Ackerman Family Vineyards promoted Kristie Fondario to director of sales and marketing.
In her new role, Fondario directs both wholesale and consumer direct sales and marketing for Ackerman Family Vineyards wines as well as events, partnerships and programs at “The Aviary” tasting room and Ackerman Heritage House, a 1888 Queen Ann Victorian home in downtown Napa.
Fondario joined Ackerman Family Vineyards in 2016 as sales and marketing manager. She previously worked at Sojourn Cellars in Sonoma and also for Viviani Destination Management.
Before moving to California, she was director of sales for Owera Vineayrds in New York. Fondario graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with degrees in both Hospitality and Service Management and Business Management.
The Aviary tasting room and Ackerman Family Vineyards is located at 608 Randolph St., Napa.