James Anci Joins Round Pond Estate As Northeast Regional Sales Manager

James Anci Joins Round Pond Estate As Northeast Regional Sales ManagerRound Pond Estate announces the appointment of James Anci to Northeast Regional Sales Manager.  James joins Round Pond Estate, operated by brother and sister team Miles and Ryan MacDonnell, this month. In this position, James will work with a territory that consists of 11 states and the District of Columbia; including NY, NJ, PA, DE, CT, MA, MD, ME, VT, NH and RI.

“James has a wealth of on-premise experience in the New York Metro market and greater Northeast,” noted Miles MacDonnell, Co-Proprietor for Round Pond Estate. “This experience will be extremely important to our continued success building our brand nationally.”

James brings 10 years of distributor and supplier sales and management experience to Round Pond Estate.  He will be responsible for the execution of Round Pond Estate’s distribution goals within the Northeast for both on- and off-premise. Before joining the Round Pond Estate team, James spent time with Constellation Brands and Southern Wine & Spirits, along with past experience in the restaurant industry. James has a passion for wine and continues to educate himself taking courses with the WSET and Court of Master Sommeliers.

James and his wife Jaclyn have two children, Dylan and Gabrielle. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and is an avid New York sports fan. James is a graduate of the University of Hartford and played for their men’s Lacrosse team.

Owned and operated by the MacDonnell family, Round Pond Estate comprises 366 acres planted to primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc in the heart of Napa Valley’s Rutherford appellation. Starting out as growers in 1983, the MacDonnell’s began making wine from the estate in 2002 to, as Miles puts it, “become better growers.” It quickly became apparent that the family’s investment in winemaking was more than just an exercise to improve the vineyards, and in 2007, they opened a winemaking facility and tasting room. In 2009, the family started working with acclaimed consulting winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Today, Round Pond wines are sold at top restaurants and retailers nationwide and receive acclaim from critics. The winery’s flagship 2011 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon ($50) was heralded by Antonio Galloni as “without question one of the most beautiful wines of the year.”

In addition to its selection of limited, high quality Rutherford wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Round Pond epitomizes the garden-to-table Napa Valley lifestyle by also producing olive oils, vinegars and syrups.  The family’s olive mill, one of only two operating in the Napa Valley, is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, yet blending is done by hand in small lots to maintain the highest levels of freshness and quality. To learn more about Round Pond Estate, please visit www.roundpondestate.com.