Sonoma-Loeb Appoints Trey Blankenship Brand Manager

Sonoma-Loeb Appoints Trey Blankenship Brand ManagerSonoma-Loeb is excited to announce that it has appointed Trey Blankenship as brand manager. Effective immediately, Blankenship will manage Sonoma-Loeb, and will be the winery’s brand ambassador throughout the country. Blankenship will also oversee retail sales and support wholesale sales for Sonoma-Loeb, which is owned and operated by the Chappellet family.


A seasoned wine industry professional, with more than 20 years of experience, Blankenship brings a specialization in sales and hospitality to his position at Sonoma-Loeb. Prior to Sonoma-Loeb, Blankenship was the director of California sales for Napa Valley’s Revana Winery and Oregon’s Alexana Winery, and before that he spent seven years as the regional sales manager for Joseph Phelps Vineyards, where he oversaw sales in multiple states, including California.


Blankenship also has extensive experience on the hospitality side of the wine industry. Blankenship holds a degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America, and earned a B.S. in restaurant, hotel and institutional management from Texas Tech University. He is also a certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, who has worked as the tasting room manager for Joseph Phelps Vineyards, and the wine buyer for Napa Valley’s famed Oakville Grocery.


“Trey possesses a wealth of experience from all facets of the wine industry,” says Cyril Chappellet, owner of Sonoma-Loeb. “He is a consummate professional who is universally respected by his peers. He is the ideal person to represent Sonoma-Loeb.”



Established in 1990, Sonoma-Loeb is dedicated to crafting exceptional Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs from Sonoma County legacy vineyards like Dutton Ranch and Sangiacomo Vineyards. Using grapes from these renowned cool-climate sites, Sonoma-Loeb’s wines are made by winemaker Phillip Corallo-Titus, who has guided the Sonoma-Loeb winemaking program since its very first vintage. In addition to its acclaimed and affordable Sonoma County Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the Sonoma-Loeb portfolio also includes the winery’s more limited-production Private Reserve, Envoy and vineyard-designate bottlings. For more information, please visit