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Raventós Codorníu Announces Hire of Mike Jackson as President, Raventós Codorníu North America

Posted on June 10, 2020

NAPA, CA, June 11, 2020 — Raventós Codorníu, Spain’s oldest producer of wines and Cavas with a history dating back to 1551, announces today the hiring of Mike Jackson as President, North America.  “We’re very excited to announce Mike as the president for Raventós Codorníu North America.  Mike is an expert in the wine industry with a proven track record that convinced us he was the best man for the job,” said Frank Scheepers, International Sales Director, Raventós Codorníu.  “We’re at a critical moment in our growth path and we believe that Mike will ensure a successful implementation of our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”

Mike Jackson started his career in the wine business with E&J Gallo, quickly rising through the ranks over a 10-year span, before joining Delicato Family Vineyards in 2000. During an 18-year career at Delicato, Jackson held various executive leadership positions in sales and marketing, successfully leading teams, introducing brands and driving growth. In his career, Jackson also launched the Napa operations of a premier custom winemaking company, Summerland Wine Brands. “I’m excited by this new challenge of growing sales and awareness for the Raventós Codorníu wines in North America,” said Mr. Jackson.  “We have a great, international winery portfolio, an iconic global brand and the right team to drive growth in the world’s largest wine consumption market.”

Mike will be responsible for the entire business in North America.  Susan Sueiro, President of the Artesa Winery and Oriol Gabarró, Sales Director for Raventós Codorníu North America, will both report directly to Mike.  “We strongly believe North America is a market with a great potential for Raventós Codorníu.” 

 

About Raventós Codorníu

Raventós Codorníu is Spain's oldest producer of wines and Cavas and is a symbol of continuity, innovation and of remaining true to its origins. The company has five centuries of history (since 1551) and experience that combine tradition and modernity. This has resulted in the creation of leading wineries in the respective wine regions where they are located, capable of innovating and meeting the growing demand for exceptional Cavas and wines. With close to 7,500 acres of estate vineyards and 15 prestigious wineries spread across Spain, Argentina and California, Raventós Codorníu is one of the world's leading companies in viticulture and winemaking expertise. http://www.raventoscodorniu.com/en

About Artesa Vineyards & Winery

Artesa Vineyards & Winery sits high on a hilltop overlooking the renowned appellation of Carneros in southern Napa Valley. The winery's roots date back to the 1980's when the Raventós family, heirs of the Spanish winemaking dynasty Codorníu, began acquiring land in Napa Valley. In 1997 it was named Artesa, from the Catalan word for handcrafted. Today, Artesa focuses on producing small lots of the varietals for which Carneros and the Napa Valley are best known and aims to capture the essence of terroir through exceptional winemaking. Artesa hosts thousands of visitors each year in their artfully-designed tasting room, and offers over twenty wines for direct purchase from the winery. Artesa wines are nationally represented by Raventós Codorníu. https://www.artesawinery.com/

Region: USA
Job Function: President/Owner/GM

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