Santa Margarita, CA—Ancient Peaks Winery today announced that Stephanie Metzler has been named Western Sales Manager, a new position covering six states in the Western U.S.
Metzler comes to Ancient Peaks Winery from the San Francisco Wine Exchange, where she worked for the past four years as the west coast sales manager, serving as the primary interface with distributor partners in 12 states. Previously, she served as the domaine and estate sales representative for Glazer’s Distributors in Dallas and as the wine director for Cork Wines, also in Dallas.
“Stephanie brings a wealth of western regional experience to Ancient Peaks,” said Amanda Wittstrom-Higgins, VP of operations at Ancient Peaks Winery. “Her trade relationships run deep, and she is set to take our brand to the next level here in California and around the western United States.”
Metzler’s territory for Ancient Peaks will include California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Idaho.
“This is an innovative brand and my job is to match that innovation in our market approach,” Metzler said. “My goal is to inspire and create momentum through every level of distribution, right down to the consumer. It all begins with great wines and strong relationships.”
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.
“As we grow and expand, it is increasingly important to have someone who can call on all of our western region distributors,” said Kristin Muhly, the winery’s national brand manager. “This has created a need for someone with Stephanie’s skill set and experience, and we are excited about what she will accomplish across the region.”
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