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Mendocino Wine Company Announces New Hires

Submitted By: Tara Thomas, September 29, 2014
Napa, CA – Mendocino Wine Company and the Thornhill family, owners of Parducci Wine Cellars, Paul Dolan Vineyards, and Moniker Wine Estates, have announced the hiring of Michael Lindell as North Central Division Manager and Jim Abbotts as Western Division Manager. Both will report to John Girty, Vice President National Sales.

With over 20 years of experience in the beverage business, Lindell brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position. From stints with Ernest and Julio Gallo, Miller Brewing Company, Seagram Beverage, Proximo Spirits, and Terlato Artisan Brands, and more, Lindell knows his way around the beverage industry.

Abbotts has been in beverage sales in the western states for 15 years, including seven years at Young’s Market and six years at Delicato Family Vineyards. Most recently he spent two years with Kenwood Vineyards, where he increased chain sales in California by 12%.

“We are very excited to have Jim and Michael on board,” said Girty. “With their experience and enthusiasm I think they will have a huge impact on the continuing sales growth of Mendocino Wine Company.”

About Mendocino Wine Company
Mendocino Wine Company is owned and operated by the Thornhill family and based in Ukiah, California. Formed in 2004, the Mendocino Wine Company owns and operates Parducci® Wine Cellars, Mendocino’s oldest winery, as well as Paul Dolan Vineyards™, Moniker® Wine Estates, and several others. The Thornhill family continues the tradition of making award-winning wines using sustainable wine growing and land use practices. Mendocino Wine Company has created an example for the rest of the world—a world that they hope to make better in every way. In recognition of their leadership, the State of California twice (2007 & 2009) awarded Parducci® Wine Cellars with the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), California’s highest environmental honor.

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