V2 Wine Group Appoints Taylor Craft as Division Vice President, West
V2 Wine Group is pleased to announce the appointment of wine industry veteran Taylor Craft as Division Vice President, West. Taylor, who has 25 years of wine experience, joins V2 Wine Group in this newly created key management position. He will report to Scott Ericson, Senior Vice President of National Sales.
Taylor began his career with the Gallo Sales Company in Northern California and Hawaii where he advanced from distributor sales representative to several management positions. In 1999 he joined Brown Forman Wines where he held numerous management positions in California, Nevada, and Utah. In 2005 Taylor joined Foster’s Wine Estates as a Regional Manager in Northern California. Since 2010 he has been with Don Sebastiani & Sons where he held roles as Western Region Manager and Director of National Accounts. Taylor will be responsible for the 13 Western States (California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Idaho and Hawaii) and will oversee the Region Managers in this division.
“With his breadth of experience in all channels of the industry as both a supplier and a distributor manager, he brings a great wealth of knowledge to this position and to our company”, stated Scott Ericson, Senior VP of National Sales.
V2 Wine Group is a wine producer and provides sales and marketing services to family owned wineries. With a wine portfolio that includes Bouchaine Vineyards, Cameron Hughes Wines, Dry Creek Vineyard, Hedges Family Estate, La Follette Wines, Lake Sonoma Winery, Lucinda & Millie Vineyards, Quivira Vineyards, Steelhead Vineyards, Toad Hollow Vineyards, Torbreck Wines, Valley of the Moon Winery and Vindicated Wines. V2 is dedicated to building strong, innovative wine brands in the North American marketplace. Founded in 2010, the company is a partnership between wine industry veterans Dan and Katy Leese and entrepreneur Pete Kight.