For Immediate Release
Contact: Melanie Dougherty
Calhoun & Company Communications
Amapola Creek Vineyards & Winery Appoints Eileen McLemore as National Sales Manager
Seasoned Industry Expert Takes on Lead Sales Role at Sonoma Valley Winery
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., August 30, 2010 – Amapola Creek, a tiny ultra-premium winery founded in 2007 by Richard and Alis Arrowood, has announced the appointment of Eileen McLemore to National Sales Manager. In her new role, McLemore will manage national distributors, open new distribution channels, further develop the winery’s direct to the consumer program and contribute to the winery’s marketing efforts.
Following more than 15 years as National Sales Manager at Arrowood Winery, McLemore is thrilled to continue working with the family. “I plan to hit the ground running and look forward to expanding the visibility and success of Amapola Creek. These wines epitomize Richard’s commitment to quality without comprise and I’m extremely proud to represent them.” A long-time veteran in the wine industry, McLemore has held sales positions at Frederick Wildman & Sons and Callaway Winery where she was one of the original Callaway Girls.
Winemaster Richard Arrowood notes, “Eileen brings a unique blend of talent and knowledge to Amapola Creek. Her industry experience and dedication to our wines and our family make her the perfect person for the job. When you have a small winery like Amapola Creek it is truly a team effort, and there’s nobody I’d rather have on our team.”
Amapola Creek Vineyards & Winery
Founded in 2007 by Richard and Alis Arrowood, Amapola Creek is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. A small, ultra-premium facility – tiny but sophisticated, simple yet state-of-the-art. Spread along 600 vertical feet of the western slope of the Mayacamas range, the 110 acre Amapola Creek ranch borders the highly acclaimed Monte Rosso Vineyard, where all 20 acres of mountain estate vineyards are CCOF certified organic. For additional information, please visit amapolacreek.com.
Editor’s Note: Eileen McLemore is available for interview; please contact me to set up an appointment.
MELANIE DOUGHERTY, Account Manager
CALHOUN & COMPANY COMMUNICATIONS
Wine and Spirits Specialists
3275 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94115