Ehlers Estate appoints Andy Bartee as national sales director

(August 25, 2016; Saint Helena, Calif.)—Ehlers Estate is pleased to welcome Andy Bartee as national sales director. Bartee brings over ten years of experience in the wine industry, including territory management and development for 39 domestic markets and 16 export markets.

Originally from Oklahoma, Bartee first entered the wine industry in 2005 as a district sales manager and account representative for the Domaines and Estates division at Glazer’s Distribution in Houston. In 2006 he was named sales representative of the year within the state and division. In 2010, Bartee went on to work for Vranken Pommery America as a state sales manager for Texas and Louisiana, controlling the development of programs involving Champagne. In 2011 he joined Eric Solomon Selections European Cellars as central regional sales manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, Louisiana and Arkansas. For the last four years, Bartee served as director of sales for Copain Winery. Bartee has completed Level 1 of the Court of Master Sommeliers.

“With his vast knowledge of the market and previous experience in the wine industry, we think Andy will be an excellent addition to our team here at Ehlers Estate,” says Winemaker Kevin Morrisey. Bartee will be based in Dallas, TX.

About Ehlers Estate:
Renowned winemaker Kevin Morrisey oversees every detail at Ehlers Estate, a historic vineyard property that dates back to 1886. The 42-acre estate thrives today as a steward of the land, creating sought-after wines that are reflective of its heralded terroir. Certified 100% organic on July 1, 2008, Ehlers Estate crafts expressive and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Sauvignon Blanc from vineyard to bottle.

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