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Shane Soldinger named GM, Silver Trident Winery

Submitted By: Julie Ann Kodmur, April 05, 2017
Yountville, Napa Valley, April 2017 --- Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home founders Bob Binder and Walter Jost have announced that Shane Soldinger has been named General Manager. “The business has far exceeded our expectations, and Shane has been a key part of that success,” they commented in making the announcement. “The popularity of our Flagship Club, the elegant professionalism of our tastings, our exuberantly enthusiastic guests---Shane’s efforts now are recognized in his new title,” they add.

“I am honored to be part of the team which has worked to establish Silver Trident Winery as an extremely well respected brand amongst our industry peers as well as to visitors of the Napa Valley and wine enthusiasts everywhere,” Soldinger says. “Silver Trident has garnered a rock-solid reputation for providing a truly unique guest experience, and as part of that reputation, we’ve also built a top notch team and a loyal following. We’re producing great wines from distinguished vineyards and are able to offer them at competitive prices,” he adds.

Soldinger was the first employee hired by the founders when they launched the Yountville based winery in 2015. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Yountville Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Silverado Pickups, Napa Valley’s premier rock and roll band. Soldinger grew up in Chicago and first entered the wine business in 2000 when he worked a harvest at Cosentino Winery, eventually becoming GM there. Shane earned his sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers and was also the Director of Sales and Marketing for Crocker & Starr Wines.

The Tasting Home, at 6495 Washington Street in Yountville, offers its collection of six Napa Valley wines in an elegant, residential-style interior furnished with Ralph Lauren Home. The intimate setting welcomes guests to enjoy the wines while seated in either the sitting room, living room or dining room. The environment expresses Ralph Lauren Home’s timeless thoroughbred lifestyle with furniture and lighting, fine area rugs and decorative accessories---all of which are available for purchase.

The Silver Trident Winery Tasting Home welcomes walk-in guests. The Tasting Home is open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week and for special events by appointment (707/945-0311 or Tastings are $30.00. Reservations are required only for groups of 6 or more. Each tasting will include a minimum of four wines.

The winery’s name is a tribute to the owners’ long-standing affiliation with cruise ships. Bob Binder is the co-founder of Oceania Cruises, a luxury cruise line which has partnered on projects with The Wine Spectator, Lalique and Bon Appétit Magazine. Swiss-born Walter Jost is an accomplished advertising and media executive.

For more information:
Tasting Home and Loft reservations: 707/945-0311,