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Truett-Hurst Inc. Appoints Michael Fine National Sales Manager


Date: 01/15/14

Truett-Hurst Inc.(THI) of Healdsburg, California has appointed Michael A. Fine as national sales manager--a move that addresses the company’s prodigious growth since its first year of operation in 2008.

Fine will be responsible for managing the distribution network set up for Truett-Hurst Inc. in the U.S. over the last 3 years, totaling a span of 45 states. He will be managing the network to achieve sales and placement goals for TH Inc. wines in the broad market. Those brands include; Healdsburg Ranches, Bradford Mountain Estate, VML Wines, Paper Boy & Colby Red.

Fine arrives at THI with superb credentials and valuable wine-buyer contacts. His most recent post from 2009 to end of 2013 was C. Mondavi and Family as both Southwest regional manager and director of retail chains. Preceding C. Mondavi & Family he was employed by Southern Wine and Spirits, as southwest district manager, sales trainer, and director of education in New Mexico.

Acclaimed as owner of Sportsman’s Fine Wines and Spirits Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona, Fine grew the store to three Wine Bar/Retail stores from 1987 to 2006. In 2005 Sportsman’s was recognized by Beverage Retailer Magazine as “One of the Top 50 Wine Stores in the U.S.”

Vice president, sales and marketing for TH Inc., Jim Kopp remarks, “I’m personally thrilled about the contributions Mike will make to the growth of our enterprise as we tap into the successful track record he brings to Truett-Hurst.”

About Truett-Hurst Inc.

Truett-Hurst Inc. (NASDAQ: THST) is an innovative and growing super-premium and ultra-premium wine sales, marketing, and production company based in the acclaimed Dry Creek and Russian River valleys of Sonoma County, California. Our corporate website is www.truetthurstinc.com. Our principal executive offices are located at 4035 Westside Road, Healdsburg, California 95448, and our telephone number is 707.431.4423. We are an “emerging growth company” as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), enacted on April 5, 2012, a small reporting company as defined by Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act, and a controlled company as defined by the corporate governance rules of NASDAQ.

Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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