Napa Valley's Arrow&Branch Estate Vineyard has named Pamela Jessup-Carter as director of sales. Arrow&Branch produces several premium wines including a Bordeaux-style Cabernet blend that was recently rated "Outstanding" by Wine Spectator.
A resident of Sonoma, Jessup-Carter is already well-known in Napa Valley for her earlier work as a vintner with Jessup Cellars and opening the first tasting room in Yountville in 2004. She most recently was director of sales at Porthos, an Internet-based wine retailer, and a member of the Wine Insiders tasting panel.
"Pamela is an accomplished and results-driven wine business professional with over 20 years of experience growing businesses and leading sales. She has a comprehensive background in all wine business activities, including Internet sales and marketing, direct-to-consumer sales and national distribution channels," said Steve Contursi, co-proprietor with his wife Seanne of the five-acre Arrow&Branch Estate Vineyard.
"I am proud to now represent Arrow&Branch's exquisite wines. Managing allocations will be a key component in my new role due to the limited cases available and the buzz of excitement that follows when a hot new wine hits the scene," Jessup-Carter said. "It's a privilege to work with Steve and Seanne and their talented team and to be on the ground floor of such a promising winery. I look forward to drawing on my vast array of wine and business experience to build on the vision of Arrow&Branch."
Steve and Seanne Contursi purchased their initial, organic vineyard in Napa’s newest AVA of Coombsville from renowned Napa Valley winemaker Tony Soter in 2007. They also have acquired an adjoining vineyard property that was recently planted this past spring. Arrow&Branch also purchases grapes from some of Napa’s most sought after vineyards including Beckstoffer Dr. Crane’s Vineyard and Stagecoach Vineyard.
"Seeking out the best grape sources in Napa keeps our award-winning winemaker Jennifer Williams very busy making world class wine for Arrow&Branch," said Contursi.
For additional information about Arrow&Branch's Napa Valley red and white wines, visit www.ArrowandBranch.com or call (707) 200-3640.