top 50 wines in America's best restaurants.

Frank Family Vineyards wines are distributed in all 50 states and are available for purchase online at www.frankfamilyvineyards.com.

Regions: Southeast, USA; Northeast, USA; Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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