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Interview, Part 1: Hess Family Wine Estates Managing Director Timothy Persson

Hess Family Wine Estates, part of The Hess Group of Switzerland, has undergone a strategic overhaul recently, offloading Australia’s Peter Lehmann Wines to Casella for $49.5 million last November, and making major investments in its flagship Hess Collection range, which includes Mount Veeder, Napa Valley and Select tiers. The company—whose other brands include MacPhail, Sequana and Artezin among others—has also revamped its leadership team, with Hess family member Timothy Persson named managing director in 2012, and John Grant—formerly managing director for Treasury’s Beringer brand—joining as COO last August. SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently met with Persson to discuss the company’s U.S. outlook. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 18, 2015