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Winery Office

“It’s gratifying to be a part of Spottswoode’s evolution over the years. As the company grows and changes, the Novaks always make a sincere effort to remain true to core values which, to me, is the reason (and the reward) for their success.”

Peah Armstrong

Peah Armstrong, Vice President & CFO

As Vice President of Spottswoode, Diane “Peah” Armstrong works closely with Beth on all aspects of the business. She focuses on business administration, overseeing all aspects of accounting, direct customer sales, and computer systems management. A graduate of UCLA, Peah earned her degree in English and Computer Programming and brings to her job a background in business systems analysis and design. With Spottswoode since 1988, Peah’s personal passions include horseback riding and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and her dog, Panda.

Erica Wallenbrock, Director of Marketing

Erica joined Spottswoode in the summer of 2007 after dedicating the years prior to raising her three children. Before moving to the Napa Valley, Erica worked in Client Services for advertising agencies in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Chicago. She earned her international MBA at the American Graduate School of International Business in Glendale, Arizona. Her interest in wine began when she discovered that she could satisfy her undergraduate science requirement by taking a “Geography of Wines” course while attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Tiffany Minnick, Director of Office Operations

Tiffany was born and raised in Calistoga and graduated from Calistoga High in 2001. After attending Santa Rosa Junior College, Tiffany began her career in banking in St. Helena, where many of her customers were winery owners—it was there that she met the women of Spottswoode! She joined the winery in 2008 and she is responsible for processing our direct customer and wholesale orders. Tiffany, her husband, and their two young children live nearby and enjoy camping and snowboarding.

MaryPat Sullivan, Wholesale Sales Manager

MaryPat moved to the Napa Valley after graduating from college in her home state of South Dakota, and has never looked back. Having interacted with many of the women at Spottswoode Estate over her years in the Napa Valley wine industry, it was perhaps only a matter of time before MaryPat joined forces with them in July, 2013. As Wholesale Sales Manager, working closely with Lindy Novak, she manages sales to our California restaurant and retail accounts, as well as to our distributors and our export markets. MaryPat loves being associated with good family wineries, having worked previously at Frog’s Leap and Chappellet. When MaryPat isn’t in the office or visiting accounts, you’ll find her out and about in St. Helena riding a bike, swimming or just running around with her husband and two young girls.

Robin Richardson, Office and Administrative Manager

Robin grew up in Southern California and began her career in the wine business at Callaway Vineyard & Winery in Temecula. When a winery in the Napa Valley came calling over 20 years ago, Robin did not hesitate to make the move north to beautiful Calistoga where she still resides today. Robin has worked at numerous wineries in the valley before joining Spottswoode in March of 2016 as the newest addition to the team. She is typically the first voice you’ll hear when contacting Spottswoode and Robin works with Beth helping with various administrative duties and also assists with customer orders, out of state reporting and special events. Robin and her husband are proud grandparents to their first grandson and enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling and spoiling their grandchild!

Winery Office

“It’s gratifying to be a part of Spottswoode’s evolution over the years. As the company grows and changes, the Novaks always make a sincere effort to remain true to core values which, to me, is the reason (and the reward) for their success.”

Peah Armstrong

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