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Miller Family Wine Company Hires Jonathan Nagy as Winemaker

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Santa Maria, CA – Miller Family Wine Company, the newest division of the industry-leading Thornhill Companies, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of industry veteran Jonathan Nagy as Winemaker.

Nagy brings over 20 years of experience to his new role as Winemaker for Miller Family Wine Company. After graduating with a BS in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis, Nagy worked two harvests with Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley before returning to his hometown of Santa Maria to pursue a career in wine. He spent three years as Lab Manager/Enologist for Cambria Winery and in 2001, was hired as Assistant Winemaker for Byron. In 2004, Nagy was promoted to Winemaker – a position he held for 16 years prior to joining Miller Family Wine Company. Responsible for managing all aspects of Byron’s winemaking from vineyard to bottling, Nagy also oversaw winemaking for Nielson Wines. In addition to winemaking and viticulture, Nagy is skilled in budget planning, compliance, sales and marketing, and has continually proven to be a strong leader and communicator across all levels of winery operations.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Jonathan join as winemaker,” says Marshall Miller, Vice President of Operations. “He is an accomplished winemaker with an inherent understanding of winemaking on the Central Coast that sets him apart.” Nicholas Miller, Vice President of Sales & Marketing added, “Jonathan is the complete package, with strong skills in business leadership as well as winemaking.  We are thrilled to have him on our team and have the utmost confidence in the direction he will take our wine program.”

About Miller Family Wine Company

Miller Family Wine Company is a division of the Thornhill Companies – the industry-leading umbrella brand of one of California’s premier winegrowing families, the Miller Family, who have been farming California’s Central Coast for five generations. Miller Family Wine Company manages acclaimed national branded wine labels, including Bien Nacido & Solomon Hills Estates, J. Wilkes, Ballard Lane, Smashberry and Barrel Burner wines, control label brands for prominent retailers across the U.S. and French Camp vineyard in Paso Robles.

For more information on Miller Family Wine Company, please visit www.millerfamilywinecompany.com.

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