Wine Country Consultants: Partner
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Ross Bentley is a partner at Wine Country Consultants. As a native of the Napa Valley, Ross was raised in the quaint town of St. Helena. He credits the environment of his upbringing in the heart of Napa Valley as the seed that would later grow into his love of the wine industry.
Prior to joining WCC, Ross spent eight years in key roles at Hundred Acre Wine Group, most recently as Director of Production, building on his prior responsibilities as Operations Manager. He was part of the team which guided Hundred Acre to prominence in the wine industry, most notably in generating a number of 100-point scores from key wine industry publications.
He assisted with the production of prestigious brands including Hundred Acre, Cherry Pie, Layer Cake and If You See Kay. He played a key role in compliance and marketing and supervised harvests in California as well as in Australia and Argentina. Ross directed logistics including construction projects, warehouse procedures, bottling and more.
With flying as one of Ross’ passions, he set out pursing an education from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. After a successful tour in Illinois, earning a BA in communication and obtaining a commercial pilot’s license Ross returned home to take aim at his new adventure in life, winemaking.
As a partner at Wine Country Consultants, all of his skills and interests merge which enable him to assist clients with establishing wineries to further round out what he can offer clients as they consider vineyard and winery investments.
Ross along with his wife Erin Burke, who works as a private client advisor for J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, are raising their family in St. Helena. Ross hopes the Napa Valley will leave the same positive imprint on their two children’s lives, Amelia & Burke, as it did on his own.