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Corliss Estates Hires Erik McLaughlin as Director of Wineries

Date: 12/22/10

Erik McLaughlin has been appointed Director of Wineries for Corliss Estates in Walla Walla, Washington, effective January 10, 2011. Corliss Estates produces wine at the Corliss, Tranche, and Red Mountain Vineyard (RMV) wineries. Erik will report to Michael and Lauri Corliss.

Previously, Erik served as National Sales Director at Oregon’s Willamette Valley Vineyards, whose Founder & CEO Jim Bernau stated, “This new winery leadership opportunity allows Erik to use all his talents and interests - we are happy for him and his family. We will miss him.”

"Erik's expertise in sales, distribution, marketing and public relations will be a great asset to us as we move into 2011. We look forward to working with Erik and drawing on his wealth of experience and strategic insight," stated Michael Corliss.

Erik can be contacted at

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