The Hess Collection has named Michael Reid to the newly created position of California state manager, bringing added focus to the winery’s top market. He reports to Jill Goodrich-Collas, senior vice president, national sales manager, and will manage a team of four California sales managers. In addition to California wineries including The Hess Collection, Artezin and MacPhail Family wines, Hess Family Wine Estates also includes Peter Lehmann from Australia, Amalaya and Colomé from Argentina and Glen Carlou from South Africa.
Reid arrives at The Hess Collection from Foley Wine Estates, where he most recently managed sales efforts in California and Arizona. Earlier, he served Ste. Michelle Wine Estates in several assignments, including brand manager for Colorado, and overseeing off premise channels in Southern California.
He is a Certified Specialist of Wine and Certified Specialist of Spirits with the Society of Wine Educators and attended Saddleback University in Mission Viejo. He will be based in southern California.