(May 27, 2021; Yountville, Calif.)—Lede Family Wines is pleased to welcome wine industry veteran Dina Clark as senior director of national sales. In her role, Clark will oversee national sales and distribution for both Cliff Lede Vineyards in the Stags Leap District and FEL Wines from the Anderson Valley. Her team will include long-time sales executives Sara Gorr and Kevin Hinchman.
“As we embark on our 20th anniversary at Lede Family Wines, we are excited to sharpen and relaunch our distributor and trade relationships,” says President and COO Tony Baldini. “Throughout her career, Dina has built an impressive track record for developing creative solutions and tailored programming for distributor partners. Dina is incredibly respected in the industry and we believe that her sheer verve, enthusiasm and proven experience make her the perfect fit for our team as we gradually grow our portfolio and as our long-term partners open back up.”
Clark, who is based in the Chicago area, brings nearly 25 years of wine industry experience to Lede Family Wines. Most recently, she served as Midwest regional director of sales for the Boisset Collection, where she oversaw the company’s American and French portfolio of wines totaling 21 brands in ten states with 18 distributors. Prior to that, Clark spent nearly a decade with Terlato Wines International, where she held positions including national accounts manager, national hotel manager and then director of sales for the Terlato Distell Artisan spirits division of the company.
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“Lede Family Wines is well known for producing some of the most desirable wines in California, and it is an honor for me to have the opportunity to represent wines that are so modern in mentality yet classic in style,” says Clark.
About Lede Family Wines
Lede Family Wines was established in 2002 when Canadian-born Cliff Lede acquired 60 acres in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, creating Cliff Lede Vineyards. In 2005, Lede opened the adjacent Poetry Inn, the only accommodation in the Stags Leap District. After acquiring the famed Savoy Vineyard in Anderson Valley in 2011 and creating FEL Wines, the company evolved to become Lede Family Wines, integrating Lede’s luxury wine and hospitality businesses.