Rutherford, Napa Valley, August 2019 –Round Pond Estate owners Miles and Ryan MacDonnell announce that Erin Robertson has joined the winery as Director of Marketing.
Robertson will be responsible for all marketing efforts for Round Pond Estate including marketing strategy, branding, promotion, public relations, digital and social media marketing.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Erin to our company,” said the MacDonnells. “Her experience and success with marketing luxury wine brands will add immediate value to our team.”
Robertson looks forward to joining the family-owned winery with its focus on food as well as wine. “I am honored to join this prestigious farm-to-table inspired estate, and am honored to work with this impressive team and amazing portfolio of wines,” she said.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Robertson also holds an MBA from Sonoma State University. Most recently at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, based at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa, Erin oversaw marketing efforts for their California brands including Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Patz and Hall and Conn Creek. She has previously worked for Laird Family Estate, Grail Wine Selections and The Robins Cellars in marketing and sales positions. She lives in Napa with her husband and daughter. In her spare time she enjoys reading, hosting dinner parties with her husband, and hiking with her family and their dog in Napa.
The Cypress Group, an executive search firm based in St. Helena focused on the wine industry, facilitated Ms. Robertson’s appointment.
Round Pond Estate, owned and operated today by the second generation of the MacDonnell family, is a highly sought-after and respected ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon producer, specializing in the creation of pure, expressive wines, artisanal foods and unforgettable experiences—all from the heart of Napa Valley. The family has been growing some of the finest wine grapes in Napa Valley’s acclaimed Rutherford region for over 40 years. Home to world-renowned American vineyards and some of the most coveted Cabernet Sauvignon fruit, Rutherford is widely recognized as one of the great viticultural regions of the world. Over the years, Round Pond Estate has cultivated a nurturing and sustainable relationship with the estate vineyard making their Cabernet Sauvignon prized by numerous esteemed wineries. To make their own highly-rated, handcrafted wines, Round Pond Estate has combined two generations of wine growing experience with the same artisanal attention to detail needed to craft world-class olive oils and red wine vinegars. The goal is simple – by remaining true to time-honored traditions, Round Pond Estate strives to craft the best the Napa Valley has to offer.