Vine Connections, a wine & sake importer based out of Sausalito, California recently promoted Kristin Breshears to the company’s executive leadership team. In a newly created position, Kristin is now the Director of Distributor Management & Strategy. Vine Connections is a female-led company and was featured by Forbes in a Women’s History Month article about their female producers.
For the past five years, Kristin has been the South-Central Regional Sales Manager for Vine Connections. Prior to Vine Connections, she was the Regional Sales Manager for Hahn Family Wines for 9 years. She worked for Crush Wine Marketing for 2 years prior to Hahn.
She is devoted to strategically growing Vine Connections’ relationships and sales for its award-winning Japanese sake, world spirits, and South American wine portfolios. She will partner with RNDC leadership including NASA, RAMs and Category Management teams. The primary focus area for the position involves distributor management and leadership in TX, LA, HI, AZ, ID, and SD.
A native Texan, Kristin studied Communications at University of Texas & graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders. After working as a speech-language pathologist for almost 10 years, she stumbled into the fun & fabulous world of wine. She currently resides in Austin, Texas.