Asheville, N.C. (Oct. 28, 2011) – Biltmore Wines has promoted Jerry Douglas to president. In his new position, Douglas oversees sales, marketing and production of Biltmore wines in the U.S. Biltmore is located in Asheville, North Carolina, and distributes its wines in 26 states.
Douglas joined Biltmore in 1984 and has been involved in the marketing and production of Biltmore wines ever since. Most recently he was senior vice president, with responsibility for Biltmore’s marketing and sales; he has been instrumental in Biltmore’s national distribution expansion in recent years. A leader in the American wine industry, Douglas has served as chairman of the American Vintners’ Association (now Wine America) and is a founding member of the Wine Market Council where he currently serves as a board member. He is a board member of Wine America and the American Institute of Wine and Food, and previously served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Wine and Grape Council.
Biltmore Wine Company makes more than 170,000 cases of wine each year and is the most visited winery in America. For more information please call 877-BILTMORE or visit www.biltmorewine.com.
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Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today, Biltmore has grown to include the new Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm; the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, or book a visit to Biltmore, go to www.biltmore.com or call 877-BILTMORE.