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Trefethen Family Vineyards Hires Robert Helmer as Chief Financial Officer


Iconic Family-Owned Napa Winery Appoints Finance Veteran

(Napa, Calif.)— December 14, 2020—Trefethen Family Vineyards, a family-owned winery with more than five decades producing estate grown Napa Valley wines, today announced the appointment of Robert Helmer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Prior to joining Trefethen Family Vineyards, Helmer served as the Director of Finance at The Hess Collection Winery, a role he held since 2016. He was the Controller at Don Sebastiani & Sons for nearly a decade, and also worked at KPMG, one of the largest financial services firms in the world. Robert holds a degree in Business Administration from Sonoma State University.

CEO Jon Ruel stated, “Robert clearly has the accounting background, but it was his combination of business minded thinking and leadership skills that really set him apart. We are very excited to have him join Trefethen Family Vineyards.”


Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of Napa’s pioneering wineries. Founded in 1968, Janet and John Trefethen helped define what the Napa Valley is today. More than five decades later, this Napa legend remains family owned and committed to the craft of producing 100% estate grown wines. The winery is located at 1160 Oak Knoll Avenue. For more information, please contact the winery at 707.255.7700 or visit www.trefethen.com.



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