Hires Regional Sales Managers for Nationwide Program
January 8, 2018, Napa, CA – Bouchaine Vineyards has announced they are bringing all sales efforts in-house commencing January 2018. A newly announced dedicated sales team will head up all national efforts going forward.
Erin Kennedy has been appointed Western Regional Sales Manager; Kevin Graham as Midwest Regional Manager; Michele Carreira Haid as Southeast Regional Manager; and Jennifer Brooks as Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager. All positions will be effective January 2018.
Erin Kennedy has over 12 years experience in the wine and spirits industry with a focus on fine wine. She previously served as Western Regional Sales Manager for Frederick Wildman & Sons. Her earlier experience includes managing California sales for Saintsbury, serving as Portfolio Manager for Moet Hennessy USA at Pacific Wine and Spirits, and selling in the broad market for Wine Warehouse, as well as working for several years in the hospitality industry. Kennedy will cover Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Hawaii.
Kevin Graham brings over 20 years of wine industry knowledge and experience to the team beginning with Athens Distributing and Lipman Brothers as a Wine Sales Rep. He served 10 years during the evolution of Southcorp Wines to Fosters and then Treasury Wine Estates, eventually being promoted to Area Manager. Kevin has been recipient of the Treasury Wine Estates Southeast Salesperson of the Year. He has served as Director of Wine Sales for Empire Distributors and State Manager for The Sazerac Company and most recently as Midwest Regional Sales Manager with King Estate Winery. Graham will cover Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.
Michele Carreira Haid has over 18 years experience in the wine and spirits industry with a focus on fine wine. She most recently was a Regional Sales Manager covering Florida for Frederick Wildman & Sons, calling on Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits. Previously, she worked for Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits, Republic National, and ran a successful blog and wine marketing company, WineHooch. Haid will cover Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
Jennifer Brooks has worked in the wine industry for over a decade in the Delaware and Mid-Atlantic market. Prior to joining Bouchaine in 2017 as the Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager, she was a Key Account Manager in the Fine Wine Division at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Delaware. She has earned her Sommelier and Advanced Level WSET certifications, and is a wine educator and guest lecturer at area colleges. Brooks will cover Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC and Virginia.
Family-owned Bouchaine Vineyards is located at 1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa, CA 94559. The winery is open daily for tasting and tours. Reservations are required for groups of six or more guests. More information is available at www.bouchaine.com or by calling (800) 654-WINE or (707) 252-9065.
About Bouchaine Vineyards
Bouchaine Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Carneros District. Begun in the late 1880s, the winery is now owned by Gerret and Tatiana Copeland. Emphasizing the fruit over the winemaking process in producing their award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, Bouchaine continually endeavors to create the perfect bottle of wine embodying the excellence of Burgundy, the exuberance of California and the terroir of Carneros.