t’s a Three-Peat! We were extremely proud to be honored as a VIBE Wine Supplier of the Year for the third consecutive year at the VIBE Conference in San Diego at the end of February.
We are going for a Dynasty next year.
We are evolving how we go to market, and are proud and excited to introduce to you our future model in The Heritage and Atlas Collections. The Heritage Collection, led by Vice President of Sales – Jeff Scott, is our domestic portfolio of leading family owned wineries; while The Atlas Collection, led by Vice President of Sales – Donn Danielson, is our international portfolio of family owned wineries. Please look for more on this subject on the following pages, inside this edition of The Mark Wine News.
My new office “El Garaje” has been completed finally and I have moved in! We are busy working on our new “Air Port” where we will house The Mark Wine Group’s Airstream (aka “The Thirsty Glamper”)! More to come on that development, in the Summer edition of The Mark Wine News. We look forward to showing you around next time you visit us in Austin.
The Mark Wine Group welcomes Marcy Stellfox, Sales Coordinator. Marcy comes to us from William Chris winery where she was the Wine Club Coordinator. In Marcy’s new role, she will be responsible for quarterbacking all program announcements and serving as the primary liaison for our supplier and distributor network to ensure the smooth success of all our national programs on a daily basis. Best of luck in your new role, Marcy!
Our partners Vintage Wine Estates (VWE) and Pacific Highway Wines have been building their portfolios. VWE has recently purchased Alloy Wine Works and Laetitia Winery, since the last edition of the news. This puts VWE at the forefront of the canned wine evolution, and a major player on the Central Coast after having purchased Qupé recently also. Merryvale Family of Wines comes back to The Mark Wine Group through their appointment of Pacific Highway, who also recently announced they were selected by Grupo Faustino of Spain for national representation also.
Finally, on the travel front, we are sad we missed Pebble Beach this year. However, we will be in Aspen! We look forward to connecting there, keep in mind we will be the wine sponsor of the Aspen After Dark party at Club Caribou, please come and find us while we are up in the mountains!