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Jennifer Pyle Joins Alma Rosa Winery as Sales and Hospitality Manager


(October 19; Buellton, Calif.)—Debra Eagle, General Manager of Alma Rosa Winery, a leading wine producer from Santa Barbara County’s Sta. Rita Hills AVA, is pleased to announce that Jennifer Pyle has joined the team as Sales and Hospitality Manager. In her role, Jennifer is responsible for overseeing and expanding all aspects of Alma Rosa’s hospitality program and delivering engaging wine education to employees, visitors and club members alike.

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jennifer studied Cultural Anthropology at Mansfield University. After completing her studies, Jennifer held key management roles in a diverse range of restaurants, hotels, bars and retail establishments in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Montana. Her journey through the world of wine has been characterized by a strong emphasis on education. She was a 2019 recipient of the Women of the Vine & Spirits “Women Behind the Wine” Scholarship and today proudly holds the WSET Level 4 certification, a diploma she received with merit and partially financed through funding secured through the competitive International Wine Challenge Bursary.

“With 16 years of hospitality management experience under her belt, we are confident that Jennifer’s impressive educational achievements and genuine love of wine will be key assets to Alma Rosa as she helps us develop, scale and oversee all aspects of our sales and hospitality programming,” says Eagle. “I am excited to work with her to build upon the incredible foundation laid by our Owners Bob and Barb Zorich and Founder Richard Sanford.”

About Alma Rosa Winery

Alma Rosa Winery, a leading wine producer from Santa Barbara County’s Sta. Rita Hills, is dedicated to making Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines that express the unique terroir of the appellation. Alma Rosa’s wines are layered, vibrant and balanced, reflecting the cool climate impact of the Pacific Ocean breezes that are funneled through the east-west transverse mountain range of the region. The winery was founded in 2005 by Richard Sanford, who was the first to plant Pinot Noir in the Sta. Rita Hills in 1971. Today the winery is owned by Bob and Barb Zorich, who purchased the winery in 2014. In 2019 Samra Morris took the helm as winemaker, becoming the first Bosnian American winemaker in California. Today, Alma Rosa offers a variety of tasting experiences both at its tasting room in downtown Solvang and at its Estate in Buellton. The tasting room is open daily, Sunday-Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Reservations can be made via Tock, and walk-ins are welcome. Reservations for the elevated tastings offered at the Ranch House, including two different hiking experiences must be made in advance via Tock or by email, privatetastings@almarosawinery.com.

For more information about Alma Rosa Winery, please visit almarosawinery.com.



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