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Chis Lynch Joins Palmateer Consulting as Senior Consultant

Posted on October 25, 2017

SAN RAFAEL, California (October 25, 2017) – Palmateer Consulting, LLC has announced the appointment of Chris Lynch as Senior Consultant. Palmateer Consulting offers a comprehensive range of services to wineries and wine regions seeking to develop their business in the United States.

Lynch joins Gordon Palmateer, who founded Palmateer Consulting in 2010. “Chris and I have known each other for many years as our wine careers have crossed paths. When Chris moved back to California this summer, he and I jumped at the chance to work together. His experience in strategic route to market planning and business development are perfect additions to my consulting business,” said Palmateer.

Lynch is a 30-year veteran of the global fine wine business. He brings Palmateer Consulting a wealth of experience in both the domestic and international wine business. He has held marketing and general management positions with E&J Gallo Winery, Kendall-Jackson, Moet Hennessy, Allied Domecq, Pernod Ricard, Jim Beam and Terlato Wine Group. Lynch left his most recent position as Chief Development Officer at Terlato Wine Group to return home to the Napa and Sonoma area with his wife Brenda and family. Brenda and Chris also own and run Mutt Lynch Winery.

“I’m thrilled to join Palmateer Consulting and help expand the consulting division of the company. Gordon and I worked together on consulting projects before I joined Terlato. The opportunity to work with him again was a natural fit upon my return. Together, Gordon and I will expand the company’s offerings and take on new clients,” said Lynch.

About Palmateer Consulting

Palmateer Consulting provides innovative and comprehensive operational, distribution and marketing strategies to domestic and international premium wineries. Palmateer Consulting couples creative excellence and business acumen with more than 30 years of wine industry experience in distribution, marketing and sales. This skill set enables Palmateer Consulting to design innovative operating models that deliver clients value and to develop integrated marketing programs that build powerful brands. For more information on Palmateer Consulting, visit

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