Vintage Wine Marketing was launched October 23rd, 2002 by Steve and Faith Ventrello.
Steve Ventrello - Owner
Steve Ventrello has a background of over thirty years in wine sales & marketing in the California market. Since 1998 Steve has managed the production, including winemaking, and marketing of Parador, an artisan wine produced in Napa Valley. Steve plays accordion and guitar for the sheer pleasure of it.
Faith Henschel-Ventrello - Owner
Faith graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Comparative Literature and Classical Studies. However, her most productive time was spent in the unscholarly world of college radio where she was Music Director of KCMU (now KEXP in Seattle). This led to a 12 year period of working as an executive in the Music Industry including Elektra in NYC, and Capitol and Virgin in Los Angeles. While at Virgin Faith completed the Executive MBA program at Pepperdine University.
In 1998, Steve Ventrello and Faith began Parador Cellars which produces Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. In order to be closer to this project they relocated to Napa in 2000 where she proceeded to spend the next two years working in the then doomed music-based dot.com sector. In 2002, Steve and Faith became partners and started Vintage Wine Marketing.