Rathbone Adds North America Manager

Rathbone Wine Group, a leading family-owned Australian fine wine group based in Melbourne is proud to add Lisa Lambertus to its team. In her new role, she will oversee sales in the U.S. and Canada.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Lisa Lambertus to the position of North America Manager,” said Darren Rathbone, owner of Rathbone Wine Group. “She is equipped with a wealth of experience in the industry and has great contacts in wine distribution having already worked with a number of our distribution partners. U.S. wine consumers are really starting to see the diversity that Australia has to offer and to appreciate the quality of premium Australian wines, especially cool climate wines like ours. Lisa’s appointment is a pivotal step towards the goal of building out strong sales platforms in the U.S. to meet this demand.”

Prior to joining Rathbone Wine Group, Lisa was the Central Division Manager for Mendocino Wine Company responsible for sales of premium wines and managed the distributor network in 15 states in the Central U.S. She was also the National Sales Manager for Fort Ross Vineyard and Winery responsible for building a new super luxury brand, Sea Slopes, in addition to promoting the Estate Wine portfolio in markets east of Nevada. She was also the West Division Manager for Hahn Family Wines.

“I’m excited to be working for a family that is passionate and visionary in producing cool climate wines from elite regions of Australia,” Lisa notes. “I believe the U.S. is poised for growing interest and demand for these styles of wine. Being a part of the discovery and building the awareness of these wonderful properties will be exciting work.”

About Rathbone Wine Group

Established in 1996, the Rathbone Wine Group is a leading family-owned Australian fine wine group based in Melbourne. Its portfolio of premium brands includes three of Australia’s historic winery estates: Yering Station in the Yarra Valley of Victoria, Mount Langi Ghiran in Victoria’s Grampians region, and Xanadu in Margaret River, Western Australia. Rathbone Wine Group’s portfolio is focused on historic wine estates, with proven track records of quality, and locations in cool climate viticultural areas. With each brand, they strive to steward the land, honor its history, and keep a laser focus on quality first. In 2022, Xanadu winemaker Glenn Goodall received the 2023 Halliday Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year award.

Rathbone Wine Group: https://www.rathbonewinegroup.com/

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