Trinchero Family Estates hires Aimee Baker to lead luxury wine production
ST. HELENA, Calif., September 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) today announced that Aimée Boulanger will join the organization as Director of Luxury Winemaking. Formerly Opus One Associate Winemaker, Baker brings a wealth of experience and a passion for team building to TFE’s growing luxury product portfolio.
Aimee will oversee all luxury wine making for Saint Helena– based in Trinchero Family Estates and working 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 several brands, including Neyers Vineyards, Bravium, ZIATA, Trinchero Napa Valley and Mason Cellars, and will lead all innovation projects in the luxury sector.
Born and raised on Mount Veeder in Napa Valley, Baker returned to Napa and the wine industry after a successful first career as head coach of women’s rowing at University of California, Santa Barbara 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 team management and the development of collection wines.
“I am incredibly excited to be working on a range of brands and varietals alongside the team of talented winemakers at Trinchero Family Estates,” said Baker. “Like a Napa Valley native, I have seen the growth and investment in TFE’s luxury portfolio, and am excited to be part of building its next chapter. “
Senior Vice President of Winemaking Glenn Andrade commented: “We are very happy that Aimee is joining our organization and leading the luxury wine team. His expertise and background will be essential to the continued growth and elevation of our luxury wine program. “
Baker’s addition to the Trinchero Family Estates winemaking team complements a sustained model of investing in the company’s resources in recent 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 beverage companies in the United States, Trinchero Family Estates continues to expand its capabilities and resources.
About Trinchero Family Estates Wines and Spirits
The second largest family winery in the world and the fourth in the world, Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) comprises more than 50 award-winning brands of wines and spirits distributed in nearly 50 countries around the world. Founded in 1948, when the Italian immigrant Mario Trinchéro brought his young family from New York City To Napa Valley and bought an abandoned Prohibition-era cellar called Sutter’s House in Saint 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 the flagship brands Sutter Home Family Vineyards and Ménage à Trois; the luxury brands Trinchero Napa Valley, Napa Cellars and Neyers Vineyards; partner brands Joel Gott wines, Charles & Charles and Bieler Père et Fils; 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.
SOURCE Trinchero Family Estates