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Trefethen Family Vineyards Hires James DeLuca as Director of Retail and Hospitality


Iconic Family-Owned Napa Winery Hires Sales and Hospitality Expert with Extensive Hotel Experience

(Napa, Calif.)— January 14, 2019—Trefethen Family Vineyards, a family-owned winery with more than five decades producing estate-grown Napa Valley wines, today announced the appointment of James DeLuca as Director of Retail and Hospitality. In this newly created position, DeLuca will oversee all direct-to-consumer sales efforts and programs including Trefethen’s wine club, winery events and visitor experiences. DeLuca will also work closely with the Trefethen family and Winery Chef Chris Kennedy Aken on the development of a new culinary program aimed to debut in 2019.

DeLuca brings extensive hotel and hospitality experience to Trefethen. He previously held management positions at the Harvest Inn, Bardessano, North Block Hotel and SENZA, all in the Napa Valley. He has also worked in senior sales roles with The Standard Hotel, Thompson Hotels and Resort at Squaw Creek. He holds a Bachelor of Political Science from Amherst College and lives in Napa.

Trefethen’s CEO Jon Ruel stated “We strive to provide gracious hospitality to the guests at our estate in the Napa Valley and we are thrilled to have James on the team as we refine our existing programs and develop new experiences highlighting our legacy of excellence in winemaking and the culinary arts.”


Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of Napa’s pioneering wineries. Founded in 1968, Janet and John Trefethen helped define what the Napa Valley is today. More than five decades later, this Napa legend remains family-owned and committed to the craft of producing 100% estate-grown wines. The winery is located at 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue. Tastings are available daily. For more information, please contact the winery at 866.895.7696 or visit www.trefethen.com.

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