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- Randall Watkins, Watkins Family WInery
Rack Master Barrel Racks
Rack Master Barrel Racks

Premier Wine Cask is representing the new Rack-Master Barrel Storage System from Snyder Industries
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The Team

Eric Eric Mercier

Eric Mercier joined Premier Wine Cask in March of 2007 as President. He has been in the wine industry since 1992, first as Sales Manager for Pechiney Cork & Seal of California, and most recently as President & CEO of Oeneo Closures USA, also based in Napa. He is a graduate of McGill University in Canada, where he is from, and has received his Agribusiness MBA from Santa Clara University. Eric lives in Napa with his wife Annie and their three daughters.

Territories: Eastern Canada, the Northeastern US, as well as the states of Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Also handles all European markets.

Ed Ed Schulz

As a university student abroad, Ed bottled wine and toiled in a Loire Valley vineyard, learning traditional methods and country argot. The cheesemaking bug, though, discovered on the farm next door to the viticulteur, bit first.

Silicon Valley hobby became Wine Country craft as Ed helped launch Skyhill Napa Valley estate-made goat cheese and yogurt, serving 5 years as production manager and Affineur.

Ed's production experience has served his winemaking clients well for 10 years. Home activities include a small vineyard, a valid pasteurizing license, goats, chickens, vegetables and weekend day-care for three toddling grandchildren.

Territories: Sonoma and Mendocino Counties and the Central Coast of California down into Mexico. Also handles Eastern Washington and Idaho, South America and South Africa.

Michael Michael Elliott

After finishing his degree in Fermentation Science at UC Davis, Mike arrived in Napa Valley in 1979 as the Assistant Winemaker at Spring Mountain Vineyards in St. Helena. Shortly after his marriage to Sue, they moved to the Finger Lakes of New York State where he made award-winning Chardonnays and Rieslings. Moving back to Napa in 1986, Mike worked for Groth Vineyards and Winery and Newton Vineyard before starting his own Cabernet Sauvignon brand in 1992. Mike has been with our company since 2000 and covers W. Washington, Oregon, Napa Valley and Australia. Mike and Sue live in Napa with their daughter Kelsey.

Territories: Napa and Lake Counties as well as the Sierra foothills, the Bay Area region including Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, Oregon, Western Washington and British Columbia. Also handles Australia.

Annette Annette Barret

Annette Barret joined Premier Wine Cask in 2008 and serves as Office Manager and Marketing & Logistics Coordinator. Born and educated in Denmark, Annette worked for 12 years in the travel industry and 7 years managing logistics for Oeneo Closures in Napa. She is in charge of vendor contracts for the office and for the logistics department.