Katie Sadler, CSW, Continues to Promote the Walla Walla Valley AVA in New Role
May 15, 2018 (Walla Walla, WA) – Katie Sadler, Certified Specialist of Wine, joined Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars on May 1 as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the two Walla Walla estate wineries. Sadler’s 9-years of Washington wine experience in working with wholesalers, hosting trade and media and working to promote the Walla Walla Valley primed her for the position.
“Katie adds another layer of professional expertise to our team,” said Jean-François Pellet, winemaker and partner. “Her experience in marketing will help advance our communications and outreach.”
As a Washington native and graduate of Washington State University (WSU), Sadler’s passion for wine began by working in the tasting room at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, Calif. After a stint in the Golden State, Sadler moved to Seattle to work with the Washington Wine Commission. Immersing herself into all things Washington Wine she quickly developed a network of industry contacts, honed her skills in wine marketing and public relations and took this experience to Tamarack Cellars, which moved her to the Walla Walla Valley. While at Tamarack she managed all wholesale and distributor communications, traveled to support the brand nationally and took an active role in the promotions of the Walla Walla Valley.
“I’m excited to continue promoting the Walla Walla Valley with Pepper Bridge and Amavi,” said Sadler. “These brands owned by the McKibbens, the Goffs and Pellets are among the most recognized in the region.”
Sadler joins the team during the 20th anniversary year of Pepper Bridge Winery, a milestone the team will celebrate throughout the year.
About Amavi Cellars
Amavi Cellars symbolizes love (amor) and life (vita) through its wines, which are 100% estate, 100% sustainable, and 100% Walla Walla Valley. Winemaker Jean-François Pellet brings the Walla Walla Valley AVA to life with his handcrafted, terroir-driven wines. Amavi Cellars is owned and operated by three families: the McKibbens, the Goffs and the Pellets,
who not only are dedicated stewards of the land, but also are committed to producing premium quality wines that appeal to the palates and sense of aesthetics of today’s wine drinkers. www.amavicellars.com
About Pepper Bridge Winery
Pepper Bridge Winery represents the pioneering spirit of the Walla Walla Valley. Owned and operated by three families – the McKibbens, the Goffs and
the Pellets, the winery is a leader in quality winemaking, innovative technology and vineyard development. Pepper Bridge Winery produces Bordeaux-style wines in its gravity-flow winery using traditional winemaking techniques, French oak and fruit from their Walla Walla estate vineyards. Combining old-world philosophy with modern innovation, the winery has become an industry leader. www.pepperbridge.com