The move supports record-setting growth for the family-owned company
August 5, 2021, Dayton, OR – The Stoller Wine Group announced today that Pat Hiley has been appointed vice president of national sales. With more than 25 years of wine industry experience, Pat’s career has ranged from fine dining to buying at high-end grocery and a large wine supplier covering the Southeast to senior management at a distributor.
Hiley joined the Stoller Wine Group in December 2018 to learn the producer side of the business, managing the southeast region. “When the opportunity to join a family of quality-driven wineries arose almost three years ago, I jumped at the chance to work for the Stoller Wine Group,” said Hiley. “I am beyond excited to take the reigns as Vice President of National Sales.” Hiley holds Certified Wine Specialist accreditation from the Society of Wine Educators and Certified Sommelier credentials from the Guild of Master Sommeliers.
“Pat’s proven experience, outstanding character, and deep knowledge of our brands made him the perfect man to lead the team,” said Gary Mortensen, president of the Stoller Wine Group.
The Stoller Wine Group family of brands is a leader in the Oregon wine category. The Stoller Family Estate brand is the fastest-growing top 15 Oregon winery across the U.S., outpacing the category 7.5 times faster in dollar sales and ten times faster in total volume sold, according to IRI – Total U.S. Food for the 52-weeks ending July 11, 2021.
About Stoller Wine Group
Stoller Wine Group is a family of wine brands from Oregon wine pioneer, Bill Stoller. Its brands and products are based on various price points and distribution models. They include Stoller Family Estate, Chehalem Winery, History, Canned Oregon, and Chemistry. Fun, fast-paced, and progressive, the Stoller Wine Group is always seeking to improve its brands, and company, with a lens towards sustainability. For more information, visit www.stollerwinegroup.com
About Stoller Family Estate
Stoller Family Estate is one of the most highly regarded vineyards and wineries in Oregon. Pioneering Oregonian and Founder Bill Stoller purchased his family’s second-generation farm in 1993 with the vision of cultivating an enduring legacy for the land and Oregon wine industry. Over the last 25 years, he has patiently transformed the 400-acre property into the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills. Stoller Family Estate features the world’s first LEED® Gold certified winery, three guest homes and a state of the art tasting room with panoramic
vineyard views. Stoller Family Estate has been named Best Tasting Room in the Nation by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Poll in 2018, and Oregon’s Most Admired Winery by the Portland Business Journal for four consecutive years. For more information, visit www.stollerfamilyestate.com
About Chehalem Winery
The story of Chehalem is rooted in a deep and abiding reverence for the land. From the vineyards we nurture and harvest to the wine we blend and age – we handle every step with unwavering respect for sustainable practices. We consider ourselves a vineyard winery. We aim to reflect what the vineyard has produced, purely, with minimal processing and without compromising great fruit. A staple of the Downtown Newberg wine scene, our Tasting Room is open seven days a week. Old school winemaking, Oregon style! For more information, visit www.chehalemwines.com
Chemistry is the first collaborative project between Stoller Family Estate and Chehalem Winery. Identifying the opportunity to craft wines that reflect the purity and depth of their Willamette Valley origins, Chemistry allowed our winemaking teams to bond over working with diverse vineyards sites across the region. Balanced, approachable and elegant, our goal is to make the winemaking imprint as minimal as possible in order to reflect the purity of fruit for which Willamette Valley is known. For more information, visit www.chemistrywine.com
About Canned Oregon
Canned wines are catching fire because the next generation of wine drinkers care about portability as much as they do about quality and value. Canned Oregon is a new brand that was born from the idea that wine should complement every lifestyle you lead. Whether exploring the mountain, relaxing at the beach, or in the city with friends, Canned Oregon evokes a sense of place, adventure and the endless ways you can experience the Oregon life…wherever you may be. For more information, visit www.cannedoregon.com