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Christopher Lynch to Join Terlato Wines International

Posted on March 17, 2011

(Business Wire) — Bill Terlato, President & CEO of Terlato Wine Group, is pleased to announce that wine industry veteran Christopher Lynch has joined Terlato Wines International in the role of President. “Chris has a wealth of experience with premium wines and a global perspective. His proven track record in international business management, strategic planning, and marketing and sales will add value to our organization and portfolio of brands,” said Bill Terlato.

“Terlato Wines has one of the strongest teams in the industry with a reputation for developing exceptional luxury brands. I am excited to join the Terlato family and contribute to this fine team,” said Lynch. A twenty-five year veteran of the global fine wine business, Chris Lynch has held senior marketing and management roles at leading fine wine companies including Beam Wine Estates, Montana Wines New Zealand, Allied Domecq Wines USA, Domaine Chandon Australia & California, Kendall-Jackson Winery and Gallo Winery. Chris’ wine career has also included commercial and general management responsibilities throughout the world – United States, Canada, UK, Europe, Argentina, Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand – with a proven track record in winery business management, strategic brand planning, and marketing and sales.

Terlato Wines International has a global portfolio of more than 50 brands from a host of world class wine producers and presently markets more than one out of eight bottles of wine over $14 sold in America. Terlato, with more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world, is the flagship company of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company of several independent businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions, including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; and Montalcino, Italy.

The Terlato Wines International portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Brandlin, Chimney Rock, Cuvaison Estate Wines, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Quickfire, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Alderbrook, Giarrusso, Hanna, Hideaway Creek, Rochioli, The Federalist and Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Sanford and Tangley Oaks; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars and Seven Daughters; Oregon: Sokol Blosser; Italy: Ca’ Marcanda (Gaja Toscana), Florio Martinez Marsala, Gaja, Il Poggione, Kettmeir, MAZZONI (Toscana), Santa Margherita, Tiramisú, Torresella and Distillatori Nonino (Grappa); France: Champagne Bollinger, M. Chapoutier, Domaine Chanson, Josmeyer, Langlois-Chateau and Mischief and Mayhem; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, The Lucky Country and Two Hands; Argentina: Tamari; Canada: Peller Estates Icewine; Greece: Boutari; Mediterranean: Elios; New Zealand: Wairau River; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Ernie Els Wines, Guardian Peak and Rust En Vrede; Spain: Olvena; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake.

For Terlato Wines International
Steve Singerman, 847-604-5825

Job Function: Sales/Marketing

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