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Michael Connolly Joins Round Pond Estate as Northeast Regional Sales Manager


Rutherford, California (July 26, 2017)— Round Pond Estate announces the appointment of Michael Connolly to the role of Northeast Regional Sales Manager. Michael will cover the territory that consists of 13 states and the District of Columbia including NY, NJ, PA, DE, CT, MA, MD, ME, VT, NH, RI, VA & WV. 

Round Pond Estate, owned and operated by brother and sister team Miles and Ryan MacDonnell, specializes in estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils, red wine vinegars, artisan citrus syrups and hands-on, garden-to-table guest experiences.

“Michael is a seasoned industry professional with an impressive track record and knowledge of what it takes to be a successful supplier,” said Miles MacDonnell, owner of Round Pond Estate. “His experience and strong relationships with distributors in the region will play a major role to our continued success in building our brand nationally.”

Michael brings over 30 years of distributor and supplier sales and management experience to Round Pond Estate.  He will be responsible for the execution of Round Pond Estate’s distribution goals within the Northeast region for both on and off-premise sectors.  

Prior to joining the Round Pond Estate team, Michael worked with Peerless Importers/Empire Merchants, Lauber Imports, the Winebow Group, and Emeritus Vineyards. He also has considerable experience creating beverage programs in the restaurant industry. Michael has tremendous passion for wine and continues to educate himself in all aspects of winemaking and viticulture.

Michael has two children, Maeve and Quinn. He enjoys music, traveling, and yoga. He is a graduate of Boston College.


Round Pond Estate, owned and operated by the MacDonnell family, specializes in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisan foods and unforgettable experiences—in the heart of Napa Valley. In addition to the state-of-the-art winemaking facility and 366 acres of vineyards, the estate includes 5 acres of biodynamic gardens, 12 acres of olive orchards, and one of only two olive mills in the region. The high quality Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, artisan olive oils, red wine vinegars, and flavorful citrus syrups of Round Pond Estate reflect the MacDonnell family’s dedication to sustainable farming and production. To learn more about Round Pond Estate visit www.roundpond.com.   

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