Bedell Cellars, owned by New Line Cinema Co-Chairman and Co-CEO Michael Lynne, reaffirming its commitment to world-class wine with the slight reorganization of its core team, including the naming of Trent Preszler as Chief Operating Officer. Initially recruited in 2002 to spearhead sales as National Brand Manager, Trent has been the Vice President of Operations since 2004. In that role Trent saw the winery through its ambitious renovation, highly-acclaimed vintages and a continually developing relationship with the contemporary art world.
As well, John Irving Levenberg, formerly associate winemaker, has been named winemaker to work along with founder Kip Bedell and consulting Oenologist Pascal Marty to continue producing world-renowned vintages and innovative blends, while strengthening the region as a leading producer of quality wines.
Bedell is already known for making some of the best wines (particularly merlot) and for their dedication to cracking the top echelon of the worldwide wine world. Trent is someone I've had several discussions with and he is one of the brightest people in the local industry. I've not tasted enough of the wines that John was heavily involved in to make a comment, but Michael obviously believes in him.