As of May 1st, 2014, Bella Oaks Vineyards has named Martin Repicky as Director of Private Clients, a new position at Bella Oaks, which will focus on growing our clientele base by creating lasting relationships and by personally helping the owners of our favorite brands as individuals, not as a company. Prior to this, Martin was the Director of Marketing and Sales at Bella Oaks, where he worked in marketing, sales and wine education, and directed the annual Bella Oaks Riesling Festival.
Mr. Repicky has been a long-time member of the Bella Oaks team, and is the Founder of the Repicky Estate Vineyard. He will be bringing his wealth of industry knowledge and experience to Bella Oaks, as he continues to lead our sales team in a strategic direction for the company. In January of 2012, Mr. Repicky started the Repicky Estate Vineyard. He now produces 3,000 cases of award-winning Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay each year.
A Luxury Hospitality Professional Has Been Appointed by a Pedigreed Rutherford Cabernet Estate
(August 2, 2021, Rutherford, California) – Martin Repicky has been named Director of Private Clients at Bella Oaks, a new wine estate and cultural refuge in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Repicky’s first priority in his new position, which reports to General Manager Shae Kinsman, will be to launch the Bella Oaks brand to a select mailing list, after which he will focus on creating a unique hospitality experience to showcase the estate, which will include Bella Oaks’ future winemaking facility and tasting room on Manley Lane.
Since 2010, Repicky has held management positions with the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group (TKRG), most recently serving as the General Manager for the TAK Room in New York City, where he oversaw the development, construction & opening of Thomas Keller’s latest restaurant concept. He has also worked as the Service Manager at Per Se and the Assistant General Manager for The French Laundry. In his native Canada, he worked at C Restaurant in Vancouver, Temple Restaurant Lounge in Victoria, Araxi Restaurant & Lounge in Whistler and the Five Sails Restaurant at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. Repicky has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and French Language from the University of Victoria, a W.S.E.T Higher Certificate and a Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild.
“Martin offers a wealth of hospitality expertise from his years working in some of the country’s most prestigious restaurants. We can’t conceive of a better candidate to provide personalized service and a world-class experience to our private customers. Martin is a fantastic complement to the fantastic team that Suzanne Deal Booth has put together,” says General Manager Shae Kinsman.
Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon will be released for the first time in September 2021, with the 2018 vintage ($275/bottle). Pre-release tastings will be available at neighboring Wheeler Farms on a very limited basis by prior appointment only for $125 per person.
BELLA OAKS INFORMATION
Bella Oaks is a new wine estate that has been in the works for almost five decades, combining one of Napa Valley’s most ancient and renowned vineyards with owner and cultural preservation champion Suzanne Deal Booth’s commitment to cultural heritage initiatives. The Bella Oaks vineyard is renowned for producing some of the first single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons in Napa Valley. Deal Booth, who bought Bella Oaks in 2010 and recognized both its history and latent potential, has given the historic vineyard a voice of its own with a team that includes Vineyard Manager David Abreu, Winemaker Nigel Kinsman, and Master Blender Michel Rolland. Bella Oaks was certified by the CCOF in 2019 after Deal Booth supervised the conversion of the vineyard to organic farming. She also engaged expert Jeff Lawson to apply biodynamic ideas and practices across the estate, with the goal of establishing a thriving and balanced environment.
The Bella Oaks estate spans 32.6 acres, with 12.5 acres presently under cultivation and a ten-acre vineyard extension set to be completed by the end of 2021. Booth’s overall goal for Bella Oaks is to maximize the land’s potential by giving the estate a voice via its own wine and the seamless blending of art, community, and culture. Bella Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon will be released for the first time in September 2021, with the 2018 vintage ($275/bottle). Please visit www.bellaoaks.com for additional details.
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