SANTA ROSA, Calif., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Terry Wheatley, Executive Vice President and Karen Diepholz, Chief Financial Officer at Vintage Wine Estates announced the promotions of Erin Luby and Kimberly Benson to leadership positions in the company. Vintage Wine Estates, a privately held wine company owned by several long-time vintner families is currently the 14th largest in the U.S.
Erin Luby rises to Vice President of Tasting Rooms and Wine Clubs. Luby has been in the hospitality industry for fifteen years and started with Vintage Wine Estates in 2009 as Tasting Room Manager, Girard Winery. Her responsibilities expanded as Vintage Wine Estates continued to add to its portfolio. Most recently, she was Senior Director, Tasting Rooms and Wine Clubs. Luby oversees Vintage Wine Estates' eleven winery tasting rooms and wine club operations.
Kimberly Benson has been promoted to Vice President Finance. Benson, previously Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, started with Vintage Wine Estates in 2014 after 10+ years of finance experience in a combination of industries including financial services, wine/alcohol beverage and consumer package goods). Benson will oversee all finance and accounting teams.
"One of our core missions at Vintage Wine Estates is to give women a voice at the table," commented Terry Wheatley. "Our leadership team is comprised of well over fifty percent women. We strive to recognize and compensate talent, support women in our company and the wine industry at large, mentor young women starting their careers and give back to causes women care about."
- Vintage Wine Estates is a long-time sponsor of Women of the Vine and Spirits, the global symposium devoted to supporting the careers of women in the wine and spirits business held each March in Napa Valley.
- Vintage Wine Estates funds an annual scholarship to the Executive MBA program in Wine Business at Sonoma State University, educating the female wine industry leaders of tomorrow.
- Vintage Wine Estates contributes to the Tough Enough to Wear Pink campaign to fight breast cancer, the Angels Share campaign to help families experiencing food insecurity in local communities and the Heart of The Vine campaign to help families recover from the devastating Wine Country Wildfires of October 2017.
About Vintage Wine Estates
Vintage Wine Estates is a privately held wine company owned by a group of vintner families with deep roots in the wine business. The families own a collection of winery estates and brands including Clos Pegase Winery, Cosentino Winery, Girard Winery, B.R. Cohn Winery, Swanson Vineyards, Viansa Sonoma, Windsor Vineyards, Cameron Hughes Cartlidge & Browne, Sonoma Coast Vineyards, Clayhouse, Tamarack Cellars, Layer Cake, Cherry Pie, Splinter Group Spirits, Middle Sister, Pro-mis-Q-ous, Bar Dog, Girl & Dragon, Purple Cowboy and a number of exclusive wine brands. An industry leader across all sales channels and dedicated to providing wine consumers with a range of wines from $10 to $100 dollars and at many price points in between, Vintage Wine Estates produces outstanding wines from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, Paso Robles, Washington State and Oregon. www.vintagewineestates.com
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