Rutherford, Napa Valley, September 2019 –Round Pond Estate owners Miles and Ryan MacDonnell announce that Michael C. Mathews has joined the winery as Vice President, Finance.
Mathews will oversee all financial operations of the family-owned winery based in Rutherford, CA.
“We’re delighted to welcome Mike to our company,” said the MacDonnells.
“His experience with day to day winery financial operations and strategic planning and commercial insights will be extremely valuable to our ongoing growth and success.
Mathews looks forward to joining the family-owned winery with its focus on food as well as wine. “I am pleased to join Round Pond with its terrific reputation for quality and leadership. I look forward to working with this dynamic team to continue to drive business success.”
A graduate of Lehigh University with a degree in Accounting, Mathews holds the Intermediate Level from The Wine and Spirits Educational Trust. Mike was most recently the Director of Finance and Administration at Grgich Hills Estates where he led all functions of accounting, HR, commercial support and winery operations. He has previously worked in financial management roles for Bespoke Collection, Wilson Daniels and Diageo Chateau and Estates. Michael lives in Napa with his wife and daughter.
The Cypress Group, an executive search firm based in St. Helena focused on the wine industry, facilitated Mr. Mathews’ 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.
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