Brittan Vineyards of McMinnville, OR is pleased to announce that Thomas Sichta has joined the company as National Sales Manager.
Thom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. Prior to joining Brittan, Thom served as National Sales Manager for Chehalem Winery in Newberg, where he managed 24 domestic markets and 12 export markets. Before working for Chehalem, Thom worked on the distribution side of the business as General Manager of Cordon Selections in Oregon, as well as Portfolio and Operations Manager for Domaine Selections/ Henry Wine Group. His first job in the Oregon wine industry was as Wine Bar Manager and Tasting Room Manager for Ponzi Vineyards in Dundee, Oregon. In addition to his work experience, Thom holds an Advanced Certificate in Wine and Spirits/ WSET, which he obtained following his BA degree at the University of Georgia and his MA at the University of Montana. When he is not out spreading the gospel of Oregon wine, you will find Thom in record shops looking for vintage jazz albums. With his breadth of experience in retail and distributor sales on both sides of the business, Thom will be a very valuable addition to the Brittan
About Brittan Vineyards
Brittan Vineyards was founded by veteran winemaker Robert Brittan and his wife Ellen, who left Napa Valley to pursue their dream of making cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Oregon. The Brittan’s purchased their 128-acre property in the foothills of the Coastal Range in the McMinnville AVA in 2004, where they currently have 30 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Robert Brittan has just completed his 45th consecutive year of growing grapes and making wine, having worked as winemaker at Far Niente, St. Andrew’s and Stags’ Leap Winery before heading north to the Willamette Valley. On his rocky, exposed hillside Robert believes he has found a vineyard site that allows him to craft compelling, site-specific wines. The wines from Brittan are intense, rich wines that have great structure, yet are balanced, elegant and extremely age-worthy.