Trinchero Family Estates hires Aimee Baker to lead luxury wine production

New director of luxury winemaking to further enrich TFE’s portfolio

ST. HELENA, Calif., September 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) announced today that Aimee Baker will join the organization as Director of Luxury Winemaking. Formerly Associate Winemaker of Opus One, Baker brings extensive experience and a passion for teamwork to TFE’s growing luxury portfolio.

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Aimee will oversee all luxury winemaking during Saint Helena-based Trinchero Family Estates and work out of the organization’s Winemakers’ Studio – a state-of-the-art winemaking facility built in 2017 for TFE’s luxury brands. She will work with winemakers from multiple brands, including Neyers Vineyards, Bravium, ZIATA, Trinchero Napa Valley and Mason Cellars, and lead all luxury innovation projects.

Born and raised on Mount Veeder in Napa ValleyBaker returned to Napa and the wine industry after a successful first career as a senior women’s rowing coach at University of California, Santa Barbara and then Stanford University for a total of 14 years. After five years as a winemaker for Picchetti Winery in the santa cruz mountains, Baker joined the Opus One winemaking team where she developed her expertise in managing teams and crafting collectible wines.

“I am incredibly thrilled to be working on a range of brands and varietals alongside the team of talented winemakers at Trinchero Family Estates,” Baker said. “Like a Napa Valley native, I’ve seen the growth and investment in TFE’s luxury portfolio, and I’m excited to be a part of building its next chapter.”

Senior Vice President of Winemaking Glenn Andrade commented, “We are thrilled to have Aimee join our organization and lead the luxury winemaking team. His expertise and background will be essential to the continued growth and elevation of our luxury wine program.

The addition of Baker to the Trinchero Family Estates winemaking team completes a sustained pattern of investment in company resources over the past few years, including acquisitions of Napa Valley Mason Cellars, ZIATA and Neyers Vineyards brands, as well as partnerships with renowned Spanish and Italian producers. As one of the most successful family-owned beverage companies in the United States, Trinchero Family Estates continues to expand its capabilities and resources.

About Trinchero Family Estates Wines & Spirits
The second-largest family-owned winery in the world and fourth-largest overall, Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) includes more than 50 award-winning wine and spirits brands distributed in nearly 50 countries around the world. Founded in 1948, when an Italian immigrant Mario Trinchero brought his young family from New York City for Napa Valley and bought an abandoned Prohibition-era winery called Homepage in St. Helena—Trinchero Family Estates has been an innovator for seven decades. Today, Trinchero Family Estates remains deeply rooted in Napa Valley, encompassing a broad portfolio of global offerings, including flagship brands Sutter Home Family Vineyards and Ménage à Trois; luxury brands Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars and Neyers Vineyards; partner brands Wines Joel Gott, Charles & Charles and Bieler Father and Son; import brands San Polo, Famiglia Cotarella, Ceretto, Tenuta Regaleali, Angove Family Winemakers, Avissi Prosecco, Echo Bay, Finca Allende and Terras Gauda; and the spirits and specialty beverage brands Hanson of Sonoma Organic Vodka, Tres Agaves Organic Tequila, Tres Agaves Organic Cocktail Mixers, Amador Whiskey and Trincheri Vermouth. Learn more about www.tfewines.com.

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