Sonoma, Calif. (May 10, 2018) – Victoria Ash has been named National Sales Manager for Westwood Estate Wines, the Sonoma Valley artisan producer of highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Rhone wines from the Annadel Gap Vineyard.
Ash has an enviable record of sales leadership, most recently as the Pacific Region Manager for Purple Wine & Spirits. At Westwood, she will lead an expanding group of luxury trade partners who present Westwood’s notable estate wines, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rhone varietals, principally from the Biodynamically™ certified Annadel Gap vineyard in northern Sonoma Valley.
While based in Southern California, her assignments have included Western Region Director and Wine specialist for Martini & Rossi, and as Southwest Division Manager for the Mendocino Wine Company, launching the Paul Dolan Vineyards line of Biodynamic wines. She managed major distributor teams for Beam Wine Estates and created an Event Marketing Manager role for E&J Gallo, focusing on trade marketing and event management.
She began her career in New York, graduating from Syracuse University and achieving Level One Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
“Victoria joins us at an incredibly exciting time in our evolution as an organization and as a brand,” said Managing Director David Green. “Her experience, passion and relationships with key buyers will help lead us in the next step in our growth.”
First planted in the northernmost part of Sonoma Valley in three stages between 2001 and 2009, the 22 planted acres of the Westwood Annadel Gap Vineyard feature carefully focused blocks of nine clones of Pinot Noir, four clones of Syrah, and micro-blocks of Counoise, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Tannat, Roussanne and Viognier. Learn more at Westwood Wine.