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Anne Champagne Joins Cliff Lede Vineyards as Director of Sales, South


(April 22, Yountville, Calif.)—Tony Baldini, President and Chief Operating Officer of Cliff Lede Vineyards located in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District, is pleased to announce the addition of Anne Champagne to the team as Director of Sales, South. Based in Houston, Texas, Anne will oversee Cliff Lede Vineyards’ sales and distribution in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Kansas, Alabama and Arkansas.

With more than two decades of diverse wine industry experience, Anne brings a wealth of knowledge to her new role with the family-owned winery. Anne joins Cliff Lede from Joseph Phelps Vineyards, where she held several key positions, including Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Brand Director. Previously, Anne spent six years with Jackson Family Wines, where she was the Regional Sales Manager in the international division.

“With extensive experience and a penchant for family-owned wineries, Anne is skilled in wine sales and well-versed across multiple aspects of the wine industry,” notes Baldini. “We are thrilled to have her support our sales and marketing efforts for Cliff Lede Vineyards in this key region.”

About Cliff Lede Vineyards

First established by Cliff Lede in 2002 with the purchase of 60 acres in the Stags Leap District, Cliff Lede Vineyards has become a leading family-owned producer of Bordeaux variety wines with more than 160 acres of estate vineyards across Stags Leap District, Calistoga and Carneros. The 25,000 square foot Howard Backen-designed winery and network of caves provide an ideal home for Cliff Lede’s wine production. Over the last two decades, the winery’s flagship estate bottling, Poetry Cabernet Sauvignon, has been awarded multiple 100-point scores across critical publications. Today, the winery is being ushered into its third decade by President and COO Tony Baldini, and next-generation vintner and Director of Communications, Jason Lede. Winemaking is led by Director of Winemaking Christopher Tynan and Winemaker Travis Bullard. The Cliff Lede Vineyards’ tasting room offers a complete Napa Valley lifestyle experience where the best in wine, music, art, architecture and nature intersect. A variety of indoor and outdoor tasting experiences and private tours, including tasting in the newly remodeled Backstage Tasting Lounge, are available with advance reservation, daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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