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Quintessential Hires Joe Gentry to California Staff

Posted on July 19, 2012

Quintessential, the family-owned fine wine import, sales and marketing company headquartered in Napa, CA, has announced the addition of Joe Gentry in sales to its team of wine professionals.

Joe Gentry is working as the Northern California sales representative for Quintessential under Steve Kreps, Jr. His is selling the Quintessential portfolio of fine, family-owned wineries and wines from San Francisco’s North Bay through Napa, Sonoma and counties north to the California-Oregon border. Born and raised in Sacramento, CA, Joe is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master

Sommeliers Guild and comes to Quintessential with over 20 years’ experience working at some of the finest restaurants in California and Las Vegas, including The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, and the Las Vegas branches of Boucheron and Postrio. He was acclaimed in Sacramento Magazine as one of the most “knowledgeable and professional” servers. Joe is married and currently lives in Napa, CA with his wife and daughter.

Quintessential boast a top-notch roster of producers for which they are the exclusive importer and/or marketing and sales company in the US. This list includes Henry’s Drive/Pillar Box, Shrivington, Paringa and 3 Rings from Australia; Bodega Valentin Bianchi and Cayu from Argentina; South Africa’s Simonsig Family Wines; the Chilean wines of Matetic Vineyards, Vina Koyle and Terrapura; Attilio Ghisolfi, Paolo Manzone, Luca Bosio, Ascevi Luwa, Tenuta di Vignole, Casalnova, Cornicelli and Vino dei Fratelli from Italy; Spain’s Bodegas Muriel, Bodegas Valoria, Vina Eguia, Marquis de Elciego, Real Compania de Vino, Bodegas Navarro Lopez and Bodegas y Vinedos Garcia Figuero; the Portuguese wines of Quinta do Vallado; the French wines of Cachette, Esprit du Rhone and Gustave Lorentz; Germany’s Villa Huesgen and Robin Redbreast, the Karolyi Estate wines from Hungary; Eponymous (from California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys), and the Two Angels and Angel’s Secret wines from High Valley, Lake County, Sonoma Valley and California’s Central Coast.

For more information, contact Quintessential at (707) 226-8300 or

Region: California, USA
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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