Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

Trefethen Family Vineyards appoints Jon Ruel as President


Date: 09/19/13

The Trefethen Family announces the promotion of Jon Ruel to President of Trefethen Family Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Since his arrival at Trefethen as viticulturist in 2004, Jon has played a key role in furthering the company’s mission of making world-class wines that capture their estate vineyard’s unique terroir. In 2008, he assumed responsibility for guiding the entire process from soil to bottle when he was appointed Vice President of Operations and Director of Viticulture and Winemaking. He approaches winegrowing with a keen environmental awareness derived from his scientific background, which includes two M.S. degrees - one in Viticulture and Enology and another in Ecology.

The scope of Jon’s role at Trefethen expanded again in 2011 when he was named Chief Operating Officer and was tasked with managing all departments across the company. Ruel has also been committed to serving the local industry and is currently President of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, having served on the board since 2007. He also served on the advisory council of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for 3 years.

In his own words: “I truly believe that great wine is the product of great terroir and a passionate team. We have both here at Trefethen.” Ruel continues, “I got into this industry because I wanted to combine the intellectual demands of science with the satisfaction of crafting something tangible, something truly delicious. My viticulture training helped me understand the needs of the vines but it was only through my work at Trefethen that I began to realize the importance of every single person in the operation. My job has evolved from cultivating the vineyards to cultivating the success of our employees. I am honored to accept the role of president as we work together towards a bright future!”

“Jon is entrusted to lead the company to new heights in our continued pursuit of excellence and we have every confidence in him,” say John and Janet Trefethen who remain as Chairman of the Board and CEO, respectively.

Job Function: President/Owner/GM

submit people news

Submit your press release and photo to people@winebusiness.com

wines & vines directory

Search wineries, growers, distributors, and industry suppliers in North America

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  yesterday at 5:08PM PDT
- used barrels  •  yesterday at 4:15PM PDT
- used barrels  •  Apr 16, 2014 at 10:46AM PDT
- used barrels  •  Apr 16, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT

latest real estate

- real estate  •  Apr 16, 2014 at 1:42PM PDT
- real estate  •  Apr 9, 2014 at 12:08PM PDT
- real estate  •  Apr 8, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT
- real estate  •  Apr 8, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT
- real estate  •  Apr 8, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  yesterday at 4:30PM PDT
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 10:59AM PDT
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 10:11AM PDT
- used equipment  •  Apr 15, 2014 at 12:58PM PDT
- used equipment  •  Apr 15, 2014 at 10:22AM PDT

industry events

Apr 18
CA
Apr 24
NJ
Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.