Vintage Point Adds Prestigious Names to Client List
September 11, 2006, Sonoma, Calif. - Sonoma-based Vintage Point - "Partners in Wine," the company which offers sales, marketing and general management services to small, luxury wineries, today announced that it has entered into sales and marketing partnerships with several prestigious wine producers from Russian River Valley, Napa Valley and Australia. The company, which earlier this month announced the formation of its national sales and marketing team, also continues to work with wine producer Jayson Woodbridge, owner of Hundred Acre, Gold, and Pure Love Wines.
"Most small winery owners are in the business because they love to make wine, not because they love to sell wine," comments Vintage Point Managing Director, David Biggar. "Our focus on the luxury side of the wine business, coupled with our ability to offer small producers greater sales coverage than they could ever have on their own, is proving to be an attractive proposition."
Vintage Point's portfolio now includes the following luxury wine producers:
Luna Vineyards - Founded by industry veterans Mike Moone and George Vare, Luna is a Napa Valley estate winery specializing in hand crafted ultra-premium wines, and is recognized for its critically acclaimed Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Merlot, and proprietary reserve red wine Canto. Luna's executive team is comprised of President Mary Ann Tsai, Winemaker Mike Drash, Vice President of Sales Jon Biane and Chief Financial Officer David Lawrence.
Arnold Palmer Wines - In a partnership with Napa Valley's Luna Vineyards, legendary golfer Arnold Palmer collaborates with his longtime friend Mike Moone to create wines that are generous in flavor, approachable and honest, sourced from premium vineyards in California's most prestigious growing regions.
"With the continued consolidation in the industry, Vintage Point is the wave of the future for smaller brands," comments Mike Moone, Co-Founder and Partner in Luna Vineyards. "Its model gives small brands the opportunity to receive the necessary attention and leverage within varying sized distributors around the country, without compromise. The Vintage Point team, combined with our two sales managers who have joined their staff, make for a very experienced and powerful sales organization."
Vintage Point serves the business needs of its small winery customers through a national sales network designed to help them navigate through the complex and consolidating U.S. distribution system, increase or improve sales, and stand out from competitors. Vintage Point specializes in channel management, employing luxury wine industry veterans that have strong, personal relationships with distributors, master sommeliers, restaurateurs and key retail accounts. The company also offers marketing and general management services to its domestic and import wine clients. The two partners, David Biggar, Managing Director and Tom Peterson, Director of Operations, emphasize that "Partners in Wine" signifies not only their own partnership, but the many partnerships they have formed with the luxury wine trade.
Vintage Point is located at 564 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 94576. It can be reached via phone (707) 939-6766, fax (707) 939-6765 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Company's website is www.vintagepoint.com.