News & Press
Sep 9, 2019
O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Announces Marty Spate as Vice President of Winemaking and Winegrowing
Larkspur, CA – O’Neill Vintners & Distillers is pleased to announce the appointment of Marty Spate as Vice President of Winemaking and Winegrowing. Spate, based in Paso Robles, brings 14 years of experience in enology, high case production winemaking and winery general management to the role. As Vice President of Winemaking, Spate will oversee the entirety of O’Neill’s seven million case wine production from grape to wine.
Most recently, Spate served as the Lead Winemaker and Director of Masstige Winemaking at Treasury Wine Estates. In this role, Spate led a team of four winemakers, oversaw winemaking for over 15 brands, and engaged in new product development.
“Not only does Marty possess extensive winemaking experience, but he also has a deep understanding of team dynamics and leadership. I strongly believe that Marty will support our teams in bringing their very best to the table, be it winemaking or client relationships,” said O’Neill Vintners & Distillers’ CEO, Jeff O’Neill. “We could not be more excited to welcome Marty into our O’Neill family.”