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Shannon Family of Wines Promotes Brian Altomari


Now Vice President of Sales

Brian Altomari

Lower Lake, CA (May 4, 2021) – Shannon Family of Wines announced the promotion of Brian Altomari to the position of Vice President of Sales, effective immediately.  Reporting directly to Clay and Angie Shannon, he will be responsible for sales and distribution throughout the US.

“In Brian’s first 3 years at the company, he has made an indelible impact on the organization by recruiting some of the finest sales talent in the industry,” said Clay Shannon, Proprietor of Shannon Family of Wines. “This talent is a competitive strength and has become an amazing foundation for the distribution of our wines.  We are extremely proud of the organization which he is helping mold and we are enthusiastically confident Brian will lead the company’s future sales to the next level.”

Altomari brings 17+ years of industry experience to this new position. Prior to joining Shannon Family of Wines, Brian’s employers included Hundred Acre Wine Group, Treasury Wine Estates, and Southern Wine and Spirits, based in the Chicago and Florida markets. 

“I am excited about this promotion and appreciate the trust that Clay and Angie have shown in me over the past almost 3 years,” states Altomari. “Our brands are absolutely on fire and every day seemingly brings more great news and huge wins. We will continue to add to our topflight sales team and have quickly become a desired destination for elite talent in the industry.”

Altomari obtained his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University, Major in Marketing with Minors in Information Systems and Statistical Analysis, and Speech

About Shannon 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, protecting sensitive nesting areas, and will be 100% Certified Organically farmed this year.

The Shannon Family of Wines portfolio includes Buck Shack, Clay Shannon, Giannecchini, High Valley, OVIS, Shannon Ridge, Steele Wines, and Urgency. www.shannonridge.com



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