Stephen’s previous brand building success in the US includes Champagne Veuve Clicquot and Cloudy Bay from New Zealand. In addition, he served as President and COO of wine and spirits distributor Paramount Brands in NY. He also served as Chief Marketing Officer for WJ Deutsch & Sons for [yellow tail] and their portfolio of wine and spirit brands.
Portfolio & Philosophy
The wines under the LBG umbrella are created to deliver a focused portfolio of small production, hand-crafted wines to meet the taste profile preferences of today’s US consumer. The brands represent an international portfolio of wines from France, Spain, Italy and most recently California. Our skilled winemakers work to bring out the expression of each wines' unique terroir through limited yields and minimal intervention. Our wines exhibit balance and finesse, and we prefer not to manipulate the carefully selected fruit with toasty new oak barrels.
We never forget that the quality of great wine is determined as much in the vineyard as it is in the cellar, our goal is to ensure that perfect, ripe fruit flavors are transferred intact into our finished wines.