Anthony Terlato has worked in the wine and spirits industry for three years. He started his career as a sales representative in Chicago at Southern Wine & Spirits for on-premise accounts. In 2014, after consistently increasing sales and distribution in his territory, he was promoted to account manager for the Signature Division of Southern Wine and Spirits (fine wine), where he called on some of the largest off- premise accounts in Chicago, including Whole Foods and Mariano’s.
In 2015, Tony moved to New York City, to join Empire Merchants in an on-premise account representative in Manhattan. He is working toward becoming an account manager and also is studying to obtain his Certified Specialist of Wine certification.
In 2011, Tony was one of the first hires at an online reservation technology startup company based in San Francisco called SeatMe. He was the company’s leading sales representative, helping the company sign and implement over 90 new restaurant groups in his first year. After two years of successful account acquisition and steady growth, SeatMe was purchased by the restaurant and retail review website Yelp.
As a young adult, Anthony completed multiple internships in the industry at Sanford, Chimney Rock, and Rutherford Hill wineries in California. He also spent a summer working at the M. Chapoutier Winery in the Rhone Valley of France. He has studied both the production and retail aspects of winemaking. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University, as well as a Markets and Management certificate.