Merryvale Vineyards & Starmont Winery Hire Mark Evans as New Chief Operating Officer

Mark Evans, New COO for Merryvale Vineyards & Starmont Winery (Photo: Business Wire)

Mark joins Merryvale and Starmont with 26 years of experience in the wine industry, most recently as Managing Director at Negociants/Yalumba USA for the last 15 years. Before that, Mark was with Kendall-Jackson Winery for six years, helping establish what is currently known as Jackson Family Wines. Mark came into the industry with Schramsberg & Trefethen Vineyards as their Northern California sales manager. He spent six years in their joint sales and marketing department.

“I’m very excited to add Mark to our talented team. Mark joins our company at a time when we are seeking to position Starmont Winery independently from Merryvale Vineyards, and establishing it as a leading premium brand from Napa Valley,” said Rene Schlatter CEO/President of Merryvale & Starmont.

Starmont Winery, built in 2006, is a state-of-the-art, solar powered winery whose mission is to produce exceptional Napa Valley varietal wines from sustainably farmed vineyards.