HEALDSBURG, California (June 28, 2017) – Rodney Strong Wine Estates has announced that Anthony Capobianco has been hired as Vice President, Off-Premise National Accounts. In this newly created role Capobianco will lead a team of four National Account Directors to expand the winery’s presence and share in the off-premise chain universe.
Capobianco brings extensive national account experience for both wine and consumer packaged goods to the position. Most recently Copabianco worked for Crossmark, where he managed strategic development and execution of the national off-premise grocery, wholesaler, and drug business for Kimberly-Clark. Previously, he spent nine years in various roles at MillerCoors, followed by serving as National Account Director for Treasury Wine Estates
This hire marks a significant investment and commitment by Rodney Strong Wine Estates in the national off-premise chain world. President Carmen Castaldi states, “We have created this additional role and centralized our national account team under Anthony’s leadership, demonstrating our commitment to this important segment of the business and supporting the significant investment of our distributors against our national account customer base.”
Capobianco notes, “I’m excited to join Rodney Strong Wine Estates, a world-class family-owned winery with some of the best wines in the world. The company’s leadership and winemakers continue to showcase the best that Sonoma County has to offer. We are positioned for continued growth with strong brands, product innovation, and a focused national accounts structure that I am thrilled to be a part of.”
About Rodney Strong Wine Estates
Rodney Strong Wine Estates is a family-owned wine company that includes Rodney Strong Vineyards and Davis Bynum Winery. Rodney Strong grows and produces wines exclusively from Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Chalk Hill, Petaluma Gap, and Sonoma Coast. The winery was founded in 1959 by Sonoma County wine pioneer Rodney D. Strong as the 13th bonded winery in the county. Davis Bynum crafts single vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The company aspires to conserve and protect the environment in all its operations through sustainable practices, solar power, and fish friendly farming. The Klein family, a third generation California farming family, entered the wine business with the purchase of Rodney Strong Vineyards in 1989.