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Hess Family Wine Estates Appoints Vice President of National Accounts On-Premise

The Company Elevates and Expands Brian Batridge's Role at the Winery
by Press Release
October 14, 2016

NAPA, CALIF., October 11, 2016 – Napa-based Hess Family Wine Estates, one of the premier family-owned companies in the world of wine, announced today the promotion of Brian Batridge to Vice President of National Accounts On-Premise.

Mr. Batridge’s new specialist role as VP of National Accounts On-Premise will aim to further enhance the company’s U.S. Route-to-Market capabilities and will direct and support the Mark Wine Group. Mr. Batridge will also be tasked to strengthen momentum in this important brand building channel.

“We are delighted to have Brian move into this specialist role at Hess Family Wine Estates,” Chief Operating Officer at Hess Family Wine Estates John Grant said. “During his tenure, Mr. Batridge has been instrumental in contributing to the success of our sales team and he is well-suited for the challenges of his new role as VP of National Accounts On-Premise.”

Mr. Batridge joined Hess Family Wine Estates in 2002 and is a 28-year veteran of the fine wine business. After acquiring degrees in Restaurant Management and French Language & Culture from Bowling Green State University, a brief education at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and two years managing with the Stouffer Restaurant Company, Mr. Batridge entered the wholesale wine trade at The Wine House of Union Liquor Company. After nearly 15 years of selling wine to both restaurants and fine wine retailers, Mr. Batridge joined The Hess Collection Winery.

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Hess Family Estates produces terroir driven wines on three continents, and includes the wines of The Hess Collection on Mount Veeder in the Napa Valley; Artezin from California’s North Coast; MacPhail Family Wines, with Pinot Noir expressions from California greatest growing regions; Colomé and Amalaya from the Salta Province of Argentina; and Glen Carlou from Paarl, South Africa.

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