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Fess Parker Winery Promotes Elizabeth Cooper to National Sales Director

Posted on November 12, 2020


Fess Parker Winery is pleased to announce the promotion of Elizabeth Cooper to National Sales Director. Having focused previously on the East Coast and Midwest regions, Cooper’s new role will cover the entire country. 

As an Advanced Sommelier who has sat for the Masters’ level examination, Cooper brings a deep level of wine knowledge to the Fess Parker team. She also has years of experience working in the food and beverage industry from running restaurants, distribution sales and management, as well as winery and import representation throughout the United States. 

“Liz has been a fantastic asset to our team over these past few years, and was crucial in maintaining our efforts in the wholesale in 2020,” said winery president Tim Snider. “Her position will serve to support the winery’s current sales network while also providing more direct customer and distributor contact and service. Our intent is to bolster Fess Parker Winery’s market presence, brand awareness, and distribution across the country and Liz is uniquely qualified in helping us do just so.”

Prior to working at Fess Parker Winery, Cooper worked at Southern Season where she was corporate buyer and beverage manager for the multi-location gourmet retailer.  She has also worked with the Fess Parker portfolio in the past through broker Premium Brands in the Southeast, during which Fess Parker enjoyed record results in her markets. She is based in Durham, North Carolina.

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Since the late 1980s, Fess Parker and his family have cultivated a world-class hospitality portfolio around the beauty and bounty of Santa Barbara County.

The Fess Parker Winery is focused on the grape varieties best suited to the region’s unique growing conditions – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rhone wines – with its vintages consistently earning 90+ point ratings from top critics around the world.

In addition to a waterfront hotel in Santa Barbara, the family honors their late patriarch’s legacy by hosting guests at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn in Los Olivos, the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.

The family’s third generation of entrepreneurs include Katie Parker McDonald – who oversees the Fess Parker Ranch Wagyu beef program – and Kristopher Parker, who heads Third Window Brewing Company in Santa Barbara.

Region: Central Coast
Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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