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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Announces Leadership Changes

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WOODINVILLE, Wash. (October 5, 2022) – Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Ste. Michelle) has announced several senior leadership changes.

The company has aligned itself into three commercial divisions – Washington, Oregon, and California – each supported by shared services.

Toby Whitmoyer will serve as President, Washington; Amy Prosenjak will serve as President, Oregon; and David Bowman, will serve as President, California. Mike Lee will serve as Chief Financial Officer and President of Operations & Supply Chain.

Whitmoyer, Prosenjak, Bowman, and Lee will each report directly to Ste. Michelle’s Board of Directors.

David Dearie, previously President and Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving the company to move closer to his family and pursue his other interests.

About Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is the largest winery in the Pacific Northwest and among the largest premium wineries in the United States. With a distinguished history that dates to 1934, the winery now farms more than 30,000 acres across Washington, Oregon, and California and distributes its wines in over 100 countries. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates pioneered vinifera winegrowing in Washington and remains the driving force behind viticulture and enology research in the state, including the establishment of the Washington State University viticulture and enology program and the construction of the university’s research and teaching winery, now named the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center.

Ste. Michelle traces its roots to shortly after the repeal of Prohibition, through the founding of The Pommerelle Company and the National Wine Company (NAWICO) in 1934 and 1935, respectively. Pommerelle and NAWICO merged in 1954 and became American Wine Growers. American Wine Growers first produced wines under the Ste. Michelle Vineyards label in 1967. Ste. Michelle first entered Oregon with the purchase of Erath in 2006.The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates portfolio includes Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands, Columbia Crest, Erath, A to Z, H3, Liquid Light, Intrinsic, REX HILL, Spring Valley Vineyard, Patz & Hall, and Northstar, along with several other premium brands. The winery also has partnerships with Marchesi Antinori (Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Col Solare), Ernst Loosen (Eroica), and Michel Gassier (Tenet). Ste. Michelle Wine Estates serves as the exclusive U.S. importer for Marchesi Antinori and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. For more information, please visit www.smwe.com.

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