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Rutherford Wine Company Welcomes Assistant Winemaker Kaitlyn Sulenski

Posted on October 24, 2017

Rutherford, CA—October 24, 2017— Today, Rutherford Wine Company announces the appointment of a new member to their winemaking team; Kaitlyn Sulenski. Joining the company as Assistant Winemaker, Sulenski will support all winemaking and production for the Napa Valley-based Rutherford Wine Company’s multi-brand portfolio. Sulenski comes to Rutherford Wine Company with experience working in the cellar and lab, most recently at Ferrari-Carano. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and an International Masters in Enology and Viticulture from Vinifera Euromaster – Montpellier, France and Milano, Italy.

“We are delighted to welcome Kaitlyn to the team. Her knowledge and experience make her a great asset to our growing portfolio. We know she is going to be a vital member of our winemaking team,” said Winemaker Jay Turnipseed. “I look forward to seeing what she can accomplish here at Rutherford Wine Company.”

Sulenski joins a talented winemaking team that includes Associate Winemaker Mike Chupp and Cellar Master Eron Langelius. She will report to Rutherford Wine Company’s Head Winemaker, Jay Turnipseed.

Family owned and managed for three generations, Rutherford Wine Company is dedicated to the art of crafting fine wine. Based in Napa Valley’s renowned Rutherford appellation, their extensive portfolio includes Rutherford Ranch, Scott Family Estate, Predator Wines, Rhiannon Red Wine, Lander-Jenkins, Silver Buckle and Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Red and Round Hill California wines. The range of brands showcases the diversity of California’s many appellations and the unique personality of each site. These acclaimed wines, named some of Napa’s greatest values by critic Robert Parker, come from a family who is committed to sustainability, both at the winery and in the vineyard. The Winery is certified as California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW) and estate vineyards are certified as California Sustainable Farming (CCSF).

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Job Function: Winemaking

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