Lower Lake, CA (November 12, 2020) – Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has announced the appointment of Brandon Lewis, effective immediately. Brandon will be responsible for the management of the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Brandon will report to Brian Altomari, National Sales Manager for Shannon Ridge Family of Wines.
Brandon comes to Shannon Ridge with over 20 years of wine sales management with past roles at Don Sebastiani & Sons, Oak Ridge, and Constellation Brands.
“Brandon came highly recommended from so many respected industry professionals and we’re ecstatic to have him on board. His strong relationships all over the Mid-Atlantic combined with his work ethic will take us to the next level in that region,” says Altomari.
“Working for a family-owned winery like Shannon Ridge is inspiring because you get an up-close look at how hard ownership works and how much Clay and Angie care about the winery, the wines, the land and their employees. The wines over-deliver at every price-point, the sales team is elite by any standard and the vineyard managers are dogs. The dogs are what closed the deal for me!” says Brandon.
Brandon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is a certified Specialist of Wine.
About Shannon Ridge Family of Wines
The Shannon family is committed to preserving their land, not only for the great vineyard sites but also for the bear, elk, mountain lions, eagles and other creatures which live there. Of their approximately 2,500 acres, only about 45% have been converted to vineyards. The balance of the land has been preserved for the wildlife which wanders through the property from the expansive wilderness areas adjoining the ranches. The vineyards were carefully planned out, leaving corridors open to migrating animals and protecting sensitive nesting areas.
The Shannon Ridge Family of Wines portfolio includes Shannon Ridge High Elevation Collection, Buck Shack, Clay Shannon, High Valley, OVIS, Pistol Grip, Urgency, Vigilance, Giannecchini and Shannon Reserve. www.shannonridge.com