SEATTLE—Aug. 21, 2013—Underscoring aggressive growth plans for the Southeast, Precept Wine announced today the appointment of John Hadley as its Florida Regional Manager. He will report to Shane Owens, Southeast Divisional Vice President.
Hadley most recently served as Field Sales Manager for Biltmore Estate Wine Company, based in Asheville, North Carolina. Previously a grocery industry professional for 17 years with Publix Supermarkets throughout the Southeast, he took the leap to Jacksonville, Fla.-based Premier Beverage with Publix as his key account in 2006. Hadley concurrently served with distinction in the United States Army from 1993-1996 as a medical sergeant.
“John’s many years of experience in the off-premise sector, his wine knowledge and hard work ethic make him an integral part of the growing Precept team,” Owens said. “He will be a valuable asset in taking our Florida business to the next level. “
Founded in 2003, Precept Wine is the largest privately held wine company in the Pacific Northwest and the 19th largest wine producer in North America. Precept Wine is an integrated wine company that owns more than 4,200 vineyard acres, employs a team of winemakers and operational staff at eight production facilities and operates 10 tasting rooms. Its quality driven portfolio has garnered more than 350 combined Best Buy ratings and 90+ point scores from leading wine publications, including Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate, and Wine & Spirits. More at www.preceptwine.com.