SALINAS, California – April 23, 2019 – Scheid Family Wines (SFW) announced today a new addition to its growing sales team with the hiring of Joseph Fritz as Multi-State Sales Manager. Joseph will handle SFW’s sales and distributor management in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Joseph has 15+ years of wholesale wine experience. Previously he served as Sr. Wine Manager of Hop and Wine Beverage in Chantilly, VA. During Joseph’s time there, the fine wine business grew from less than $100,000 in revenue in 2012 to over $2,000,000. Prior to Hop and Wine Beverage, Joseph was a Sales Representative for Grassroots Wine Wholesalers in Birmingham, AL. Before launching his career in the wine industry, Joseph graduated Cum Laude from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
According to Tony Stephen, Chief Sales Officer for Scheid Family Wines, “We are excited to have Joseph join our SFW sales team. He is a well-respected industry professional with exceptional knowledge, experience and key account relationships in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.”
About Scheid Family Wines
Scheid Family Wines has farmed wine grapes in Monterey County, California since 1972. With 4,000 acres of sustainably-certified vineyards located along a 70-mile spread of the Salinas Valley and a state-of-the-art winery, Scheid Family Wines is fully-integrated to bring high quality estate grown wines to the marketplace. The Scheid Family Wines nationally-distributed portfolio includes Scheid Vineyards, District 7, Ryder Estate, Ranch 32, Metz Road, VDR, Stokes’ Ghost and Roku. In addition, Scheid Family Wines produces over 20 regionally distributed brands for specific clients or distributors.