Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Names Christopher Slater as Northeast Region Sales Manager
Lower Lake, Calif.—Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has appointed Christopher Slater to the position of Northeast Region Sales Manager. Reporting directly to National Sales Manager Brian Altomari, he will be responsible for sales and distribution throughout the Northeastern United States.
“Chris is a very well-respected professional with a tremendous industry background and track record of success,” said Altomari. “He is going to be a huge part of our company’s future growth in the Northeast Region.”
Slater has years of managerial sales experience going back to 2008, from his prior positions at industry giants Friexenet USA and Constellation Wines U.S., as well as sales experience at Martignetti Companies in Massachusetts. He also has extensive leadership experience from a stint in the U.S. Army.
Slater earned a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts. He holds dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom.
“I’m very happy to become a member of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines. It’s great to be part of a family-owned, sustainably-farmed company that produces amazing, high-elevation wines in Lake County.”
Slater will be responsible for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont, and will be based in Connecticut.
About Shannon Ridge Family of Wines
The Shannon family is committed to preserving their land, not only for the great vineyard sites but also for the bear, elk, mountain lions, eagles and other creatures which live there. Of their approximately 2,500 acres, only about 45% have been converted to vineyards. The balance of the land has been preserved for the wildlife which wanders through the property from the expansive wilderness areas adjoining the ranches. The vineyards were carefully planned out, leaving corridors open to migrating animals and protecting sensitive nesting areas.
The Shannon Ridge Family of Wines portfolio includes Buck Shack, Clay Shannon, High Valley, Old Pearl, OVIS, Pistol Grip, Playtime, Urgency, Vigilance, Shannon Ridge, and Shannon Reserve. www.shannonridge.com