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Janet Llamas Promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Lede Family Wines

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Janet Llamas, CFO of Lede Family Wines. Photo by Bob McClenahan

(December 8, 2021; Yountville, Calif.)— Tony Baldini, President and COO of Lede Family Wines, is pleased to announce that Janet Llamas has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. In her new role, Llamas will oversee all financial planning and activities for Cliff Lede Vineyards and Poetry Inn in the Stags Leap District and FEL Wines in the Anderson Valley.

A Napa Valley native, Janet brings more than 15 years of wine industry experience to the position. Janet grew up in the wine industry and spent her high school years living on the iconic Stagecoach Vineyard, where her father was a founding member of the team and continues to serve as vineyard manager. Following graduation from Sonoma State University in 2004, Janet began her professional career at Cliff Lede Vineyards where she worked as an accountant. After a two-and-a-half-year stint at Lede, she worked at public accounting firms Frank, Rimmerman + Co. LLP and Moss Adams, where she gained managerial experience running audit and accounting programs primarily with wine industry clients. She later returned to the private sector in a senior financial role at Clos Du Val Winery, before returning to Lede Family Wines. She became Director of Finance in 2019 and was promoted to Vice President of Finance in early 2021.

“Finance touches every aspect of the company,” says Llamas. “Beyond maintaining efficiency, it is crucial that we understand emerging financial technologies to stay competitive with the rest of the industry as we constantly reinvent ourselves for the better, especially as we approach our 20-year anniversary.”

“Since joining our company in 2019, Janet has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the quality and diversity of our people and operations— stretching across three counties, two wineries and a boutique luxury hotel. She has developed business relations with our financial partners and vendors, and brings a positive, ‘reach-higher,’ attitude to our company,” says Baldini. “As we continue to operate with a forward-thinking lens, we know that Janet will be a critical component to the success of our company in 2022 and years beyond.” 

Janet holds a BS in Business Administration from Sonoma State University, a CPA certification and is currently pursuing an MBA through UC Davis. She lives on Atlas Peak with her husband and two daughters. In her free time, she enjoys running and cooking for family and friends.

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.

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Website: ledefamilywines.com

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