February 16, 2010 for immediate release
Lion Nathan is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Myers as General Manager of Lion Nathan USA. This signals an ongoing commitment to growing Lion Nathan’s fine wine business in the US.
Myers, former Vice President and Executive Board Member at Duckhorn Wine Company and Beam Wine Estates, is a seasoned wine industry professional who brings a wealth of experience in marketing, sales and business development to Lion Nathan.
“I am enthusiastic about joining the team, which has established an impressive footprint in the US with strong trade partners across the country,” says Myers. “It is an exciting prospect to be working with an exceptional wine portfolio from some of the world’s most prestigious wine regions; Willamette Valley, Mendoza, Barossa Valley and Marlborough.”
Lion Nathan owns the highly acclaimed Argyle winery in Willamette Valley, Oregon and imports its own range of highly acclaimed wines including St Hallett from the Barossa Valley in Australia and Wither Hills from Marlborough in New Zealand. Additionally, Lion Nathan imports a number of other premium wine brands including Argento, from Mendoza, Argentina and Inkberry from Central Ranges, Australia.
Argyle founder and winemaker, Rollin Soles, who has produced fine wines and garnered high praise from wine critics and enthusiasts for more than 20 years, believes it is vital to have a professional and comprehensive presence in the USA to champion the unique attributes of each winery.
“Argyle has achieved recognition and a level of trust with wine devotees as a world class producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sparkling wine and we are excited to work with Steve to keep this message true while promoting it to an even wider wine enthused audience.”
Lion Nathan USA has made key inroads since establishing itself in July 2008. “We believe that establishing a team of fine wine professionals focused on building enduring relationships across the distributor, retailer and on-premise networks is the key to long term success for our brands and agency brands. The appointment of Steve gives us confidence that the strategic leadership and direction for Lion Nathan’s future in the US will be well managed.” says Anthony Roberts, Managing Director, Lion Nathan Wine.
Formed in 2008, Lion Nathan USA represents a unique collection of traditional and contemporary wine brands from some of the world’s most coveted wine regions.
For more information contact:
General Manager, Lion Nathan USA
Marketing & PR Manager, Lion Nathan USA
Lion Nathan USA – Portfolio of Fine Wineries
AUSTRALIA: St Hallett | BAROSSA, Petaluma | ADELAIDE HILLS, Stonier | MORNINGTON PENINSULA, Knappstein | CLARE VALLEY, Tatachilla | McLAREN VALE, Mitchelton | CENTRAL VICTORIA, Philip Shaw | ORANGE, Inkberry | CENTRAL RANGES, Rolling Estate | CENTRAL RANGES, Climbing | CENTRAL RANGES, Howard Park/MadFish | MARGARET RIVER