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TOR Napa Valley Appoints Elizabeth Robertis Director of Private Clients


Iconic Napa Valley Winery Hires Luxury Hospitality, Sales and Marketing Professional

(St. Helena, Calif.—October 21, 2019) – TOR Napa Valley, founded in 2001 by Napa icon Tor Kenward, today announced that the winery has appointed Elizabeth Robertis as Director of Private Clients. In this newly created position, Robertis will continue to elevate TOR’s hospitality programs by leveraging relationships with existing mailing list members, partners, concierges and Robertis’ own relationships with collectors. She will bring TOR to life in meaningful ways for members by hosting private tastings, dinners and events, while also establishing relationships with new collectors to drive DTC sales and increase revenue.

Prior to joining TOR, Robertis had her own marketing, strategy and DTC consultancy firm, Robertis Consulting, where she worked with noted brands, including K Laz Wine Collection, Steltzner Vineyards, The Heron House and Bench Vineyards. She also was the General Manager of Arrow& Branch and the Director of Sales and Marketing for OVID Napa Valley. Additionally, Robertis has ten years of public relations experience working both at Constellation Wines US and Walt Disney Studios. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.

“At TOR, we are only interested in the best. We work only with best blocks in Napa Valley’s best vineyards, have a great winemaker in Jeff Ames and an uncompromising approach to winemaking; we never settle. So, when we decided it was time to hire a Director of Hospitality, we set out to find a unicorn; someone with the heritage, experience, passion and eloquence to be a credible representative of TOR, a brand that requires a deep understanding of Napa history and terroir. We have found all of that and more in Elizabeth, we could not think of a better ambassador for all that we are and do.” – Matt Deller MW, TOR COO


TOR Wines produces single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the Napa Valley. The wines are highly coveted and sold exclusively to collectors and some of the world’s finest restaurants and specialist retailers. Tor Kenward, after an illustrious 27-year career helping to build Beringer, established TOR Wines in 2001 to produce wines from only the best blocks in great vineyard sites he knew and revered. In October 2016, Robert M. Parker Jr. said of TOR Wines “Tor Kenward is using his vast experience in the wine industry and impressive palate to find exceptional terroirs and produce fascinating wines that merit serious attention.”

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