Summerland Wine Brands Announces New Sales Leadership

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Amanda Albertson and Katrina Stoneking take the lead

Katrina Stone King

Buellton, CA: Summerland Wine Brands, a fully integrated wine business producing branded and private label wines for hundreds of grocery, wholesale and winery customers across the United States and Canada, announced the addition of Amanda Albertson and Katrina Stoneking to their organization. They will join Joe Padilla, whose role is expanding to include marketing and business development, as the sales leadership team. As directors of the Western and Eastern Division, respectively, Amanda and Katina will focus on building high-performing wholesale teams that sell to principle chains on principle chains, while developing partnerships of strong distributors and sales growth.

Amanda, who resides in Southern California, has a track record of building brands with Fetzer Vineyards and The Hess Collection Winery. She has spent time on both the distributor and supplier side of the table, which will help her build a strong and well-rounded team in the West. Amanda understands the “Owner Operator” mentality that Summerland subscribes to and knows she can call on her 16 years of experience to add clarity, insight and leadership to the Sales Organization.

Amanda Albertson

Katrina began her career in the adult beverage category at Miller Brewing Company and found her way into wine through Pernod Ricard. With previous roles as chief data and analytics officer at Bacardi and Pabst Brewing, analytics is a mainstay for Katrina: “The numbers don’t lie.” And she knows sales; leading the way with the national chain’s sales success of the past 6 years. She brings her energy, vision and 16 years of experience to Summerland, focused on building profitable brands and deeper relationships with retailers and distributors.

“We are very happy to have Amanda and Katrina join our team. They quickly grasped the vision for Summerland and are looking to have an immediate impact on our business,” says Paul Griswold, CEO of Summerland Wine Brands.

Summerland Wine Brands: www.summerlandwinebrands.com Founded in 2008, produces approximately 600,000 cases of wine per year per year in the area of ​​Summerland Vineyard, Insomnia, Flavor Bomb, King Chancho, Zoom Juice and various brands of Control and private labels.

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Elisha A. Tilghman