Joel Peterson, Solterra Strategies


Adelaida Cellars Fortifies Its Team

New Assistant Winemaker Brianne Engles;

Certified Sommelier Credentials For Glenn Mitton

June 10, 2015 (Paso Robles, CA)  Adelaida Cellars strengthens its team of experts with the announcement of Brianne Engles, new assistant winemaker, and Glenn Mitton, winery and vineyard ambassador who became a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Engles brings local and global winemaking experience, from the Napa Valley to the Barossa Valley now to the Paso Robles winery, and works alongside winemaker Jeremy Weintraub. Her skills in the cellar and work in the laboratory add to the sophistication and commitment to wine quality exemplified by the estate vineyard winemaking team. Her past experience in serving as an assistant winemaker and practice with blending is a strong addition for Adelaida Cellars.

"Engles will work with me in all aspects of production from the vineyard to the bottle," said Weintraub. "We will work closely together to ensure we grow the best wines from the estate. I am excited to have her as an integral part of the winemaking team."

A California Polytechnic State University graduate, Engles brings more than 10 years of hands-on experience to Adelaida Cellars and most recently served as the enologist at Quintessa Winery in the Napa Valley.

Adding to the list of winery announcements is Mitton's certification. With more than 20 years experience in the wine industry, Mitton recently earned his credentials to become a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Mitton, who hails from the United Kingdom, worked in wholesale wine sales and owned a fine wine shop before he moved to Paso Robles in 2008 to experience the production aspect of the wine business. Mitton worked two harvests but found his passion in working directly with customers. He worked at JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery before joining Adelaida Cellars in 2014, where he leads private wine tastings and the winery's Tour, Taste and Tailgate (TT&T) Tours.

Mitton's quest for a challenge began by earning his credentials through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and in 1999 he acquired level 3. Mitton believes that reading, tasting and enjoying wine is what it's all about, but he also believes in challenging himself to test his memory when the moment matters.

"I am very proud of the team at Adelaida Cellars," said general manager Jessica Kollhoff. "Engles' experience and enthusiasm strengthens our winemaking team and Mitton's credentials in wine education allow us to connect with our customers on a deeper level."

About Adelaida Cellars

Adelaida Cellars: a world-class winery with deep roots in Paso Robles' rich wine tradition. Adelaida has pioneered winemaking in the Paso Robles region since it was founded in 1981. The winery's estate includes the legendary HMR Vineyard plus four other distinct vineyards in the west hills of Paso Robles. They include Anna's, Bobcat Crossing, Michael's and Viking. Adelaida farms all of its vineyards sustainably; its wines have consistently won widespread acclaim from top writers and wine competitions in America. 805-239-8980,

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