HALL and WALT Wines has hired sales strategist Heather de Savoye as Director of National Sales for its luxury wine brands. de Savoye will oversee all domestic and international sales efforts for the premiere wine portfolios, with support from four regional managers.
“Heather’s expertise in developing strategic wholesale relationships will be invaluable to our growing team and wine brands,” says President Mike Reynolds. “Her background in fine art and extensive education lead to a deep understanding of wine quality. We look forward to great things from Heather.”
de Savoye served as Director of International Wine Sales for Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Rubicon Estate. Over the course of five years with Coppola, de Savoye helped build the infrastructure of the Export Department, allowing for significant growth channels. When the Estate re-branded to Inglenook in 2011, de Savoye was promoted President of Sales. After eight years of representing California wines, she relocated to Seattle to serve as Director, Northwest and International Sales at Charles Smith Wines/K Vintners.
de Savoye holds her MBA in Wine & Spirits Marketing and Management from INSEEC Bordeaux, and holds a Diploma from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.