Hannah Nicole Achieves Export Certification at Make It in America; Sell It to the World Event

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Winery Participates at Event Hosted at iGate, Featuring Congressmen McNerney, Garamendi and Stark; Representatives from the US Department of Commerce and local Corporations

Hannah Nicole's Neil Cohn and Debbie Francis with Congressman McNerney and Rod Hirsch from the US. Department of Commerce

We’re honored and excited to achieve our export certification, which will open up our distribution network to a wider pool of fine restaurants and retail locations worldwide.

Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery, Brentwood’s first winery, was just awarded export certification in conjunction with a World Trade Week event this past Wednesday at the i-GATE National Energy Systems Technology (NEST) Incubator Facility.

The purpose of the event was to honor the export achievement of select East Bay businesses. After remarks from Livermore Mayor John Marchand, Congressman Jerry McNerney presented Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery with its export certificate, acknowledging the distribution of its wines to Asia and countries around the world. The program also included similar presentations by John Garamendi and Pete Stark for businesses in their districts.

In addition, the event featured several panel discussions, including one on US Government export promotion and finance programs and one on innovation, manufacturing and competitiveness in America and Reshoring jobs. Moderators and speakers included US Commercial Service representative, Rod Hirsch, Pete Perez, Deputy Assistant Security of Manufacturing, from the US Department of Commerce and Erik Stenehjem, director of Lawrence Livermore Labs Industrial Partnerships.

"To be competitive in today's global marketplace requires innovation and hard work," said Congressman Jerry McNerney. "With that said, I am pleased to have the honor of presenting Hannah Nicole Winery with its export achievement certificate, which demonstrates the winery's ability to innovate and adapt to the business world of today and the future."

“We’re honored and excited to achieve our export certification, which will open up our distribution network to a wider pool of fine restaurants and retail locations worldwide,” said Neil Cohn, CEO and co-founder of Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery. “We’ve seen increasing demand for our wines in other countries and this certificate will now enable us to meet that need.”

About Hannah Nicole Vineyards
Founded in 2001 by Glenda and Neil Cohn, Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery is located on eighty acres of prime land in Brentwood. The winery produces over 15 different wines, including Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.

Customers can find Hannah Nicole wines at the Brentwood winery and more than 200 Bay Area restaurants and retailers. Hannah Nicole’s 18,000 square foot winery, tasting room and event center is a destination for enjoying fine wines while building lasting memories with friends and family. In addition to offering regular Hannah Nicole Wine Club Member events, the winery features live concerts, wine pairing dinners and other fun-filled events throughout the year.

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