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PATZ & HALL NAMES KEVIN HINCHMAN EASTERN U.S. SALES MANAGER

Submitted By: Molly Hanrahan, September 20, 2011
Contact: Michelle Armour
Michelle@jam-pr.com 415.495.1107 866.449.2666

PATZ & HALL NAMES KEVIN HINCHMAN
EASTERN U.S. SALES MANAGER

NAPA, Calif. – September 19, 2011 – Patz & Hall is pleased to name Kevin Hinchman as its eastern U.S. sales manager. In this role, Chicago-based Hinchman will be responsible for representing Patz & Hall’s acclaimed portfolio of Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs throughout a territory spanning 21 states, including Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland and Georgia. Hinchman will work directly under Donald Patz, one of the winery’s four founding partners.

Hinchman comes to Patz & Hall with extensive experience representing luxury wine brands. Hinchman’s past positions include director of accounts/brand development for Distinctive Wine & Spirits, Illinois market manager for Henriot Inc. and account manager for Winebow Inc. Most recently, he was a partner at Vinological Agents.

“Kevin is an exceptional salesperson, who understands our brand and what it stands for,” say Donald Patz. “At the same time, he has the knowledge, polish and personality to properly represent wines of our quality in the marketplace. More than just selling wine, we see Kevin as an ambassador for Patz & Hall.”

Hinchman holds a degree in German from Western Michigan University, and studied art history in Berlin for a year. He is fluent in both German and French.

About Patz & Hall: Founded in 1988, Patz & Hall combines the collective expertise of four friends – Donald Patz, Anne Moses, Heather Patz and James Hall. Together, this team has turned a desire to craft benchmark, single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs into one of California’s most respected artisan wineries. By cultivating personal relationships with a handful of California’s finest winegrowers, Patz & Hall has created an acclaimed portfolio of wines highlighting the terroir-inspired character of top vineyards in the Napa Valley, Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Mendocino County and Santa Lucia Highlands. For more information, visit patzhall.com.