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Frank Family Vineyards Hires Megan deZendegui as Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

Posted on April 03, 2017

(March 31, 2017; Calistoga, Calif.)—Rich and Leslie Frank, owners of Frank Family Vineyards in the Napa Valley, are pleased to announce that Megan deZendegui will join the winery as Midwestern regional sales manager. deZendegui is based in Illinois, and will manage sales and distribution for Frank Family Vineyards in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.

deZendegui brings over 13 years of wine sales experience to Frank Family Vineyards. She spent the last 12 years working in various managerial sales positions at Quintessential Wines, most recently serving as Central Division Sales Manager. In this role, deZendegui managed regional sales for an international portfolio of 40 wineries and oversaw a team of three regional sales managers. Prior to that, she held positions as Midwest Regional Manager, Florida State Manager, Illinois State Manager, and Western Division Sales Manager for Quintessential Wines.

“Megan has an incredible amount of invaluable wine sales experience in the Midwest, and we are looking forward to utilizing her expertise in this market. She is keenly aware of market trends, and her contacts will be a tremendous asset in helping to grow Frank Family’s presence in high-end wine retailers and restaurants in the region,” says General Manager and Winemaker Todd Graff.

“Megan’s flawless and respected reputation underscores our dedication to building the Frank Family Vineyard brand and enhancing our partnerships with distributors and key fine wine accounts throughout the U.S.” adds Chris Vyenielo, Vice President of National Sales.

About Frank Family Vineyards

Frank Family Vineyards was founded in 1992 by former Disney Studios president, Rich Frank. First constructed as the Historic Larkmead Winery in 1884, the stone building on property is the third oldest in Napa and appears on the National Register of Historical Places. Today, Frank Family owns over 380 acres of vineyards in the Napa Valley. Frank Family’s reputation for having the friendliest hospitality in Napa Valley has fans flocking to the tasting room on Larkmead Lane, making it one of the most popular tasting rooms in wine country. In 2015, Frank Family received Napa Green certifications for both land and winery. Frank Family produces a limited number of reserve wines and sparkling wines which are only available at the winery and on select restaurant wine lists. Frank Family’s Napa Valley Chardonnay ($35), Pinot Noir ($35), Petite Sirah ($35), Zinfandel ($37) and Cabernet Sauvignon ($50) are distributed nationally.

Region: The Plains, USA
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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