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Miller Family Wine Company, a Division of The Thornhill Companies, Appoints Justin Taliaferro as National Sales Manager

Posted on November 09, 2018

Santa Maria, CA – Miller Family Wine Company, the newest division of the industry-leading Thornhill Companies, is pleased to welcome Justin Taliaferro as National Sales Manager.

Taliaferro joins Miller Family Wine Company after serving as Vice President of Sales, Central United States for Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), where he managed and supported the business relationship between both TWE and Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits across the Central United States. During his 8.5 years with TWE, Taliaferro covered approximately 20 states while living in 3 geographic regions, building high performing teams and supporting various business transitions across a multitude of Franchise, Open, and Control markets, including the notable Diageo Wine Acquisition/Integration, among others. Prior to TWE, Justin worked his way up at E&J Gallo Winery across 2 distributor networks and gained experience within Gallo across multiple roles in the Pacific Northwest.

An avid wine enthusiast with a proven track record of delivering strong and sustainable business growth,

Taliaferro brings more than 16 years of beverage alcohol experience to his new role at Miller Family Wine Company. “We’re thrilled to welcome Justin as our new National Sales Manager,” shares Nicholas Miller, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, whom Taliaferro will work closely with to oversee bottled/case goods while supporting multiple areas of business development. “Justin’s role will require him to be closely involved in various aspects of the business, including Sales Team development, Route to Market initiatives, and developing a road map to deliver against the current 3-year plan,” explains Miller.

“Given his prior experience and deep knowledge of market trends and initiatives, we expect Justin to be a significant asset to our team as we launch this new entity of the family business,” adds Marshall Miller, Vice President of Operations.

Taliaferro lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and kids. As outdoor enthusiasts, Taliaferro and his family enjoy camping, four-wheeling, boating, and vacationing to the mountains of Montana.

About Miller Family Wine Company

Miller Family Wine Company is a new entity that falls under Thornhill Companies and includes the management of French Camp Vineyard in Paso Robles, acclaimed national wine brands including J. Wilkes, Ballard Lane, Barrel Burner, and Smashberry, Control Label brands with prominent retailers across the U.S., and the leading regional winery facilities of Central Coast Wine Services and Paso Robles Wine Services.

For more information on Miller Family Wine Company, please visit

Region: California, USA
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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