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Sterling Vineyards Names Harry Hansen Senior Winemaker


Date: 09/21/11

Sterling Vineyards, a leading producer of Napa Valley wines, announced today that it has named Harry Hansen as Senior Winemaker. In his new position, Hansen will be responsible for leading the Sterling winemaking team and overseeing all wine production.

"Commitment to quality, vision, and teamwork are the foundations on which Sterling was built," said David Hayman, Senior Vice President Wines Operations for Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines. "Harry has a proven track-record for creating world-class wines. And under his leadership, Sterling Vineyards will continue to be at the forefront of California winemaking."

Prior to being named Senior Winemaker at Sterling Vineyards, Hansen held the position of Director of Winemaking for Edna Valley. Hansen's tenure with Edna Valley began in 2001 as winemaker and was ultimately promoted to Director of Winemaking in 2008. Harry has a degree in genetics from University of California, Davis and went on to receive his master's in enology, also from Davis.

"I look forward to carrying on the Sterling tradition of quality and intend to work with our winemaking team to continue to make visionary wines and to cultivate Sterling's reputation as an industry leader," said Harry.

About DIAGEO

Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor, Buchanan's and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

 

Job Function: Winemaking

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