MCMINNVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beck Family Estates, the exclusive importer and sales agency for sparkling wine house Graham Beck and Steenberg Vineyards, both from South Africa, as well as Angela Estate and the forthcoming Abbott Claim from Oregon, announced three appointments: Jack Chase, Regional Sales Manager West; John Davids, Regional Sales Manager Midwest; and Nicholas Abuabara, Regional Sales Manager Northeast.
Based in Seattle, Jack Chase most recently served as On-Premise Director at Vehrs Distributing where he managed all supplier programming, training and compliance in Washington, Oregon and Northern Idaho for national and regional chain accounts. Based in Chicago, John Davids was Regional Brand Manager Midwest for The Winebow Group, where he managed marketing, inventory management and pricing strategies for suppliers in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Nicholas Abuabara, based in New York City, is a veteran of acclaimed restaurants including New York City’s Blue Hill and Miami’s The Dutch. Most recently he was District Manager specializing in New York’s on-premise market for The Family Coppola.
“These experienced and energetic managers add depth and expertise to our new company,” said Clay W. Farmer, Vice President, Sales. “We plan to expand the brands’ presence across the top U.S. markets including New York, California, Texas, Illinois, Washington, Virginia, Florida and beyond.”
About Beck Family Estates
Launched in 2019, Beck Family Estates portfolio represents singular wineries in the upper tier of their categories, which also support the company’s broader mission of sustainability. The company is the exclusive importer for two South African wineries, the acclaimed, méthode champenoise house Graham Beck, as well as Steenberg Vineyards, the oldest registered farm in South Africa’s Western Cape. The company’s two Oregon wineries are located in Willamette Valley’s Yamhill Carlton AVA and include Angela Estate, an ultra-premium winery sourcing Pinot Noir from organic and sustainably-farmed vineyards, and the forthcoming Abbott Claim, which will launch in 2020. In 2019, Beck Family Estates announced its formation and the appointment of Clay W. Farmer, V.P., Sales, and Kristin Marchesi, V.P. Winery Operations in the U.S.