Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. Announces New Hires to Zonin USA Team

04/03/2015

News Release

From: Casa Vinicola Zonin USA Marketing & PR Division

8101 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 705 Miami, FL 33138

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jelena Meisel Marketing & PR Manager (305) 456-7196 pr@zoninusa.com

Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. Announces New Hires to Zonin USA Team

Miami, Florida, March 4, 2015 – Zonin USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A., Italy’s largest privately owned winery, announced today multiple hires to strengthen the company’s vision, strategy, and focus.

Tim Matz, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Zonin USA, Inc., acknowledged the rapid growth in the US market and noted that he’s pleased to announce a number of new appointments. Tracy Younes has joined Zonin as Senior National Accounts On-Premise Manager, Eric Rabinoff as Eastern Division Manager, Bob Visconti as Midwest Regional Manager, and Erin DeMara as South Florida Prestigious Accounts Manager. “We are delighted to welcome these talented new members to Zonin USA, Inc.,” said Tim Matz. “We continue to bolster the sales team as our expectations for continued expansion is aggressive and bringing on professionals of their caliber is of utmost importance.”

NEW HIRES:

Tracy Younes, WSET, Senior National On-Premise Accounts Manager brings a depth of experience and over 15 years of industry knowledge from her time spent managing National On-Premise Accounts with Michael David Vineyards, Pasternak Wine Imports, and Deutsch Family Wines & Spirits. Tracy’s experience is key to continuing company growth and strengthening Zonin USA’s on-premise national account relationships.

Eric Rabinoff, Eastern Division Manager, will oversee all the markets along the East Coast from Maine to Florida. Eric brings a wealth of experience to this role with over 25 years in the industry mostly with the Sebastiani Family from Sonoma County. He has held various positions within their company from Regional Sales Manager to National Sales Manager.

Bob Visconti, Regional Manager Central Division, will primarily focus on managing distributor partners and key accounts in KY, MI, and OH. Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and over 25 years of experience in the industry with leading companies and has represented both suppliers and distributors at various levels throughout this career.

Erin DeMara, Florida Prestigious Accounts Manager, will focus on South Florida’s prestigious accounts as well as assist in the continuous development of the Florida market. Erin has over 16 years of distributor and supplier experience with Premier Beverage, Palm Bay Imports, Wine Wave, and his own wine distribution company.

Casa Vinicola Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy; a company of seven generations of wine makers with eleven estates located in the seven most prestigious wine growing

areas in Italy. The flagship winery, Castello D’Albola located in Tuscany’s Chianti Classico District, Rocca di Montemassi located in Maremma, Tuscany, Principi di Butera located in Sicily, Ca’Bolani located in Friuli, Castello del Poggio located in Piemonte/Asti, Tenuta IL Bosco located in Lombardia, Podere IL Giangio located in Veneto, Abbazia Monte Oliveto located in Toscana and Masseria Altemura located in Puglia. Each winery is dedicated to its own traditional wines and styles. http://www.zoninusa.com

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