Mission Hill Family Estate Appoints New Vice President of Sales



    New Fine Wine Team Led by Shauna Hansen, former VP for Fosters

    WESTBANK, OKANAGAN VALLEY, BC, July 22 /CNW/ - Mission Hill Family
Estate, the leading premium wine company in Canada, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Shauna Hansen as Vice President of Sales for wine. Formerly
with Fosters Wine Estates as Western VP of Sales, Shauna has over two decades
of sales and marketing experience in the beverage business. In her new role,
she will be responsible for domestic and international sales for Mission Hill
Family Estate and Artisan Wine Co.
    Previously with Fosters (Beringer/Blass), Shauna has an extensive
background in building a professional sales organization and in creating deep
channel and account penetration for over 20 wine brands in Western Canada.
While there she was responsible for helping establish some of the top
Australian wine brands in the Canadian market including Lindemans, Penfolds
and Rosemount. She has held senior sales and marketing roles at Southcorp
Wines Canada and Rosemount Estates Wines. Shauna first began her sales and
marketing career working for popular US and local wine companies including
Ernest and Julio Gallo and Andres Wines.
    "We are thrilled to have Shauna head our new fine wine sales team. Her
passion and deep knowledge of wine is invaluable in building and growing a
premium wine company. I had incredible respect for her strategic market
development and leadership abilities in crafting a strong sales team when I
worked with Shauna at Fosters in Napa. I look forward to working closely
together on creating an outstanding wine company for the Canadian and export
marketplace, said Dan Zepponi, President, Mission Hill Family Estate.
    "My career started in the wine business over 20 years ago with a Canadian
wine company. I have watched and admired the strides the industry had made and
am now very proud to be a part of it again. Mission Hill Family Estate is a
world class winery and has demonstrated the vision that is raising the bar for
all in the industry. I am looking very forward to being a part of the dynamic
team at Mission Hill and to contributing to the future success of this amazing
winery and brand," said Shauna Hansen, VP of Sales, Mission Hill Family
Estate.

    About Mission Hill Family Estate

    Mission Hill Family Estate, Canada's Winery of the Year, is world
renowned for its award-winning wines, stunning setting and architecture, and
its Cuisine de Terroir-based Terrace restaurant. The family estate vineyards
are located in five distinct growing regions of British Columbia's Okanagan
Valley. Reflective of the origin and unique character of the Valley and of the
careful `pruning to bottle' program, Oculus, our signature Bordeaux-inspired
wine, represents the pinnacle in premium winemaking. Proprietor Anthony von
Mandl and winemaker John Simes produce elegant internationally acclaimed wines
with New World flavours and Old World refinement from this incomparable
lakeside mountaintop winery. Visit www.missionhillwinery.com for more
information.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Lori Pike, Director of Public
Relations, lpike@missionhillwinery.com, (604) 808-6655

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