Napa, Calif. ─ Adrienne Geher has been selected as a Field Sales Manager in the newly formed Northeast Sales Division for Hess Family Wine Estates, covering six key northeastern states from her Boston base.
Geher will report to division head Daniel Hartenstein in New York, and will focus on Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Maine.
Her extensive and broad experience in the restaurant and beverage industry includes service as an on and off premise sales consultant in Greater Boston with Classic Wine Imports, a division of Martignetti, one of the Hess family distributors. She was the New England Sales Manager for Joto Sake, opening new markets throughout the region.
Most recently she served as the Beverage Director and General Manager for D&D Restaurants in Brookline, MA and earlier, she was the Branch Beverage Director and Bar Manager for the Commonwealth Restaurant Group in Boston.
“We’re fortunate to welcome Adrienne to our team,” said Hartenstein. “Her unique combination of experience as both a buyer and seller in the beverage industry provides her with insights and understandings that will bring great success to her in this new opportunity.”
Geher earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Boston Conservatory of Music, and is a Certified Sake Professional, designated by the Sake Educational Council.
The HFWE Northeast Division serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Hess Family Estates produces terroir driven wines on four continents, and includes the wines of The Hess Collection on Mount Veeder in the Napa Valley; Artezin from California’s North Coast; MacPhail Family Wines, with Pinot Noir expressions from California’s greatest growing regions; Peter Lehmann wines from Australia’s Barossa Valley; Colomé and Amalaya from Salta, Argentina; and Glen Carlou from Paarl, South Africa.