Exciting Changes at Rutherford Wine Company

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New positions in Sales, Marketing and Winemaking

Morgan Zaninovich, General Manager of Rutherford Wine Company, his family's winery and estate vineyards located on Napa Valley's historic Silverado Trail, announced several key organizational changes effective March 1, 2015. Tom Stine, currently VP Western Region Sales, will be promoted to the newly created position of VP National Chain Sales, responsible for national retail and national on premise. Brian Horton, currently VP Eastern Region Sales, will be promoted to the role of VP National Sales (Brands).

At the winery, Tyson Wolf has been promoted to Winemaker; Steve Rued, who previously held that title, will continue to contribute to the winemaking efforts on a consulting basis. Additional, Rutherford Wine Company is securing an additional winemaking consultant for premium brand development. Laurel Rowan, formally Sr. Brand Manager for Accolade Wines, North American, has joined as Director of Marketing.

'We've experienced solid growth across our portfolio in 2014 and these changes will help us capitalize and build on that success with increased focus on National Chains. Brian, Tom, Tyson and Laurel bring years of experience and expertise to their new positions” Morgan commented on the recent changes.

The Rutherford Wine Company, three generations committed to sustainable viticulture and the crafting of fine wine, has an extended portfolio including Rutherford Ranch Napa Valley wines, Scott Family Estate Wines, Predator Old Vine Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhiannon Red Wine, Lander-Jenkins and Round Hill California wines. For more information http://www.rutherfordwine.com or call 707.968.3200

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