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William Molinari joins Kunde as Chief Financial Officer


Date: 11/19/09

Kunde Family Estate announced the appointment of William Molinari to the position of Chief Financial Officer at the family-owned Sonoma Valley winery. Molinari was most recently senior manager, financial planning and analysis of pharmaceutical company DEY LP, and his 23 year career has also included Fosters Wine Estates Americas and F. Korbel & Bros., Inc.

“Bill will be a great asset to Kunde Family Estate moving forward,” said winery president Don Chase. “The family welcomes his expertise and impressive track record in financial management and controllership.”

Molinari holds a BS in Business Administration/Accounting from San Jose State University, is a member of the Institute for Management Accountants, and is both a Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant.

Kunde Family Estate is one of the North Coast’s premier wine estates. Located in the Sonoma Valley, the family’s scenic 1,850-acre estate has been managed by five generations since 1904. The Kunde Family Estate winery, built in 1990, produces 100,000 cases annually with distribution throughout the United States. Today, the Kunde family sustainably farms twenty grape varietals on 750-acres of estate vineyards. The Kunde family’s sustainable farming efforts have earned them multiple awards; among them the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), the State of California’s highest environmental honor, in 2008, and Second Level Green Business Certification, the highest level awarded by the San Francisco Bay Area Green Business Program, in 2005.

Region: North America
Job Function: Purchasing/Finance

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