Vintage Wine Estates has appointed Jeff Nicholson to the new role of Chief Operating Officer. Nicholson was most recently Operating Partner at AGR partners, an investment firm that acquired a minority equity stake in Vintage Wine Estates in April 2018. He will continue to be on the Advisory Board for AGR Partners. Vintage Wine Estates, based in Santa Rosa, California, is a privately held wine company with an array of brands, including Clos Pegase Winery, Girard Winery, B.R. Cohn Winery, Game of Thrones wines, Viansa Sonoma, Windsor Vineyards, Cameron Hughes, Tamarack Cellars, Layer Cake, Cherry Pie, Splinter Group Spirits, Middle Sister, Bar Dog, Girl & Dragon and Purple Cowboy, among others.