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Round Pond Estate Announces Retirement of Diane Cline and Promotion of Scott Reed

Scott Reed

Rutherford, California (January 13, 2020) — Round Pond Estate owners Miles MacDonnell and Ryan MacDonnell Bracher announce that Diane Cline has handed over the reigns as Director of National & International Sales for Round Pond Estate to Scott Reed as of January 1, 2020.

Reed joined Round Pond Estate in January, 2015 as Midwest Regional Sales Manager before being promoted to Eastern Division Sales Manager in May, 2017, then National Sales Manager in March, 2018.  Before joining Round Pond Estate, Reed spent time with other wineries and importers including C. Mondavi & Sons and Casa Vinicola Zonin, along with past experience in the Finger Lakes wine region, wholesale and retail industries. Over the past five years Cline has been mentoring and grooming Reed to take over the National & International Director of Sales role. “Scott’s wealth of knowledge and passion for the wine industry distinguishes him as a respected expert in the field,” says Miles MacDonnell. “He has been a fantastic part of our team and I know under his leadership going forward, the wholesale team will continue to deliver great results.”

Before joining the Round Pond Estate team in May, 2012, Cline was Sales Director at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars from 1986-2001, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at HALL Wines from 2003-2009, and operated her own wine sales and marketing consulting company, WineDi Consulting, from 2009-2012. Under her leadership the Round Pond Estate wholesale channel expanded into national distribution in eighteen months and achieved phenomenal results year over year. Cline will be staying on in a limited capacity to ensure a smooth transition and lead some select wholesale projects.

Reed lives in Edwardsville, IL, with his wife Laura. They have three daughters, Autumn, Ashton and Ella, along with their newest edition, grandson Jameson Scott Abram.


Owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, Round Pond Estate is a highly sought-after and respected ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon producer, specializing in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisanal foods and unforgettable experiences—all from the heart of Napa Valley. The family has been growing some of the finest wine grapes in Napa Valley’s acclaimed Rutherford region for over 40 years. Home to world-renowned American vineyards and some of the most coveted Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, Rutherford is widely recognized as one of the great viticultural regions of the world. Over the years, Round Pond Estate has cultivated a nurturing and sustainable relationship with the estate vineyard making their Cabernet Sauvignon prized by numerous esteemed wineries. To make their own highly-rated, handcrafted wines, Round Pond Estate has combined two generations of wine growing experience with the same artisanal attention to detail needed to craft world-class olive oils and red wine vinegars. The goal is simple – by remaining true to time-honored traditions, Round Pond Estate strives to craft the best the Napa Valley has to offer.

More: https://www.roundpond.com/

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