Saturday, 16 October 2021

Langtry names Tim Matz as new president

MIDDLETOWN – Long-time wine industry executive Tim Matz has been selected to serve as president of Langtry Estate and Vineyards, replacing Easton Manson, who remains chairman of the board of directors.


As president of Langtry, which maintains extensive land and vineyard holdings in Lake and Napa counties, Matz will oversee grape growing, production, marketing and sales for the Langtry and Guenoc wine brands, and carry the role of director of California operations overseeing Langtry’s expansion into outdoor pursuits.


Matz joins Langtry after four years as president of Jackson Wine Estates International where he was responsible for the operations, sales, marketing and finance for all of Kendall Jackson Wine Estates International business globally.


He was previously vice president and general manager for Beringer Blass Wine Estates (imports and Canada) from 2002 to 2004, and he was president (Americas) of Southcorp Wines prior to its acquisition by Beringer Blass.


Earlier in his career, Matz worked for Brown-Forman in various sales, marketing, and business development roles.


He brings more than 26 years of business experience, with 21 years of experience in wine and spirits industry management, and he holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky. He co-edited and authored a wine industry book titled, “Wine, A Global Business.”


“Tim is an experienced leader with proven results in management, sales, marketing and operations. He has a very strong track record in brand growth,” said Manson. “We’re delighted to have Tim’s leadership driving the future expansion of our wine brands and diversification of our agricultural business model. He will be instrumental in directing the growth of the company and in overseeing the many exciting initiatives we have planned.”


Langtry Estate and Vineyards has extensive vineyard holdings in Lake County with smaller holdings in Napa and is the largest winegrower in the region. The picturesque estate consists of 21,000 acres and straddles Lake and Napa counties. Vineyards are limited to 400 prime acres in both Lake and Napa counties. Langtry and Guenoc wines are distributed nationally.


Additional information on the winery is available at www.langtryestate.com or by calling 707-987-2385.


Langtry Estate and Vineyards is located at 21000 Butts Canyon Road.


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