Turn Key Wine Brands Welcomes New West Coast Sales Manager to Team
Santa Maria, CA – Family-owned grower and producer, Turn Key Wine Brands, is pleased to welcome Alyssa Kitchens to the team as West Coast Sales Manager.
A graduate of California State University Fullerton, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology and Comparative Religion, Kitchens joins Turn Key with ample experience in the wine and spirits industries. Kitchens started out as the Food and Beverage Manager for Wildfish Seafood Grille in Newport Beach during college, and after graduation, was recruited to work for American Wine & Spirits. There, she was nominated for sales person of the year and promoted to Import Specialist for Orange County before moving on to manage Southern California sales for Vintage Point and the entire California region for Educated Guess.
A proven sales professional with valuable knowledge of wine and spirits, Kitchens joins Turn Key after most recently holding the title of Western Regional Sales Director for Terroir, where she worked with such well-known brands as Qupe, Mulderbosch and Trinity Hill. At Turn Key, Kitchens will work directly with esteemed brands like J.Wilkes, specialists of Santa Barbara County Burgundian and Pinot Blanc wines – and recent recipient of Wine & Spirits’ Top Pinot Noirs of 2017 – as well as Smashberry, producers of exciting Central Coast blends, and Ballard Lane, known for its approachable and versatile selection of wines. “I’m looking forward to working with such a diverse portfolio as Turn Key Wine Brands’,” shares Kitchens. “and building upon my past experience in sales to expand the reach of our quality wines on the West Coast.”
Kitchens is a Certified Specialist of Wine and received her WSET II, and when not immersed in the world of wine, enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves running and being active outdoors.
Turn Key Wine Brands’ diversified portfolio includes premium labels like J.Wilkes, Smashberry and Ballard Lane, as well as market-ready bulk wine. A division of Thornhill Companies, Turn Key Wine Brands is owned by the Miller Family, who have been farming California’s Central Coast for five generations and own custom crush facilities Central Coast Wine Services and Paso Robles Wine Services, as well as a portfolio of Central Coast vineyards.