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SOURCE Terlato Wines
LAKE BLUFF, Ill., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Terlato Wines, a leading marketer of luxury wines in the United States, has engaged Michel Rolland to serve as winemaking consultant at Rutherford Hill Winery in Napa Valley. Mr. Rolland, one of the most respected winemaking consultants in the world, will work with the Rutherford Hill winemaking team to take its wines to the next level of excellence.
Rolland is a Bordeaux-based oenologist, winemaker, vineyard owner and consultant. He has more than 40 years of winemaking experience, and has worked with a veritable "who's who" of wine brands around the world. He graduated from the famed Bordeaux Oenology Institute and is known for his far-reaching influence in the global wine industry. His use of technological advancements in viticulture and winemaking to elevate the quality of wine is unmatched in the industry.
"In the last five years, our Rutherford Hill Winery has produced its best wines since our 1996 acquisition of the winery," said Terlato Wines Chairman Anthony Terlato. "The next step is to produce wines at the same level as the wines we are privileged to market. We both share exacting standards for quality and a vision for Rutherford Hill Winery to produce world-class wines."
"I welcome the opportunity to work with the Terlato family and the Rutherford Hill winemaking team," said Rolland. "Our shared ideals and vision for the wines of Rutherford Hill will make it a pleasure to lend my expertise and advice to the winemaking team."
Since purchasing Rutherford Hill Winery in 1996, the Terlato family has invested in people, vineyard care, management, the winery and cellar systems and equipment with an eye toward assisting Winemaker Marisa Taylor and Doug Fletcher, Terlato's vice president of Winemaking, to produce wines of exceptional quality. The Terlato family and the Rutherford Hill winemaking team welcome Rolland's knowledgeable perspective, well-developed palate and broad span of reference based on his diverse clientele around the world.
Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 65 brands from world class wine and spirits producers in more than a dozen countries and currently has a 20 percent market share of wines $20 and over. According to Nielsen AdViews, Terlato Wines accounts for 43 percent of all advertising dollars in the wine category, making it the number-one wine advertiser. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family's winery investments and partnerships in some of the world's most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhone Valley in France and; Montalcino, Italy.
The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Quickfire, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Family Vineyards; Sonoma County: Alderbrook, Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Family Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Oregon: Sokol Blosser; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree Wines,Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Bollinger, Chateau de Sancerre, Chateau Timberlay, Domaine Chanson, Langlois-Chateau, M. Chapoutier, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; Greece: Boutari; Italy: Berlucchi, Ca'Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Colavita, Cusumano, Fizz 56, GAJA, Goretti, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Santa Margherita, Torresella; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; Mediterranean: Elios; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Spain: Marco Abella. Artisan Spirits: Distillatori Nonino (Grappa), Langley's No. 8 gin, Marnier Cognac, Tigre Blanc vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur.
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