Napa, CA — Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 — Folio Fine Wine Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Vogele as Vice President, National Sales, and Ludovic Panciera as Vice President, Business Development. Both roles report to Chief Executive Officer Paolo Battegazzore and are effective immediately.
On the two appointments, Battegazzore commented:
“We are thrilled to welcome Thomas and Ludovic to these key sales leadership roles, and look forward to their contributions in driving the continued growth of Folio’s business in both three-tier and private client segments.”
With a formative career with Robert Mondavi Winery, Trinchero Family Estates and E and J Gallo Winery, Thomas Vogele joined Folio Fine Wine Partners in 2005 and held various sales roles until 2014 when he left to pursue his own business. He returned to Folio in March 2020 as Director of National Accounts, Off Premise, and since his return has been instrumental in growing this critical part of the business through innovative ideas, adapting to changing market conditions, and navigating a difficult year through the impacts of the pandemic.
Ludovic Panciera joins Folio in the newly created role of Vice President, Business Development, responsible for the development of the luxury channels and private client business. A 20-year veteran of the fine wine business, he holds a masters degree in Management and an MBA in International Business. Following an early career with LVMH and Ernst and Young, he joined Groupe EPI – the majority shareholder in Folio – in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer before relocating to the US in 2014 as VP for the Americas and transitioning to the Folio team earlier this year.
About Folio Fine Wine Partners:
Founded by the Michael Mondavi Family in 2004, Folio Fine Wine Partners is an importer, fine wine agency and producer of quality wines from the world’s premier and emerging wine regions, providing sales, marketing and public relations services to wine brands from California, Italy, Spain, France, Argentina, Portugal, Washington State, Austria and South Africa. For more information about Folio Fine Wine Partners, visit www.foliowine.com/ or social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Groupe EPI (Européenne de Participations Industrielles):
Groupe EPI is a private investment company chaired by Christofer Descours and plays a role as a committed shareholder in the companies it selects and supports in the development of their operations, and the harnessing of their know-how. Its value creation strategy is based on several business divisions: Fashion and Luxury (Bonpoint, J.M. Weston); Wines and Champagne with world-class Houses (including Piper-Heidsieck, Charles Heidsieck, Biondi-Santi); Financial investments, including real estate. The Group’s teams are driven by a shared passion and ambition to unleash the full potential of the projects and talents it brings together.