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Shannon Ridge Family of Wines Promotes Restaurant Industry Veteran to VP of Sales


Salvatore Spena promoted to Vice President of Sales Eastern Region

Salvatore SpenaLower Lake, CA – Shannon Ridge Family of Wines announces the promotion of Salvatore Spena to the newly-created position of Vice President of Sales, Eastern Region effective immediately. In his new role Spena will be responsible for all states East of the Mississippi.  Spena joined Shannon Ridge in June 2014 as Northeast Region Sales Manager, bringing over 20 years of wine sales and restaurant experience.  Prior to joining Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Sal was general manager at Robert’s Steakhouse of New York. Earlier in his career Spena was the Senior Marketing Associate at Sysco Foods of Philadelphia, where he won several sales awards and was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2008. Spena is involved in several culinary associations and charities, and is a contributing writer for NJ Lifestyle Magazine. 

“Sal has an amazing work ethic and is very committed to his job and family,” said Angie Bigham, Vice President, National Sales Manager for Shannon Ridge Family of Wines. “We are excited to see all the things that he will accomplish at Shannon Ridge”.

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has been increasing their national sales force. This position takes a giant step towards completing that task, leaving the Northeast Region Manager to be named.

 Spena is humbled and grateful for his promotion. “Continuing the great progress we’ve already made on a national level, Shannon Ridge Family of Wines is uniquely positioned for excellent growth” said Spena.  “I look forward to working with our wonderful regional managers and fabulous distributors in taking our wines to the next level.”

Spena attended Widener University in Pennsylvania. Fluent in Italian, conversational in Spanish, he is based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

About Shannon Ridge Family of Wines

The Shannon family is committed to preserving their land, not only for the great vineyard sites but for the many wild creatures that also call the mountain property home. Of their approximately 1,850 acres, only about 35% have been converted to vineyards. The vineyards were carefully planned, leaving corridors open to migrating animals and protecting sensitive nesting areas. The balance of the land has been preserved for the wildlife which wanders through the property from the expansive wilderness areas adjoining the ranches.

The Shannon Ridge Family of Wines portfolio includes Buck Shack, Cross Springs, Dalliance, High Valley, Hillgate, Playtime, Vigilance Vineyards, Shannon Ridge and Shannon Reserve.