Terlato Wine Group Announces Two Executive Promotions

Feb 08, 2016, 11:30 ET from Terlato Wines

LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Terlato Wines is pleased to announce two executive promotions. Dave Lane has been promoted to President and COO of Terlato Wines, and Chris Lynch has been promoted to Chief Development Officer for the Terlato Wine Group.

In his new role, Dave will oversee Terlato Wines' Sales and Marketing functions, as well as related operations, helping strengthen the company's position as the leading luxury wine company in the world.  He will also work closely with the COO of Terlato's new Artisan Spirits venture, sharing resources, best practices and relationships to pave the path for success of this new division.

"In Dave's 10 years at Terlato, he's grown as a leader in our organization and in our industry, and we have a great deal of faith in his ability to execute our family's vision to achieve marketplace leadership at every important on- and off-premise tier," said William A. Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines. 

Chris Lynch will focus on new business development, portfolio acquisitions and direct-to-consumer operations, at Terlato-owned wineries in California, including Rutherford Hill and Chimney Rock in Napa Valley and Sanford in Santa Barbara County, and on Uncorked.com, the company's e-tail arm.

"As President of Terlato Wines for the last five years, Chris Lynch has skillfully managed multiple brand acquisitions, successfully negotiating the additions of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, Lapostolle, Cecchi, David Bruce and other brands to our portfolio," said Terlato. "Chris also was instrumental in solidifying our new Artisan Spirits joint venture with Distell, and over the past few years, he has increased our international presence in the U.K., Canada, the Caribbean and several Asian markets including China, Hong Kong and South Korea."

Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 80 brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family's winery investments and partnerships in some of the worlds most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy and; Montalcino, Italy.

The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; Santa Cruz: David Bruce; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Jack's House; Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de La Tour, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Ramonet, Domaine Georges Roumier, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca'Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Epsilon, Fizz 56, GAJA, Goretti, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco; Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Durbanville Hills, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Nederburg, Plaisir de Merle, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Two Oceans; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar,Marco Abella.  Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Amarula Cream Liqueur, Angostura Rum and Amaro, Bain's Cape Mountain South African Whisky, Bisquit Cognac, Bunnahabhain Scotch Whisky, Deanston Scotch Whisky, Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Distillatorio Nonino Amaro and Grappa, Gordon Graham's Black Bottle Blended Whisky, Heartland Prohibition Gin, Langley's No. 8 Gin; Ledaig Scotch Whisky, Marnier XO Cognac, Riazul Tequila, Scottish Leader Scotch Whisky, Tigre Blanc Vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur, and Tobermory Scotch Whisky.

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