Spencer Jensen Joins Jordan Winery as Regional Sales Director
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (July 16, 2018)—Jordan Vineyard & Winery, producer of French-inspired Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon for more than forty years, announces the appointment of a new Regional Sales Director for the Western United States, Spencer Jensen. Jensen brings more than 10 years of experience in luxury wine and spirits sales to the position. He succeeds Nick Holmes.
An Illinois native, Jensen will be responsible for distributor management, Tastevin tablet wine list integration, and restaurant and retail sales initiatives in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii and Arizona. He’ll also host wine dinners and pour at select events in the West. He most recently spent the last decade working at Southern Wine & Spirits, where he served in a variety of positions including portfolio manager for Moet Hennessy, key account manager for Svedka, off-premise portfolio manager for Pernod Ricard and on-premise portfolio manager for Bacardi.
“Spencer’s experience with luxury wines and natural talent for forming strong relationships make him a perfect fit for the Jordan team,” says Brad Butcher, national sales director at Jordan Vineyard & Winery. “We look forward to seeing his skills continue to grow the quality of distribution in the West.”
Jensen developed a passion for storytelling and authenticity in the world of wine and spirits early in his career during his travels to Cognac, Scotland and California. He grew up in Lockport, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign. During his tenure as an Illinois, he joined the varsity football team as a walk-on and became a four-year wide receiver and punt returner. After graduating with a degree in applied health sciences in 2007, Jensen worked in youth sports before transitioning into the food and beverage industry. Jensen learned most of what he knows about wine from his time at Southern, and says his interest in wine grew simply from the romance of sharing a bottle in great company.
He resides in Hermosa Beach, California, and enjoys water sports, playing guitar and basketball. His sales territory map and contact information are available on the Jordan Winery’s trade portal.
About Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Founded in 1972, Jordan Vineyard & Winery was inspired by the great wine estates of France and the timeless connection between food, wine and hospitality. Under the guidance of second-generation vintner John Jordan, Jordan Estate is an extension of these traditions, with its iconic chateau, breathtaking views, sustainably farmed vineyards, natural habitat for wildlife and gardens for the chef’s inventive cuisine, offering a distinctive sense of place in Sonoma County wine country. Learn more at www.jordanwinery.com.