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Caine Thompson Named President of Rabble Wine Company

Posted on October 11, 2017

Paso Robles, California—Rabble Wine Company today announced that it has appointed Caine Thompson to the position of winery president.

Founded in 2012, Rabble Wine Company—DBA Tooth & Nail Winery—has emerged as one of the fastest-growing wineries in the Paso Robles AVA. Rabble Wine Company is known for its balance-driven wines, edgy design aesthetic and distinctive visitor experience.

“Caine’s innovative leadership style is perfectly aligned with the future direction of Rabble Wine Company,” said Rob Murray, the winery’s founder and managing member. “He is a proven teambuilder, and he is ready to take our brands to the next level.”

Thompson comes to Rabble from Locations Wine in Napa Valley, where he served as general manager for what is regarded as one of the world’s most trailblazing wine companies. A native of New Zealand, Thompson holds an MBA and wields multifaceted wine industry experience in executive management, viticultural operations and technical research. He was named New Zealand’s “Young Viticulturist of The Year” in 2009 and earned a “Leadership New Zealand Scholarship” in 2010.

“I like to push boundaries while keeping quality and innovation at the core of company culture—the very hallmarks of Rabble Wine Company,” Thompson said. “I will continue to develop Rabble as a winery that stirs public opinion, inspiring people to think differently about wine.”

Rabble Wine Company encompasses four labels—Rabble, Stasis, Amor Fati and Tooth & Nail. Rabble’s estate winery facility includes a visitor center that operates under the banner of Tooth & Nail Winery. Tooth & Nail Winery is regarded as one of the Paso Robles region’s leading winery destinations, featuring castle-inspired architecture, an expansive tasting room and a robust schedule of concerts and special events.

“We are grateful to our distributors, accounts, consumers and, most important, our loyal wine drinkers for making Rabble Wine Company a success story in five short years,” Murray said. “Now, with Caine at the helm of our operations, the next chapter promises to be even more exciting.”

Rabble Wine Company exists to connect with people and share many passions: exceptional wine, our beautiful community of Paso Robles, and our unconventional winery and brands. The wines and brands we craft push the public to incite a riot in the world of wine. Drink differently, enjoy the Rabble. More at

Region: Central Coast
Job Function: President/Owner/GM

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