Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

Union Wine Company Hires New Sales Manager Lisa Taaffe


Date: 04/22/14

Union Wine Company announced two new additions to the winery’s growing roster. JP Caldcleugh will head up production as Union’s winemaker, and Lisa Taaffe will join the company’s sales team as Midwest sales manager.

“We take great pride in carefully selecting the best talents to join our tight-knit operation, and JP and Lisa are both great fits for our growing Union team,” said Ryan Harms, Union Wine Co.’s founder and owner. “Not only do they each bring extensive experience in their areas, but they also both embrace our ‘pinkies down’ philosophy. I’m confident and optimistic about the future success of Union Wine Company with JP and Lisa onboard,” Harms added.

Lisa Taaffe joins the Union team as an accomplished wine sales professional, based in Chicago. Most recently, Taaffe was the Midwest regional sales manager for Domaine Serene Winery, representing ultra-premium Oregon wines within an eight state territory. Throughout her career, she has assembled a solid network of on- and off-premise relationships throughout the mid-West and is credited with helping to establish and build many successful wine brands.

“When I first met Ryan and the rest of the Union crew, I knew I had met a team that was as passionate about Oregon wine as me,” Taaffe commented. “Now I have the perfect job; selling Union wines and educating people about how great wine can be affordable and why Oregon is one of the best wine growing regions in the world.”

Taaffe also holds a Level One Certificate with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is an active member of Women for WineSense, a board member of Ascension School and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago.

About Union Wine Company

Founded in 2005, Union Wine Company embraces the artistry of making great wine, minus all the fuss. Union cares more about what goes into the glass than what kind of glass it is. Not willing to sacrifice taste or value, Union’s founder and owner Ryan Harms challenges his team to balance tradition with the latest technology, crafting exceptional Oregon wines at extraordinary prices. Union’s three wine series, Underwood, Kings Ridge and Alchemist, all capture the spirit of Oregon in a way you can put on your table every day. Union Wine Co. wines are distributed in more than 40 national markets and four export markets. For more information on Union Wine Co. and where to find it, visit www.unionwinecompany.com or call 971-322-4791.
 

Region: Oregon
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

submit people news

Submit your press release and photo to people@winebusiness.com

wines & vines directory

Search wineries, growers, distributors, and industry suppliers in North America

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  yesterday at 9:55PM PDT
- used barrels  •  yesterday at 12:28PM PDT
- used barrels  •  yesterday at 12:28PM PDT
- used barrels  •  Aug 25, 2014 at 3:13PM PDT
- used barrels  •  Aug 25, 2014 at 10:37AM PDT

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  yesterday at 8:28PM PDT
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 5:00PM PDT
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 5:00PM PDT
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 5:00PM PDT

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  yesterday at 3:44PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 25, 2014 at 3:25PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 25, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 22, 2014 at 11:32AM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 21, 2014 at 4:06PM PDT

industry events

Aug 28
CA
Aug 30
CA
Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.