Pahlmeyer LLC announced the appointment of Brian Kelleher to the new position of director of commercial sales. Kelleher is a veteran wine sales strategist who previously served as Pahlmeyer’s western divisional sales manager. In his new role, Kelleher will be responsible for all wholesale sales channels in the U.S and internationally.
Prior to his western division manager role at Pahlmeyer, Kelleher was the national sales manager for Pieta Santa Winery, followed by a stint with Wine Creek Cellars (later the V2 Wine Group), where he was managing U.S. sales for Torbreck Vineyards and Winery, Quivira Winery, as well as La Follette. Wines. Kelleher also worked for Vincor in the Pacific Northwest as Region Manager, prior to Constellation’s acquisition in 2006.
“We’ve had a couple tough supply years yet the health and growth of our business, especially in the Western Division has been exceptional. It’s a testament to the strength of our brands and the partnerships Brian’s helped forge with our wholesalers and the trade,” said Brian Hilliard, president of Pahlmeyer LLC.
“Pahlmeyer is an iconic winery that has played an important role in making Napa Valley what it is today,” said Kelleher. “I am thrilled to take on this new responsibility to help preserve and advance Pahlmeyer’s presence and reputation.”
Kelleher is avid wine lover, culinary devotee and fanatic of all things related to his hometown of Boston. Even though it’s far from the third baseline at Fenway, Kelleher , his wife and two kids call California home. In his rare spare time, he coaches girls softball and basketball.
Pahlmeyer was launched in 1986 by Jayson Pahlmeyer whose captivation and obsession with wine led him to switch from trial law mid-career. The winery is known for its opulent, archetypal California-style wines of exceptional quality, including the flagship Proprietary Red Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend, as well as Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. For more information, visit www.Pahlmeyer.com.