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TOR Wines Promotes Elizabeth Robertis to General Manager

Posted on January 07, 2020

St. Helena, Calif.—TOR Wines, founded in 2001 by Napa icon Tor Kenward, today announces the departure of Matthew Dellerm MW, who will be returning to his home country of New Zealand to be closer to family. “Matt’s contributions to TOR wines over the year and a half he worked with us were significant. His passion for fine wine, business acumen, and warm personality made him a triple threat COO,” explained Kenward, founder of TOR Wines. “Matt made us a better wine company. All of us at TOR wines will truly miss him.”

Elizabeth Robertis, Director of Private Clients, has been promoted to General Manager. “Both Matt and I felt lucky when Elizabeth joined us six months ago. Her vast experience in the wine industry should make the transition seamless,” added Kenward.

Robertis was born and raised in Napa Valley, and her father David Hudgins, is a partner in the Bond Pluribus vineyard and has been a grower in the Valley for the past 45 years. Prior to joining TOR, Robertis was the General Manager of Arrow& Branch and the Director of Sales and Marketing for OVID. Napa Valley. Additionally, Robertis has ten years of public relations experience working both at Constellation Wines US and Walt Disney Studios. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.


TOR Wines produces single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the Napa Valley. The wines are highly coveted and sold exclusively to collectors and some of the world’s finest restaurants and specialist retailers. Tor Kenward, after an illustrious 27-year career helping to build Beringer, established TOR Wines in 2001 to produce wines from only the best blocks in great vineyard sites he knew and revered. In October 2016, Robert M. Parker Jr. said of TOR Wines “Tor Kenward is using his vast experience in the wine industry and impressive palate to find exceptional terroirs and produce fascinating wines that merit serious attention.”

Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: President/Owner/GM, General Manager

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