Trinchero Family Estates Announces New Public Relations Team

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Trinchero Family Estates (TFE), the Napa Valley-based, leading family-owned wine company known for its distinct brands such as Trinchero Napa Valley, Ménage à Trois, Napa Cellars, and Sutter Home, has announced its new Public Relations team.

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James Nunes commented, “As Trinchero continues to grow its award-winning wine portfolio, we are excited to have Nora and Carissa on board to oversee our public relations efforts. Their experience, talent, and passion will help the organization transition

Trinchero Family Estates (TFE), the Napa Valley-based, leading family-owned wine company known for its distinct brands such as Trinchero Napa Valley, Ménage à Trois, Napa Cellars, and Sutter Home, has announced its new Public Relations team.

Nora Feeley joins as Public Relations Director and will lead the brand and corporate communications for the organization. Nora will report to TFE’s Managing Director, Brand Marketing—James Nunes. Nora comes to TFE with an extensive communications and events background, including her most recent role as Vice President of Communications for global wine and spirits company Constellation Brands.

Prior to joining Constellation, Nora held various communications and events leadership roles including President of Event by Nora and Marketing and Events Director for Aspen Magazine in Aspen; Vice President, Marketing and Events for the Cable Center in Denver; and Vice President, Community Affairs for Cablevision in New York. She holds a BA in Communications and a BS in Marketing from the University of South Florida, and an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Carissa Abazia joins TFE as Public Relations Specialist, from MacKenzie Agency, a food and beverage public relations agency in Sonoma County, CA, where she helped create a U.S. market presence for international clients and brands through the development and execution of public relations campaigns that extended into both retail and foodservice promotions. She will be responsible for helping to shape TFE’s communications strategies through various responsibilities including media relations, corporate events, and brand launches. Carissa will report directly to the Public Relations Director, Nora Feeley. As an American – Swedish citizen, Carissa has cultivated a passion for food and wine through her international studies and travels to Sweden, Italy, France, Denmark, Norway, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama. Carissa holds a BS in Global and International Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

James Nunes commented, “As Trinchero continues to grow its award-winning wine portfolio, we are excited to have Nora and Carissa on board to oversee our public relations efforts. Their experience, talent, and passion will help the organization transition into the next phase.”

Nora and Carissa will both be based in TFE’s Gateway offices in Napa, CA.

Trinchero Family Estates is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1947. The company produces more than 28 brands of wine including Sutter Home, Trinchero Napa Valley, Main Street, Napa Cellars, Terra d’Oro, Montevina, Seaglass, Trinity Oaks, Folie à Deux, Ménage à Trois, and the number one alcohol-removed wine, Fre. The company also imports Angove Family Winemakers Australia, Doña Paula wines of Argentina, Carmen wines of Chile and markets and sells the Three Thieves and Joel Gott brands. To learn more visit http://www.tfewines.com.

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