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Kanzler Vineyards Hires Marketing Manager

Posted on October 17, 2019

Sebastopol, Calif.—Kanzler Vineyards announced the hiring of Elizabeth Grattan Di Bartolo as Marketing Manager. “We continue to be very committed to competing in the luxury wine space, and adding a communications role allows us to tell the story of our wines with better reach, precision, and style,” said Danny Fay, General Manager for Kanzler. “This also frees up the rest of our team to meet the demands of controlled growth. And we’re still lean and mean with just four full-time employees.”

Grattan Di Bartolo is responsible for allocation list communications, events, social media, graphic design, website management, press, and promoting the estate guest house. “Elizabeth’s reverence for small-lot winemaking and estate farming aligns perfectly with Kanzler’s values,” Fay said.

Grattan Di Bartolo was previously marketing coordinator for VML and Truett Hurst wineries, and brings more than a dozen years of experience in branding, content creation, collateral design, publishing, and retail communications.

“I was already aware of Kanzler as a serious, insider’s brand,” Grattan Di Bartolo said. “It has a ‘How do you get ahold of that wine?’ kind of feel, which I love. What really struck me coming on board is that Kanzler is in a rare position to answer ‘Yes’ to a big question on the customer’s mind: ‘Are there still independently owned wineries where the winemaker has his hands on every barrel, walks the vineyard with you, and makes small batches of exceptional wine?’ It’s exciting to be able to answer, ‘Yes, that still exists,’” she said.

“Alex Kanzler is brilliantly talented,” she added. “His parents planted a now-renowned Pinot Noir vineyard in the Sebastopol Hills when this area was still best known for apple orchards and dairy farms. His wife Breauna interacts with every client for a genuine sales and hospitality experience. The Kanzler family puts quality over quantity every time, and I’m thrilled to be tasked with telling the story.” She noted, “I’m also interested in this fruitful dichotomy between a legacy vineyard and a self-motivated young millennial winemaker.”

Founded by Steve and Lynda Kanzler in 1996, Kanzler Vineyards is a highly regarded producer of Pinot Noir in Sonoma County, California. Craftsmanship and consistent quality have garnered Kanzler a devoted following, as well as critical acclaim. The Kanzler Estate Vineyard was one of the first planted in the quasi-coastal Sebastopol Hills micro-region of the Russian River Valley. The winery produces 2,000 cases per year for its mailing list, and the wines are found in restaurants such as Boulevard in San Francisco, Valette in Healdsburg, and Tamarind Tribeca in New York City. The estate grapes are sought after for partnerships as well, and have been featured in vineyard designate pinots from other top producers such as Kosta Browne, Lynmar Estate, Flowers, and Landmark. The estate vineyard is the source of over 60 wines rated 90 to 98 points by Wine Spectator.

Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Sales/Marketing, Marketing Manager

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