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Frank Family Vineyards Hires Frank Markovich as Southeast Regional Sales Manager

Posted on October 11, 2019

Calistoga, Calif.—Rich and Leslie Frank, owners of Frank Family Vineyards in the Napa Valley, have hired Frank Markovich as Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Markovich is based in Florida and will manage sales and distribution for Frank Family Vineyards in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Markovich has over 18 years of wine sales experience in Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Bermuda. Prior to joining the Frank Family team, Markovich served as Florida-South Carolina regional manager at V2 Wine Group. Before that, he held sales positions at Clos La Chance Winery, Laetitia Vineyard & Winery, Grgich Hills Estate and Robert Mondavi.

Markovich is a U.S. Army veteran, and served as a Specialist E-4 Airborne Infantry from 1991-1994. He holds a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University. In his free time, Markovich enjoys watching soccer and is an avid Liverpool FC fan.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Frank to the team,” says Frank Family Vice President of National Sales, Chris Vyenielo. “His experience managing business plans for luxury wine brands will be a tremendous asset to growing our portfolio across high-end retailers and restaurants in the southeastern United States.”

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, and in 2015 received Napa Green certifications for both the land and winery. Frank Family’s reputation for having the friendliest hospitality in Napa Valley has fans flocking to the tasting room on Larkmead Lane, which has been named “Best Napa Winery” by the Bay Area A-List for an unprecedented eight years in a row, making it one of the most popular tasting rooms in wine country. Its 2014 Patriarch was recently ranked #5 in California Cabernet by Vivino. Regular tastings of Frank Family’s limited-production reserve and sparkling wines are priced at $50 per person and are offered seven days a week between 10am and 5pm. Reservations are strongly recommended for visits from Monday through Thursday and are required for visits on Friday through Sunday. Frank Family’s Napa Valley Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon are distributed nationally.

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Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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