Cuvaison Estate Wines announced the appointment of Jaki Palacios to the role of director of marketing and the promotion of Steve Richards to Vice President of Domestic and International Sales.
Palacios and Richards will join a new leadership team led by Dan Zepponi, who joined the company in November of 2016 as president and CEO.
Palacios began her career in wine at Constellation Brands, where she was the associate marketing manager for Robert Mondavi Private Selection. Since then, Palacios has served as account supervisor at NSight Connect, specializing in digital marketing, brand manager, Kroger beer and wine at WX, and most recently, brand manager for C. Mondavi and Family, where she led the repositioning of the Charles Krug brand.
With his promotion from V.P. of domestic sales to V.P. of international and domestic sales, Richards will be responsible for expanding the global presence for both Brandlin and Cuvaison.
Prior to joining Cuvaison Estate Wines in 2010, Richards spent a decade at St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery, where he served as national sales manager.