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Since 2001, we have successfully conducted hundreds of executive searches across all functions for beverage alcohol clients ranging from large multi-nationals to small family-run businesses.

The speed of business keeps accelerating, and finding qualified candidates quickly is crucial to success. Our deep experience with executive search in wine, spirits and beer, coupled with our consultative, comprehensive approach enables us to find, assess and present the best candidates with urgency and sensitivity to meet our clients’ culture and goals.

We strive to become an extension of our clients’ team, representing their interests, culture and brand with the same care that they would themselves.

We are honored that our client list has grown almost entirely by word-of-mouth, thanks to our long-term client focus, our professional approach and sensitivity to both client and candidate needs.


Partial Client List

We have helped some of the world’s finest wine & spirits clients – from boutiques to global brands.

What our clients are saying.

  • Janene SumerfieldJanene SumerfieldHR Leader, Hood River Distillers

    It was a pleasure to work with Wine & Spirits Recruiting. We were all so very impressed with their depth of knowledge for the industry, thoroughness and white glove service. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!

  • Diane Garfield-SimpsonDiane Garfield-SimpsonVP of HR, Folio Fine Wine Partners

    Wine & Spirits Recruiting did an amazing job of understanding both the background of our ideal candidate and the cultural fit for Folio.  They presented very strong pools of candidates for each search, and they are extremely insightful and skilled at what they do.  And just a pleasure to work with!

  • Chris McFerranChris McFerranVP of Strategic National Accounts, Treasury Wine Estates

    The Wines and Spirits Recruiting team have been true career advisors over the last 10 years.  They care about making the right placement for both parties in the search process

  • Eric AriyoshiEric AriyoshiDirector of Marketing, Bogle Vineyards & Winery

    I highly recommend Wine & Spirits Recruiting because they focus on true fit between candidate and organization.  They take into consideration not only a candidates immediate professional goals and skillset, but also longer term career goals, as cultural fit and life-balance considerations. They are always a joy to work with.

  • Aaron RidgwayAaron RidgwayGeneral Manager, Americas at Wine Australia

    Wine and Spirits Recruiting combines up-to-date candidate leads with deep industry knowledge and a no-nonsense approach to securing talent

  • Gonzalo de la PezuelaGonzalo de la PezuelaManaging Director, Distill Ventures

    I have worked with the Wine & Spirits Recruiting team for over 15 years on more than 10 placements.  What sets them apart is their understanding of the beverage alcohol industry and the skill sets required for varying roles with corresponding benchmarks for compensation.  They are very professional and manage their business with absolute discretion. Their success rate in terms of finding candidates and placing them in roles where they end up performing well is very high.

  • Mitch DavisMitch DavisSVP of Winery Operations, Jackson Family Wines

    Wine & Spirits Recruiting placed me in my role at Jackson Family Wines. During the interviewing process, I was extremely pleased by their attention to detail, preparation, professionalism, and dedication to me. One aspect that I truly appreciated is that they were clearly focused on presenting only opportunities that would set me up to achieve my long-term career goals

  • Mark KoppenMark KoppenVP of Marketing, C. Mondavi & Family

    I’ve had the chance to work with Wine & Spirits Recruiting for two searches, and they are a joy to work with. They are thorough, responsive, have excellent expertise, and I will work with them again.

  • Pryce GreenowPryce GreenowSVP, President, International Region at Beam Suntory

    Wine & Spirits Recruiting are first-class recruiting specialists who conducted a series of successful searches for me and others at our company. They have remarkable connections across the beverage industry; I highly recommend them to those seeking to upgrade their talent pool.

  • Mike JaegerMike Jaeger President & CEO, Cakebread Cellars

    I have retained Wine & Spirits Recruiting to recruit several key sales managers and each search was a success. They were thorough, represented our company extremely well, and passionate about each project. I consider them one of the best in their field.

  • Michaela RodenoMichaela RodenoFormer CEO, St. Supery Winery

    Wine & Spirits Recruiting conducted a very successful C-level search for me; they are discreet, thorough and understand the client’s needs/wants. Best of all, once the candidates’ skills/experience are confirmed, they look for cultural “fit”. I recommend them highly.

We Search Across Multiple Functions and Levels

Functional Experience

We search across all functions:

  • C-Suite
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Digital Marketing/Social Marketing/E-Commerce
  • HR/Administration
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Winemaking/Distilling/Brewing
  • Cellar/Facilities/Production
  • Hospitality/DTC


And levels of experience:

  • C-Level
  • Vice President
  • Director
  • Manager