National Sales Manager
Nicole joined Quilceda Creek as National Sales Manager in 2019, bringing over 15 years of experience in wine industry sales management and distribution. Nicole’s interest in wine blossomed in college, when she purchased bottles she could afford to educate her palate and read the 650+ page Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia from cover to cover. But the idea of pursuing a career in wine didn’t come until later, when she moved to Florida and became friends with people in various aspects of the business. Nicole was pursuing an advanced degree in clinical psychology at the time, but the siren call of wine was too strong to ignore, and she took a job in sales for Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC).
After working her way up to territory sales manager at RNDC, Nicole moved to Dallas, TX where she became a regional sales director overseeing North Texas for Pioneer Wine Company. Next she joined the prestigious Napa Valley wine producer, Tuck Beckstoffer Wines, and was quickly named national sales manager, a position she held for several years prior to joining Quilceda Creek.
At Quilceda Creek Nicole manages wholesale sales for the continental U.S., working with distributors to place the winery’s world-class wines in fine dining restaurants and wine retailers. “We strive to be the best at what we do and that extends to every facet of our business,” she says. “It is both an honor and a pleasure to work with the Golitzin family and represent these illustrious wines with distinction and leadership.”
A native of Michigan, Nicole earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and also received her WSET Level III certification. Outside of wine she enjoys travel, painting, entertaining and sporty drives in her convertible.