Industry Veteran to Support Growth of DeLille Cellars, Madrigal Family Winery, Panther Creek Cellars, Sbragia Family Vineyards and Upchurch Vineyard
San Francisco, April 22, 2015 – Bacchus Wineworks, the sales and marketing company founded by Bacchus Capital Management representing DeLille Cellars, Madrigal Family Winery, Panther Creek Cellars, Sbragia Family Vineyards and Upchurch Vineyard, has announced the appointment of Brian Fowler as Central Regional Sales Manager. Responsibilities include distributor management as well as restaurant and fine wine retail sales.
Brian Fowler has over 25 years of restaurant, hospitality and wholesale beverage alcohol industry experience, most recently having served as National Sales Manager and Director of Marketing for BR Cohn Winery in Sonoma, California. Prior to joining BR Cohn Winery, Fowler was the Central Regional Sales Manager for Vintage Point in Sonoma, Ca. Previously, he was the Vice President, Central US for BR Cohn Winery, and held various positions for Olinger Distributing Company in Indianapolis. Fowler is also a First Level Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine.
“Brian joins a team of seasoned pros” commented Steve Cousins, Wineworks President and National Sales Manager. “His sales background as well as his wine scholarship and passion are the ideal fit for our award-winning brands and our entrepreneurial culture.”
“Our name defines what we do – a deeply experienced team, working in the vineyard, the winery and in the market,” commented Sam Bronfman, CEO of Wineworks. “We look forward to continued growth with our distributor partners and the retail and restaurant trade, as we build our team and our brands for the future.”
About Bacchus Wineworks
Bacchus Wineworks is a sales and marketing company representing DeLille Cellars, Madrigal Family Winery, Panther Creek Cellars, Sbragia Family Vineyards and Upchurch Vineyard, four of which are portfolio brands of Bacchus Capital Management. Wineworks directly represents these five ultra-premium wineries to wholesalers, restaurants and fine wine retailers. Sam Bronfman is the company’s CEO, Steve Cousins is President and National Sales Manager. Industry veteran Bill Piersol is a Senior Advisor of Marketing and Planning.
(L-R)Sam Bronfman, Bill Piersol, Steve Cousins.
Bacchus Wineworks is an affiliate of Bacchus Capital Management.
For more information, visit www.bacchuswineworks.com
About Bacchus Capital Management
Bacchus Capital Management is an investment firm providing strategic capital and making equity investments in United States wineries and wine businesses.
For more information, visit www.bacchuswinefund.com