St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Rick Bonitati

CEO & Senior VP French American Vintners West Coast Wineries

Rick Bonitati comes from Paul Hobbs Wines where he was Chief Operating Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in the fine wine business including positions with Jackson Family Wines, beginning his career in sales and steadily rising to the position of National Sales Manager of the Artisan and Estates Division. He then gained experience on the production side of the business as General Manager of La Crema and Hartford Family Winery, later advancing to Senior Vice President of Production for California and Oregon.

In addition to St. Francis Winery, the Western Operations of French American Vintners includes several highly recognized wineries including Sequoia Grove Winery in Napa, Résonance Vineyards in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, and Domaine Carneros (in joint partnership with the Taittinger Family) in Carneros.

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