Producer of fine wines since 2005
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.
Vice President, 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.
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.
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.
Your typical “gal from North Carolina travels abroad, falls in love with wine, moves to California to follow a dream, and becomes an award-winning California winemaker” story. A winemaker since 2004, Stacy also completed her MBA in 2015 to learn the hard realities of cashflow, ROI, and profitability.
Michelle Stange joined the Plata team in 2015. Michelle is the Operations Administrator who coordinates the bottlings with the suppliers and facilities.
Production Planning Manager
Jessica grew up in Walnut Creek and attended college at Cal Poly. She started her career in winemaking working in the cellar at Groth and Cade. She was the enologist/assistant winemaker at Saintsbury and then production manager for Amici Cellars, where she mastered procurement, logistics, and custom crush winemaking.
National Strategic Accounts Director, East
Shane brings years of experience to the Plata Sales team. He came to Plata from Precept Wine Company where he was the Strategic Accounts Director, East for 10 years. Shane’s hobbies include golf, fishing, and college football.
Director of Finance & Accounting
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.
Debra joined Plata in early 2021 to support the accounting department. She brings over 10 years of accounting experience in vineyard management.
Liz brought her creativity and project management skills to the Plata team in 2020. Growing up a native Californian, she made the trek to Lafayette College in PA to earn her degree. Eventually making her way to Napa, Liz cultivated her passion for wine and turned it into a career.
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!