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Benchmark Consulting Announces the Placement of Scott Lloyd as General Manager at Quilceda Creek


Quilceda Creek is proud to announce the appointment of Scott Lloyd who will serve as the winery’s General Manager, effective immediately.

In this role, Lloyd will oversee winery operations, consumer-facing channels and marketing efforts to enhance and promote Quilceda Creek’s world class reputation.

Lloyd has worked in the wine business for nearly two decades with a focus on developing luxury brands for family-owned boutique wineries in the Napa Valley.

“As we’ve grown, both in reputation and size, it became clear that a General Manager of Scott’s caliber would be paramount to our future. Scott’s track record and experience will help us continue to enhance what my family has poured their heart and soul into for the last 40 years,” said Paul Golitzin, President and Director of Winemaking, Quilceda Creek.

Raised in the Napa Valley, Lloyd was immersed in the wine business witnessing the trends and growth in the industry.  Scott and his family are excited about the move up North and look forward to their next adventure. They will be making their home in lovely Mukilteo, Washington overlooking the Puget Sound.

“Quilceda Creek is a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon producer and I am honored and humbled to be working with them. Their attention to quality and precision has built their reputation of excellence within the industry. I’m very excited about our future together,” said Lloyd.

About Quilceda Creek

Quilceda Creek is a boutique winery founded in 1978 in Snohomish, Washington. They specialize in Super Premium Cabernet Sauvignon. Although the winery facility is located west of the Cascade Range, the winery sources all its grapes from their five vineyards in Eastern Washington. Quilceda Creek has earned some of the highest reviews and awards of any winery in the United States. Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon is the first American wine from outside California to earn a perfect 100-point score from The Wine Advocate. Since its founding in 1978, Quilceda Creek has received five 100-point ratings from  The Wine Advocate for their Cabernet Sauvignon and one 100-point rating for their 2014 Galitzine Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Additionally, Quilceda Creek has received three top 10 wines of the year in Wine Spectator. Their 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley was served at the White House dinner to President Hu Jintao of China in 2011. Quilceda Creek is a privately held company.

About Benchmark Consulting

Benchmark Consulting is a retained executive search firm dedicated to serving the wine community.  Benchmark conducts both domestic and international searches in all areas of the wine business, including production, sales, marketing, finance, public relations and general management.  Benchmark Consulting is headquartered in Napa, Calif. and is a privately held company.

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