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Our Leaders

Guided by an experienced management team, Vintage Wine Estates embodies a strong company culture.

VWE CULTURE

  • Fast-paced & flexible
  • Open, honest, fair
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative
  • Customer-centric

VWE CORE VALUES

  • Entrepreneurial in spirit
  • Humble in our hearts
  • Results driven in practice
  • Customers—top of Mind

Pat Roney

Pat Roney, President and Founding Partner of Vintage Wine Estates, oversees the Vintage Wine Estates Company along with his commanding executive team and best in class sales force and wine-makers. Recognized as a spirited and savvy business entrepreneur, Pat’s respect for wine spans from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Paso Robles and across the Northwest corridor. Pat’s business acumen, based on a thoughtful growth model demands a keen eye for today’s wine landscape. In search of established brands at the core of his company, it is a new legacy pursuit that drives him to revitalize and instill new-confidence in legacy brands while he supports new sustainable wine brands with the next generation of entrepreneurs by his side.

Terry Wheatley

Terry Wheatley, Executive Vice President of Vintage Wine Estates, oversees all commerce channels for Vintage Wine Estates portfolio of wines including domestic and international wholesale, direct-to-consumer, exclusive labels, wine telesales, clubs and winery tasting rooms. Recognized as one of the wine industry’s 2016 Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Fortune and Food & Wine Magazines, Terry is known for her deep respect for wine and the range of capabilities and strategies she employs to create, develop, promote, and sell them.

Karen Diepholz

Karen Diepholz, Chief Financial Officer of Vintage Wine Estates, oversees Finance & Accounting, IT, Procurement and Human Resources, with a strong mix of skills for strategic business planning in a fast-moving entrepreneurial company; and for her ability to work with a diverse organization of people who require guidance and relief as the company grows. Practical and persistent at her core, it is likely Karen’s Midwest roots help to keep her process clear and her love of learning at the heart of everything she does.

Marco DiGiulio

Marco DiGiulio brings 30 years of winemaking experience to the vineyards and cellars of Vintage Wine Estates, where he oversees winemaking and production for the entire portfolio.

As Vintage Wine Estates continues to grow its fine wine portfolio, Marco now directs winemaking at Clos Pegase, Swanson Vineyards and Cosentino in Napa, and at B.R. Cohn Winery, Viansa Sonoma and Sonoma Coast Vineyards. Additionally, he oversees all premium winemaking at the state-of-the-art, solar-powered Vintage Wine Estates production facility in Hopland, California.

Marty Peterson

Marty Peterson, Vice President, Operations for Vintage Wine Estates, and Winemaker for Napa winery, Cosentino, runs operations for VWE wineries and facilities, warehouse logistics, and outside services. A vineyard and sourcing specialist, he oversees vineyard operations for 500+ estate acres and grape sourcing. Marty also manages custom wine production that includes a two million case contract for Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. With many diverse responsibilities, under separate auspices, you expect and get a strong individual who is rooted in the business in a deeply personal way.