Abdullah Vural Named President of Peju Province Winery

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Abdullah Vural brings over 28 years of hospitality and customer service expertise to Peju Province Winery in Rutherford, Calif.

I’m honored to have been welcomed into the Peju family with open arms and I look forward to continuing my career with this award-winning winery.

Peju Province Winery in Rutherford, Calif. announces the addition of Abdullah Vural as the company’s new President. With a career spanning over 28 years in the luxury hospitality industry he adds another level of expertise to the winery, located in the heart of Napa Valley. Abdullah is the first President of Peju since the winery was established in 1983. The winery is owned by the Peju family, which includes Tony and Herta Peju, as well as daughters Lisa and Ariana. “We have always been, and will remain, a family-owned winery,” says Ariana Peju. “The addition of Abdullah Vural as the company’s President is representative of how we’ve grown as a company over the past 32 years, and more importantly where we’d like to take our business in the future.”

Originally from Istanbul, Abdullah completed an apprenticeship in Turkey before attending school in Germany. His educational endeavors led him to pursue opportunities with Marriott International before joining The Ritz-Carlton brand. During his tenure with The Ritz-Carlton, he held roles in Food and Beverage at the property level before being promoted to the corporate roles of Regional Vice President of Operations, America’s Vice President of Operations, and most recently General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Colorado, which was named “Best Ski Resort in the World” during his time there. Abdullah oversaw multiple property openings for The Ritz-Carlton, including Los Angeles, Dove Mountain and Lake Tahoe.

As President of Peju Province Winery he plans on leveraging his knowledge of luxury hospitality, first-class customer service and food and beverage excellence. “Having worked in hospitality for approximately 30 years, transitioning to the wine industry is a natural fit and I couldn’t be more excited about it” says Vural. “The values here at Peju Province Winery, such as providing excellent guest service and experiences are the same as the ones I’ve become so passionate about over the years. We’re all committed to delivering an outstanding experience.”

Abdullah adds, “I’m honored to have been welcomed into the Peju family with open arms and I look forward to continuing my career with this award-winning winery.”


About Peju Province Winery:
Established in 1983, Peju Province Winery is a family-owned and operated winery located in Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley. Peju Province Winery has transformed over the past 32 years from a simple grape growing venture into a landmark winery celebrated for elegant, complex, and balanced wines in the classic Bordeaux varieties. With over 30 years of accomplishments, the Peju family, which now includes daughters Lisa and Ariana Peju, is still focused on the same things imagined all those years ago: family, estate grown fruit, award winning wines and a warm, inviting environment. Peju Province Winery offers unparalleled Napa Valley experiences, from classic wine tastings in a presentation-style format to interactive culinary experiences with Peju’s Executive Chef, Alex Espinoza. The beautiful gardens, art gallery and tasting room are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call 800-446-7358 or click here. Peju Province Winery | 8466 St. Helena Hwy., Rutherford, CA 94573

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