Gil Family Estates Hires New US Executive VP

Gil Family Estates, an award-winning wine producer founded in 1916, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Tardy as U.S. Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

Philip will be responsible for the full U.S. portfolio including wines of Bodegas Juan Gil, Bodegas El Nido, Bodegas Morca, Rosario Vera, Cellers Can Blau, Bodegas Atalaya, Bodegas Ateca, Bodegas Shaya, Bodegas Tridente, Llicorella Vins and Lagar Da Condesa.

The Gil Family portfolio boasts over 500 90+ scores from various critics including Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Advocate, Wine & Spirits and Decanter.

“We are thrilled to welcome Philip on board to continue to drive sales in the U.S. marketplace,” says Jordi Flos, Gil Family Estates’ Managing Partner. “Philip has substantial experience working with some of the largest brands in the country and will be instrumental in Gil Family Estates’ growth.”

Tardy has over 25 years in the wine industry. Prior to joining Gil Family Estates, Tardy was the Senior Vice President for the House of Smith, where he was responsible for managing sales in the U.S. and 37 countries earning them Hot Prospect awards. Tardy spent 11 years with Terlato Wines International, where he left as Vice President of Sales. Additionally, he was the Director of Sales at Southern Glazer. Tardy began his career at E&J Gallo Winery, where he rose from sales representative to State Manager of Sales over a 12-year period.

Representing appellations from Spain, including Jumilla, La Rioja, Priorat, Rias Baixas, and Rueda, Gil Family Estates is a leading wine producer selling high-quality wines in over 40 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Tardy will be responsible for streamlining plans and execution to exceed market sales trends.

“I am honored to join a company that has over 100 years of history, spanning five generations,” says Tardy. “I look forward to sharing terroir driven wines from unique appellations in Spain with the American consumer.” 

About Gil Family Estates

Gil Family Estates owns or controls approximately 1,766 hectares (4,364 acres) of vineyards throughout their eleven wineries physically scattered across ten different D.O.s, Protected Designations of Origin, in Spain. Each winery has its own personality perfectly defined but working in excellent unity with the rest. Gil Family Estates has unwavering focus on indigenous terroir-driven wines of outstanding value. All of the wineries under Gil Family Estates are currently run by brothers, Miguel and Ángel Gil. Today, the Family continues their focus on old-vine vineyards of indigenous varietals and the prioritization of sustainable farming (organic, dry-farming). This focus, coupled with their investment in technology, reduces the winery’s impact on the environment and results in the production of higher quality wines. The Gil Family Estates portfolio of wines is sold in over 40 countries and distributed in all 50 U.S. states.

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