NAPA, CA–July 2, 2015–Long Meadow Ranch (LMR) announced today Brad Groper as the new vice president of sales effective immediately. Groper will lead all sales initiatives for the company’s wholesale division in the US and abroad under Executive Vice President Chris Hall.
A Boston native, Brad Groper grew up in the world of wine and spirits working for his family’s wholesale business, Branded Liquors, where he assumed many roles, most notably as wine director for the wine division, Branded Wines, leading sales for the company. Groper co-founded the Italian import company Dufour & Co in 1991, and as managing partner led business development initiatives to establish multiple distribution channels in the US. Following the sale of Dufour & Co in 2004, Groper joined Domaine Select Wine Estates as vice president of sales. During his 11 years at DSWE, Groper established and grew the US sales force to build the company’s sales and increasing distribution network. Groper brings a passion for wine and three decades of distributor management experience to LMR.
About Long Meadow Ranch
Long Meadow Ranch is a family-owned agricultural enterprise producing estate-grown grapes and wine, olives and olive oil, grass-fed beef and lamb, fruits, vegetables, and eggs. The multifaceted operation includes, in the Napa Valley, the 650-acre LMR Mayacamas Estate home ranch located in the Mayacamas Mountains above Rutherford and the 90-acre LMR Rutherford Estate, located on the Rutherford Bench, and, in Mendocino county, the 145-acre LMR Anderson Valley Estate.
In addition, Long Meadow Ranch operates a general store and wine tasting bar in the historic Logan-Ives House, an outdoor cafe, a farmer’s market, and an acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant, all located at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch (738 Main Street, St. Helena in the Napa Valley). The destination location also includes working gardens and a variety of unique event spaces. Farming and cattle operations take place on properties in Marin and Humbolt counties.
Consistent with its time-honored motto of “Excellence through Responsible Farming,” Long Meadow Ranch is certified by the California Certified Organic Farmers.