Bianchi Winery (www.bianchiwine.com) has appointed Adrianna Santiago to Tasting Room Manager. The announcement was made today by Beau Bianchi, President of Sales & Marketing, and her appointment is effective immediately.
Ms. Santiago has been a wine industry executive for nearly a decade, most recently at Vina Robles Winery. She served as Vina Robles events manager since 2007, including organization of the winery’s public and private events as well as the policies and procedures for all events. She worked closely in the recruitment, training and evaluation of staff and also created sales presentations for new event clients.
Prior to Vina Robles Winery, Ms. Santiago worked with Bianchi Winery for three years as the event coordinator/assistant tasting room manager. In this role she organized and executed all public and private events, promoted and processed all wine club shipments, and assisted with marketing and advertising promotion. For the tasting room, she ordered and maintained merchandise and served as a customer service representative.
Before her first stint with Bianchi Winery, Ms. Santiago worked at Heritage Oaks Bank from 2001 to 2006, where she executed marketing and promotional activities and assisted clients with banking transactions.
Ms. Santiago is a 2004 graduate of California Polytechnic State University, and holds a BS in Recreation Administration with a concentration in Special Event Management and a minor in Business Marketing.
About Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room
The Bianchi family’s roots in the California wine industry date back to 1974 when Joseph Bianchi and his son, Glenn, invested in a winery and vineyard on the banks of the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley of California. Utilizing the most advanced farming and production technologies, the Bianchi family pioneered its way to producing award-winning wines and quickly grew to become an industry leader.
Looking to advance the family brand to another level in winemaking, Glenn eventually identified Paso Robles as offering terroir that met his specific needs. In 2000, he purchased the 40 acres that would become the home of Bianchi Winery and Tasting Room, the fulfillment of his dream to provide guests with an awe-inspiring sensory experience.
Today the winery’s estate vineyards produce varietal grapes that are best suited for the rolling hills of this micro-climate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel. The winery also produces popular wines from high quality sourced grapes grown in and around Paso Robles and along the Central Coast. These include a Santa Barbara Chardonnay, Arroyo Grande Pinot Grigio, Santa Maria Pinot Noir, Paso Robles Petite Sirah and embracing the Bianchi’s Italian heritage, a Sangiovese and the uncommon Refosco.