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Frank Family Vineyards Hires Tory Britton Sims as Chief Financial Officer

Posted on March 20, 2020

Calistoga, Calif.—Rich and Leslie Frank, owners of Napa Valley’s Frank Family Vineyards, are pleased to announce that Tory Britton Sims has joined the winery team as Chief Financial Officer. Sims will direct all financial activities for the winery, including financial planning and reporting, general accounting and budgeting.

Sims brings over 25 years of domestic and international experience working in finance and operations within the wine industry. Prior to joining the Frank Family team, Sims served as the Vice President of Finance at Silver Oak Wine Cellars. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Rombauer Vineyards, Seghesio Vineyards, Cuvaison Winery and ETS Laboratories. Before that, she held finance and operations positions Clos Pegase Winery and Codorniu Winery.

Sims holds a M.S. in Process Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, an M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. She is an active member of the Napa community and has previously served on the Napa County Measure A Financial Oversight Committee, the Napa County Housing Commission, Tower Road Coop Board of Directors and Napa Vintners CIIC committee.

“We are thrilled to have found a CFO who is as dedicated to the Napa Valley community as we are,” says Leslie Frank. “Tory brings a wealth of experience in financial planning and business operations that will help continue to drive Frank Family towards the best it can possibly be. She has already hit the ground running and is an asset to our team.”

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 was named "Best Napa Winery" by the Bay Area A-List for eight years in a row, making it one of the most popular tasting rooms in wine country. The Patriarch was recently ranked #5 in California Cabernet by Vivino. Frank Family’s tasting room is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offers three tastings all by reservation only: Estate Tasting ($50), Wines of Winston Hill reserve tasting ($70), and the Elevated Experience which features five estate wines paired with small bites from Ottimo ($90). Frank Family's Napa Valley Chardonnay ($38), Pinot Noir ($38), Zinfandel ($38) and Cabernet Sauvignon ($58) are distributed nationally.

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Region: Napa & Sonoma
Job Function: Purchasing/Finance, Chief Financial Officer

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