Winery has continued growth including hiring a Minnesota Distribution Sales Manager
KASOTA, MN — (March 14, 2016) — Nick Paterson will take over the MN Distribution Sales Manager role. In his new role, he will be charged with oversight of the other account executives and overall sales strategies for Minnesota. "I'm excited for the new challenges that this role will bring and the growth that it will bring to Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery" said Paterson.
What does this mean for Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery? “We plan to increase our distribution locations, restaurant locations and bring new products to our consumers. Chankaska has been making strides this year and we don’t plan to stop” said Paterson.
Paterson was born and raised in the Mankato area and graduated from Mankato West High School in 2001. After graduation, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue a business degree at Arizona State University. Paterson found himself working for top golf courses including Desert Canyon Golf Club and Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale for five years. Working in the golf industry honed his skills at building relationships and working as part of a team.
Paterson was hired at Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery on a part time basis in 2013 to begin the distribution of our wines in Minnesota. He took to the position right away and was promoted to a full-time position to continue building accounts throughout the state. Since then, he has acquired over 150 accounts and helped get Chankaska's distribution to nearly 300 accounts statewide in liquor stores, restaurants, hotels, resorts, golf courses and professional sport arenas. “Needless to say I found my new career as the new MN distribution sales manager at Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery and love what I do” said Patterson.
ABOUT CHANKASKA CREEK RANCH AND WINERY
Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery is a cold-climate vineyard and winery located in the heart of the Minnesota River valley in Kasota, Minnesota. The winery is home to a seven-acre vineyard and a 12,000 square foot facility complete with state of the art equipment which allows for artisan winemaking techniques. The tasting room opened in May 2012. Chankaska Wines produced approximately 8,500 cases last year and projects close to 10,000 cases this year. Chankaska’s grounds also play host to five unique event venues for weddings, corporate functions, birthdays and other special events.
For more information on Chankaska Wines, visit www.chankaskwines.com.