NAPA VALLEY, California – September 19, 2017 – Ladera Vineyards is happy to announce that second-generation family members Dan and Kacey Stotesbery have been named to oversee the winery’s national sales program. The husband-and-wife team of Dan and Kacey Stotesbery will oversee all distributor and trade relationships throughout the United States, while working alongside founders Pat and Anne Stotesbery to guide the future of Ladera.
Dan Stotesbery is returning to Ladera after several years at GORIGHT PPL and GOVINO, where he was director of global operations and supply chain management. Prior to this, he managed Ladera’s sales program from 2006 to 2014, playing a key role in establishing the winery’s national distributor network. Kacey Stotesbery, who holds the WSET Level 3 Award, began her career as a chef and a wine buyer at high-profile restaurants in Houston, Texas. In 2011, she transitioned to the distributor side of the wine business as part of the on-premise wine team at Republic National Beverage.
“Together, Dan and Kacey bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our sales program,” says founder Pat Stotesbery. “Dan already has strong relationships with many of our distributors from his previous tenure guiding our national sales, while Kacey’s experience as both a wine buyer and a distributor will be extremely beneficial to our trade partners. Just as important, as a family-operated winery, we know how valuable it is to have two second-generation family members out in the marketplace, passionately telling our story, and supporting the work of our great distributor partners.”
About Ladera Vineyards
Founded in 1998, Ladera Vineyards is dedicated to making exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc using grapes from the finest estate and hillside vineyards in Napa Valley, along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Ladera’s Pillow Road Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Guided by the Stotesbery family, and Winemaker Jade Barrett, Ladera’s wines have earned acclaim for their depth, character and complexity. For more information, please visit www.laderavineyards.com.