Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir pioneer hires Director of National On Premise Accounts and two new Regional Managers
Soledad, Calif. — September 7, 2016 — Hahn Family Wines, a Santa Lucia Highlands-based producer of luxury and super-premium wines, has added three new sales team members: Mary Beth Gallagher, Robert Carbone and Brent Ferro.
Mary Beth Gallagher joins as Director of National Accounts, On Premise. Gallagher has more than 15 years of experience within the wine and beverage industry. Most recently, she was the On Premise National Account Manager for the Crimson Wine Group. Prior to that, she held sales and account manager positions with Wine Merchants (the fine wine division of Johnson Brothers Distributor) and Coca-Cola.
Robert Michael Carbone was hired as the Northeast Regional Manager. He is an accomplished regional sales manager with an extensive background in managing distributors in multiple states. Previously, he was the Regional Sales Manager at C. Mondavi & Family, and held district manager positions at the wine and spirits distributors Slocum & Sons, Inc., and Hartley & Parker, Ltd.
Brent Ferro has joined as Southern California Regional Manager. Prior to Hahn Family Wines, Ferro was the Pacific Regional Manager for Wagner Family of Wine. He also held sales management roles at Freixenet USA – Gloria Ferrer, Rutherford Ranch Winery and Terlato Wines International. Before that, he was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Grove Street Winery.
“We welcome Mary Beth, Robert, and Brent to Hahn Family Wines, and look forward to their contributions as we solidify our position as a leader in premium wines from Santa Lucia Highlands and the Central Coast,” said Tony Baldini, president of Hahn Family Wines. “These new colleagues have the experience necessary to represent our wines and share the Hahn family’s 35-year winemaking legacy with accounts across the country.”
About Hahn Family Wines
Hahn Family Wines is a family-owned winery located in the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) appellation of Monterey County, California. Founders Nicolaus (Nicky) and Gaby Hahn purchased land in Monterey County in the late 1970s and have made wine in SLH since 1980. Early on, Nicky Hahn saw the wine grape growing potential of SLH, and in 1988 he spearheaded efforts to establish SLH as an American Viticulture Area. Today, Hahn Family Wines owns one of the largest shares of planted vines in the region, equaling more than 650 SLH vineyard acres that range in elevation from 200 to 1,200 feet. The vineyards offer a diverse selection of terroir for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other grape varieties. The brands of Hahn Family Wines include Hahn SLH, Hahn, Lucienne, Smith & Hook and Boneshaker.