Windsor, CA October 12, 2022 – Erin Brooks and Todd Gottula, founders of Ernest Vineyards, have introduced that Mark Malpiede will likely be becoming a member of as firm President. Previous to this, Mark had been Vice President of Gross sales and Advertising and marketing for Williams Selyem Vineyard in Healdsburg for 16 years.
“I’m honored to tackle this new function with Ernest Vineyards and excited for a brand new problem,” Malpiede stated. “I’ve been an enormous fan of their wines for years and Ernest is a model on the rise. Erin and Todd are true innovators within the trade and I look ahead to serving to them and the workforce proceed their upward trajectory and take the following step in rising the model.”
Malpiede started his profession in direct-to-consumer advertising and marketing, primarily in excessive tech, within the early ‘90s earlier than making the transfer to the wine trade. In his 16 years at Williams Selyem he helped develop and information the model, managing technique and planning, advertising and marketing, hospitality and all home and worldwide gross sales. He’s additionally on the Board of Administrators of the Sonoma County Vintners and at the moment serving as President of the Sonoma County Vintners Basis.
Erin Brooks stated: “I’ve loved serving on the Board of Administrators for the Sonoma County Vintners with Mark for a number of years and sought him out to grasp if he’d be fascinated about becoming a member of us at Ernest Vineyards. He brings deep trade data and an extended historical past of efficiently main a enterprise. His experience in DTC is extremely precious and I look ahead to working with him as we write the following chapter for Ernest Vineyards.”
About Ernest Vineyards
Erin Brooks and Todd Gottula based Ernest in 2012 to craft wines of integrity and restraint from the far reaches of the West Sonoma Coast. Ernest focuses on cool-climate marine-influenced vineyards and produces small-lot wines that provide a way of place in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In 2018 Joseph Ryan joined as winemaker, bringing focus and finesse to the low-intervention technique and elegance in Ernest wines. In 2022, Ernest started creating a further 14 planted acres in Freestone and bought a winery in Occidental, thereby doubling the Property manufacturing for the model.