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Rutherford Wine Company Promotes Jelena Rumora to Assistant Winemaker and Fills Key Sales Position

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Dynamic wine company rounds out production and sales teams

Jelena RumoraRutherford, CA—February 15, 2017— Rutherford Wine Company announces the appointment and promotion of two new members to key positions. Jelena Rumora advances within the innovative wine company to Assistant Winemaker, and Terry Armentor comes on board as a new Intermountain Regional Sales Manager, where he will oversee WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, AK, UT, CO, AZ and NM sales.

Jelena Rumora came to Rutherford Wine Company in 2011 as an enologist. Prior to working with Rutherford Wine Company, Jelena graduated from the University of Zagreb with a B.S. in Viticulture, Enology and Pomology. Born and raised in Croatia, Jelena fell in love with winemaking as a young girl while stomping grapes with her grandfather. The grape and olive harvests on the picturesque island of Hvar have always been her favorite time of the year. 

Terry Armentor joins the Rutherford Wine Company team with more than two decades of sales experience which includes positions with Vintage Wine Estates, Kenwood Vineyards, Alliance Beverage and Midwest Beverage. He is WSET Level 2 certified and resides in Mesa, AZ, with his wife and two sons.

Terry Armentor“Jelena has been a valuable member of our production team since her arrival six years ago. We look forward to her continued contributions,” remarked Morgan Zaninovich, General Manager of Rutherford Wine Company. “On the sales side, Terry brings a tremendous amount of energy, enthusiasm and decades of experience to our team. We anticipate his contributions will have a huge impact on Rutherford Wine Company.”

Family owned and managed for three generations, Rutherford Wine Company is dedicated to the art of crafting fine wine. Based in the renowned Rutherford sub-appellation in Napa Valley, their extensive portfolio includes Rutherford Ranch, Scott Family Estates, Predator Old Vine Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhiannon Red Wine, Lander-Jenkins, and Round Hill California wines. The range of brands showcases the diversity of California’s many appellations and the unique personality of each site. These acclaimed wines, named some of Napa’s greatest values by critic Robert Parker, come from a family who is committed to sustainability, both at the winery and in the vineyard. The winery and estate vineyard are proudly certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

For more information visit www.rutherfordwine.com or call 707.968.3200

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