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Purple Wine Company Appoints Ryan Conner as Southern California Area Manager

Posted on November 04, 2013

As part of its ongoing commitment to investment in the company’s sales & marketing capabilities, Purple Wine Company is pleased to announce that Ryan Conner has been hired as Southern California Area Manager where he will be responsible for sales execution in one of the country’s top wine markets. His past wine experience in Northern California built a proficiency in all aspects of distribution as well as retail and on premise sales. He will report to Rick Dodd, Western Division Manager.

“These new hires and promotions cement our commitment to strengthening the company and injecting new energy and enthusiasm as we position our brands for future growth,” commented the company’s Owner and CEO Derek Benham.

About Purple Wine Company
Purple Wine Company was founded in 2001 by Derek Benham and is based in Graton, California and was named to Inc. Magazine’s top 5,000 companies in 2012. Its mission is to create wines of outstanding quality and consistent style from vintage to vintage. The wines are bottled by its sister production company, Sonoma Wine Company using thoughtful and award-winning water and energy conservation practices while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Current brands include: Alto Cinco, Avalon, BEX, Four Vines and Cryptic. Both Avalon and Four Vines were named Hot Prospect Brands by M. Shanken’s Impact Newsletter in 2012, tracking the most promising wine and spirits growth brands in the marketplace. For more information, please visit

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