Averill and Máire Murphy grew up on opposite sides of the
world they both shared a passion for wine at an early age. Mentored
by her parents, Máire visited her first winery (Cheval Blanc!)
at age 15. Six thousand miles away, at age 14 Walt tagged along
on his mother’s trips to Napa Valley and collected corks and
labels while she tasted the wines.
and Walt both started working in the wine business when they were
16 and both earned degrees in Business Administration with Marketing
concentrations whilst working in the industry. They now have a combined
experience of over 55 years covering a broad range of skills including
Sales and Sales Management (direct and three-tier), Marketing, Winery
Management and Production including custom branding and bottling.
There isn’t much they haven’t done at some stage in
their long and productive careers, but they do still get asked to
shovel out tanks during harvest.
For more insight
into their careers, click below:
Murphy Bio | Walt Averill Bio