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Turn Key Wine Brands Welcomes New Northern California Sales Manager to Team

Posted on December 07, 2017

Santa Maria, CA - Family-owned grower and producer, Turn Key Wine Brands, is pleased to welcome Chance Hochschild as the new Northern California Sales Manager.

Hochschild joins Turn Key Wine Brands after several years working a variety roles in the wine industry, most recently at Turrentine Wine Brokerage as Bulk Wine Sales Coordinator. A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he earned degrees in Agribusiness and Viticulture, Hochschild spent the early part of his career gaining experience in various aspects of the industry. Starting out with direct to consumer sales at Opolo Vineyards in Paso Robles, Hochschild went on to work as a cellar hand, marketing coordinator and wine club manager “to learn the business and find my niche,” explains Hochschild. “The wines of the Central Coast, especially those of the Paso Robles appellation in particular, kickstarted my interest in wine and greatly influenced my decision to pursue a career in the wine industry.”

Hochschild soon became interested in international wines, leading to a move to Chile to pursue work in the bulk wine and exportation business, which he says was “invaluable” for leading him to where he is today. After facilitating bulk wine and casegoods sales both domestically and internationally, Hochschild joins the Turn Key Wine Brands team as Northern California Sales Manager, eager to work alongside “experienced vineyard managers and winemakers, as well as designers and marketers, on such an extensive portfolio of wines.” Adds Hochschild, “I’m excited to be part of such a quality team that creates profitable private labels for our clients.”

Turn Key Wine Brands’ diversified portfolio includes premium bulk wine and market-ready private label wine. A division of Thornhill Companies, Turn Key Wine Brands is owned by the Miller Family, who have been farming California’s Central Coast for five generations. Thornhill Companies includes J. Wilkes Wines, Ballard Lane Wines and Smashberry Wines, Turn Key Wine Brands, custom crush facilities Central Coast Wine Services and Paso Robles Wine Services, and a portfolio of Central Coast vineyards.

Region: Central Coast
Job Function: President/Owner/GM, Sales/Marketing, Vineyard Management/Viticulture

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