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LOMPOC, CA (July 15, 2019) – Established in 1947, fourth generation family owned, and operated Terlato Wine Group today announced the appointment of Trey Fletcher, to the role of Winemaker, Sanford Winery & Vineyards.  In his role, Fletcher will be responsible for Sanford’s day to day vineyard & winery operations working closely with the Terlato Family in executing their vision and future direction for the vineyards and wines of Sanford. 

Fletcher spent the last eight years at Bien Nacido Vineyards in Santa Maria, as Winemaker & General Manager.  A seasoned veteran of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Fletcher has also held winemaking roles with Littorai Wines in Sebastopol, Domaine Alfred in Edna Valley and Silverado Vineyards in Napa.  His diverse background also includes extensive international experience with a focus on Pinot Noir winemaking.  

John Terlato said, “Sanford & Benedict is an iconic vineyard with incredible potential. The next chapter for Sanford is to fully unlock this potential.  What impressed us most about Trey was his understanding that the vineyard and its farming is the starting point and the cornerstone of our wine quality. Furthermore, his philosophy of focusing on farming with minimal intervention is very much aligned with our views.” 

In addition to Sanford, Terlato family owned vineyards and wineries include Chimney Rock in Napa’s Stags Leap District, Rutherford Hill Winery and EPISODE in Napa’s Rutherford Appellation, Klipsun Vineyard in Washington States’ Red Mountain, Domaine Terlato Chapoutier in Australia and Terlato Vineyards in Friuli, Italy. 

About Terlato Wines:  Terlato Wines and the Terlato family, now in its fourth generation, has a portfolio of more than 85 wine brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company owning and operating businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. For more information, please visit www.terlatowines.com.

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