Tony Terlato II Joins Terlato Wines as Illinois Regional Manager - Premier Division

January 31 2017

Lake Bluff, IL (Jan. 31, 2017) – Terlato Wines is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Terlato, II as Illinois Regional Manager for its Premier Division.  Mr. Terlato joins the company from Empire Merchants in New York, where he most recently managed a sales team of 8 people servicing on-premise accounts in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Prior to his experience in New York he worked as a sales representative and account manager for Southern Wine and Spirits in Chicago.

In his new role, Mr. Terlato will be responsible for sales of Terlato Wines' Premier Division portfolio in the company’s home market and manage a team of District Managers. He reports to Philip Tardy, Vice President of Sales for Terlato Wines’ Central Division.

“Tony wanted to prepare himself to add value to our family business and has acquired experience and insights in his various roles,” said Bill Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines. “He was well trained and learned and grew his capabilities and confidence at Southern Wine & Spirits in Chicago, and in New York working with Empire. We appreciate the faith and support of David Drucker at Empire and Southern Wine and Spirits for providing excellent opportunities. We are proud of Tony’s work ethic and accomplishments to-date, and look forward to his contributions to our efforts and our family business.”

Tony began his career as one of the first hires at start-up online restaurant reservation company Seat Me (since acquired by Yelp).  He then joined Southern Wine & Spirits, managing sales for on-premise accounts in Chicago.  In 2014, he was promoted to account manager for the Signature Division, where he called on Chicago’s largest off-premise accounts.

Tony holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University, as well as a Markets and Management certificate.  He also has attained Level II certification in the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) program, and is the second member of the fourth generation of the Terlato family to work in the company, after Jo Terlato Giannoulias joined the company in 2013.

Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 80 brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world’s most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy and; Montalcino, Italy. For more information, please visit

The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Maxville, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; Santa Cruz: David Bruce; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Jack’s House; Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Aurelien Verdet, Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Château de La Tour, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Domaine Bruno Clavier, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, Domaine Jean-Louis Chavy, Domaine Lecheneaut, Domaine Georges Roumier; Domaine Michel Niellon, Domaine Pierre Damoy, Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Ramonet, Domaine Vocaret, Mathilde Chapoutier, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK; Schieferkopf, Trenel; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca’Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Feudi di San Gregorio, Fizz 56, GAJA, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Pieve Santa Restituta, Riondo, Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Durbanville Hills, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Nederburg, Plaisir de Merle, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Two Oceans; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella.  Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Amarula Cream Liqueur, Angostura Rum, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, Bisquit Cognac, Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt, Deanston Highland Single Malt Whisky, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Heartland Gin, Langley’s No. 8 Gin; Ledaig Single Malt Scotch, Riazul Tequila, Scottish Leader Blended Scotch Whisky, Tigre Blanc Vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur, Tobermory Single Malt Scotch.