Santa Margarita, CA--Ancient Peaks Winery today announced that Rachel Collier has been named VP of National Accounts, a new position charged with growing the winery’s national accounts and corporate retail business.
Collier comes to Ancient Peaks Winery from The Henry Wine Group, where she worked for the past 20 years, most recently as the VP of corporate sales. The Henry Wine Group is Ancient Peaks Winery’s California distributor.
“Personally and professionally, we have long held Rachel in the highest regard,” said Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, VP of operations at Ancient Peaks Winery. “Rachel’s depth of experience as a management executive, leader and trainer is exactly what we need to take our corporate sales to the next level.”
Said Collier, "I am thrilled to be working with such a high-quality team and excited to further develop their rapidly growing brand.”
Added winery co-proprietor Karl Wittstrom, “Rachel Collier is a true professional and we are very excited to have someone of her caliber of on our team. Rachel’s confidence in our brand and company, in and of itself, represents a proud moment for Ancient Peaks.”
Ancient Peaks Winery’s estate Margarita Vineyard is the southernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles region, located just 14 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Margarita Ranch AVA. The vineyard occupies one of Paso Robles’ coolest growing environments and spans a rare diversity of soils, resulting in wines that are known for their rich flavors, inherent balance and vivid sense of place.
“Our national retail prospects have grown thanks to the distinctive quality of our wines and the efforts of our team,” Wittstrom-Higgins said. “This has created a need for someone with Rachel’s skill set who can expertly manage and maximize our opportunities across the United States.”
Wittstrom-Higgins added, “We hold The Henry Wine Group in great esteem. They were our first distributor and have been a fantastic partner. Rachel and I and everyone here at Ancient Peaks look forward to working even more closely with them and to forging many more successful years together.”
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