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Diageo Chateau 8c Estate Wines in Napa. Calif., announced the appointment of Adolfo Alarcon as winemaker for Acacia Vineyard and Mayacamas Olds as its vineyard-operations and grower-relations director. Alarcon will work alongside fellow senior wineinaker Matthew Glynn at the winery in the Carneros AVA and continue to work as winemaker of Orogeny Vineyards in the Russian River Valley AVA of Sonoma County, Calif. Alarcon joined Diageo in 2012 to oversee the company's bottling operations for its wineries in California's North Coast and Central Coast regions. Olds joined Diageo in 2012 as grower-relations representative and statewide viticulturist enhancing the sustainable farming practices for more than 5,000 acres. Olds is also a member of the boards of the Napa County Farm Bureau and the Napa County Resource Conservation District.

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Title Annotation:News Briefs
Publication:Wines & Vines
Geographic Code:1U9CA
Date:Dec 1, 2014
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