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Kevin Hinchman Joins Lede Family Wines as Director of National Sales


Kevin Hinchman Director of National Sales(August 11, 2016; Yountville, Calif.)—Lede Family Wines is pleased to welcome wine industry veteran Kevin Hinchman as director of national sales. In his new position, Hinchman will oversee sales and distribution for both Cliff Lede Vineyards in the Stags Leap District, and FEL Wines from the Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast.

Hinchman brings more than two decades of wine industry experience to his new role at Lede Family Wines, most recently as the eastern U.S. sales manager for Patz & Hall, where he oversaw the sales and marketing for the winery in 28 states. “Kevin brings a long track record of success with distributors and key accounts throughout the U.S. market. His experience will be a tremendous asset to Lede Family Wines and our partners,” says Vice President and General Manager Remi Cohen.

About Lede Family Wines

Lede Family Wines was established in 2002 when Canadian born Cliff Lede acquired 60 acres in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, creating Cliff Lede Vineyards. After opening the adjacent Poetry Inn in 2005 and acquiring the famed Savoy Vineyard in Anderson Valley in 2011, the company evolved to become Lede Family Wines, integrating Lede’s three distinct wine labels: Cliff Lede, Poetry, and FEL Wines.

Estate vineyards are the backbone of Cliff Lede and Poetry’s Stags Leap District offerings with 60 acres widely regarded as some of Napa Valley’s best land for Cabernet Sauvignon varieties. The full portfolio of Winemaker Christopher Tynan’s wines includes Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley; Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District; Stardust Heaven, Stags Leap District; Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard; Songbook, Napa Valley; Poetry, Stags Leap District; and others that are only offered to wine club members.

FEL is anchored by the notable 44 acre Savoy Vineyard in the Anderson Valley. Winemaker Ryan Hodgins sources fruit from diverse single vineyard sites in Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast, producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris. The full portfolio of wines includes Chardonnay, Anderson Valley; Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley; Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley; Pinot Noir, Savoy Vineyard; Chardonnay, Savoy Vineyard; Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard; Pinot Noir, Hirsch Vineyard; Pinot Noir, Donnelly Creek Vineyard.

For more information about Lede Family Wines, please go to www.ledefamilywines.com



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