CALISTOGA, Calif. – January 21, 2021 – Tedeschi Family Winery has appointed Ashley Palmer to Wine Club Manager. Promoted from within the company, Palmer will continue working closely with the Tedeschi leadership team, which includes fourth-generation General Manager Emilio Tedeschi, Vineyard Manager Mario Tedeschi, Winemaker David Sundberg, and Director of Sales Stephanie Trotter-Zacharia. As Wine Club Manager, Palmer will continue to cultivate and foster the Tedeschi wine club and e-commerce, and assist in direct-to-consumer programs.
After earning a degree in Viticulture from Napa Valley College, Palmer began her career in wine at ETS Laboratories. Drawing from her past studies in Agricultural Science, Palmer has held various positions in the lab as well as in accounting and has been able to cross-train in wine production, vineyard management, and hospitality at Tedeschi Family Winery.
“We are thrilled to have Ashley in this key position,” says President Emilio Tedeschi. “She understands that how we approach our relationships with our customers reflects our values as a small, family-run winery. We are passionate about our focus on the unique wine varietals we offer, but we believe our approach with customer hospitality is our highest priority and that needs to be personal, authentic, and fun. As a result, the relationships we have formed with our members and guests have been an important part of our success. I’ve known Ashley a long time, and her talent and enthusiasm will ensure that the experiences our customers have at Tedeschi Family Winery will get even better.”
About Tedeschi Family Winery
Tedeschi Family Winery is a boutique, family-owned winery producing fewer than 2,000 cases a year in the style of the “old-world.” Emil Tedeschi’s grandparents settled in Calistoga in 1919, emigrating from Pisa, Italy. His father would purchase the current family home in 1951, where he planted the first grapevines among established fruit trees. In 1991, Emil, Eugene’s son returned as steward after cofounding one of Hawaii’s most successful wineries: Tedeschi Vineyards – Maui. Today, the Calistoga winery has become the passion and single focus of Emil’s two sons Emilio and Mario.
Together, the Tedeschi family continues their commitment to handcrafting old-world style wines from several small and neighboring vineyards to produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Valdiguié, Viognier, Rosé of Valdiguié, and a Late Harvest wine of Sauvignon Blanc. Each of their vineyards are specially selected and hand tended.