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Our Story

Producer of fine wines since 2005

Vineyards

Acres

Wines

Honors & Awards

Over 75 Years of  Combined Wine Experience

Managing Plata Wine Partner’s exceptional wine portfolio takes a dedicated team with a diverse set of skills. From winemaking and sales to logistics and accounting, Plata’s experienced team of wine industry veterans delivers proven results for our clients, customers, and brands.

Scott Smith

Scott Smith

President & CEO

Scott comes to us from Silverado Investment Management Company where he was the CFO since 2006 both in agricultural experiences along with wine business expertise.

Aaron Fein

Aaron Fein

VP of Sales & Marketing

Born and raised in New Jersey, Aaron came to the wine business after graduating from UNLV. He began his wine journey with Barefoot Cellars helping lead the company to nearly 1M cases as National Sales Director.

Alison Crowe

Alison Crowe

Director of Winemaking

A multi-talented winemaker with a love of balanced wines, Alison believes that brands need to be firmly planted in consistent vineyard sites in order to grow.

 

Maria Janovich

Maria Janovich

Controller

Maria Janovich serves as Plata’s Controller. She brings 25 years of accounting and financial experience to the team, mainly in agriculture. Maria graduated from the University of San Francisco with an emphasis in Accounting.

Michelle Stange

Michelle Stange

Operations Analyst

Michelle Stange joined the Plata team in 2015. Michelle is the Operations Administrator who coordinates the bottlings with the suppliers and facilities. 

Industry Accolades & Awards

Award of Excellence

Each year Total Wine and More awards four companies for outstanding achievement. In 2018 Plata has been presented the “Award of Excellence”!  This award represents excellence in all categories…innovation, speed to market, quality of product and for being a great partner.  Big thanks to the Plata team for delivering great wine with great packaging! 

Total Wine & More

Innovator of the Year

Total Wine & More