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Gemtree Vineyards appoints brand manager in North America

Andrew Buttery, managing director of Australian family wine producer Gemtree Vineyards, announced in McLaren Vale the appointment of Eymeric Darsch as brand manager, North America for Gemtree Vineyards.

Andrew Buttery said, “Eymeric has extensive experience within the hospitality and wine industries in the US and other parts of the world. Over the last three years, whilst working for our importer Grape Expectations as National Sales Manager, he has developed a unique understanding and dedication to Gemtree and our family.”

“In turn, we believe his appointment as Brand Manager demonstrates our long term commitment to Gemtree and the North American markets. Eymeric, who is based in North Carolina, will enable us to better support our distributors and grow our brand at a faster rate in the USA.”

“This is a significant investment for a family wine business like ours. Whilst we have fun making and selling wine, we are serious about growing Gemtree with the grapes we grow on our 340 acres of premium vineyard in McLaren Vale.”

As brand manager, North America for Gemtree Vineyards, Eymeric Darsch will be responsible for working closely with distributors and their sales teams across the US by assisting in developing relationships with key retail and restaurant groups within their state.

“This is an exciting time for our family and I am extremely confident that the appointment of Eymeric as our Brand Manager will help all of us to grow our business over the forthcoming years.

"I look forward to continuing my annual visits to the USA to support Eymeric and Grape Expectations in their efforts to market and sell Gemtree wines in North America,” Buttery said.

“When I was approached by Gemtree recently to represent them in North America it was like a dream come true,” Eymeric Darsch said.

“It feels like being back home in a small family environment working with down to earth people that have an understanding of the human factor in this ever more corporate world of wine.”



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