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Quintessential Wines Expands Team as Company Continues to Grow

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Seasoned industry leaders join the global wine importer’s regional sales team

NAPA, CA (August 27, 2020) — Wine importing, marketing and sales company Quintessential has announced the hiring of four industry veterans to its growing sales team. Chris Hayes, David Strathy, Andrea Rogers and John Marshall have recently joined the growing organization to support new acquisitions and the company’s expansive portfolio of family-owned wines.

Seasoned industry wine professional John Marshall joins Quintessential as New England Regional Manager. With three decades of experience at the supplier, broker and distributor levels he will oversee retail operations in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

New to the team as Northwest Division Manager, is David Strathy. Overseeing the Pacific Northwest, David has extensive knowledge of the Washington and Alaska markets and brings years of on-premise, chain and independent retail experience to the role.

Chris Hayes has joined as Regional Manager in charge of the Columbia, Oregon territory. Chris has nearly 15 years of experience in the wine industry and he holds multiple certifications including Court of Master Sommeliers, Level One and Oregon Wine Board Master Class, Level One.

Overseeing Colorado as State Manager, Andrea Rogers, a former broker in the state. She brings her passion for the industry and the market to Quintessential.

“As the company expands, we are delighted to welcome these seasoned wine professionals to our management team,” says Dennis Kreps, who owns Quintessential with his father Stephen D. Kreps. “They share a passion for what they do and exhibit the exemplary values that our company is known for.”

For more information on Quintessential, visit www.quintessentialwines.com or call (707) 226-8300.

About Quintessential Wines:

Founded in 2002 by father and son, Stephen D. and Dennis Kreps, Quintessential is a family-owned-and-operated import, marketing and sales company headquartered in Napa, California. It is dedicated exclusively to representing other multi-generational, family-owned-and-operated producers who have the same passion for winemaking that Quintessential has for strategically marketing and selling those wines. These producers, from top wine regions around the world, create wines that offer the best, most authentic expression of the grapes from their respective vineyards. For more information, please visit http://www.quintessentialwines.com.

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