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Melton Heads Up Winemaking as Clews Departs

By February 2, 2013Top News, VIPs

Adam Torpy, CEO of Goelet Wine Estates (GWE), the global family-owned wine company whose holdings include Napa Valley’s Clos Du Val Winery, the Languedoc’s Domaine de Nizas and Australia’s Taltarni Vineyards, announced his acceptance of the resignation of former Clos Du Val COO and Head Winemaker, John Clews. Clos Du Val is in the midst of a widely-acknowledged resurgence within the luxury wine tier sparked by Project Evolution. The comprehensive capital investment plan led by current Clos Du Val Winemaker, Kristy Melton, is centered on the modernization and enhancement of the winery’s standard operating procedures, equipment and wines. Melton will manage overall winemaking and winery operations during this transition period.

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