Woodinville, WA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
Piccola Cellars, a winery specializing in Wine-on-Tap, announced this morning that it has hired Janelle Pritchard as its new General Manager. Pritchard, whose resume includes stints at Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company, Pike Place Brewing Company and Trade Route Brewing Company, brings a wealth of experience to her new role at the winery. She has held both Head Brewing and General Manager positions at several local breweries and has an intimate understanding of production cycles and operations. At Piccola, she will be responsible for all production operations and administrative oversight.
"Some people might think it odd to hire a brewery expert as a winery GM, but it makes a ton of sense to us," says Piccola co-owner Diana Kaspic. "She is actually a perfect fit - we have tight production cycles, move a lot of inventory every week, and have many of the same logistical issues that breweries do. We're extremely excited to have her on board." Kaspic noted that some of Pritchard's immediate goals will include helping produce a sparkling wine along with bringing hard cider into the Piccola inventory.
Piccola Cellars currently produces a range of Washington wines, all packaged in reusable/recyclable containers. Their large format packaging and elegant preservation system provides their customers with a unique economic and environmental advantage over standard packaging.