TONY J. LUERA
NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
Tony Luera is the National Sales Manager for Clos LaChance. Tony has over 20 years in the beverage industry, most recently as the Director of Chains for Hope Family Wines. Prior to that, Tony spent several years with Purple Wine Company, Kendal Jackson and E&J Gallo. He also has extensive experience on the wholesale side of the 3-tier distribution system, giving him a greater knowledge on what it takes to make a brand successful. In his new capacity, Tony will be responsible for managing all Clos LaChance brands sold through distribution.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Jennifer Hildebrand is Clos LaChance‘s Sales and Marketing Manager. She joined the winery in June of 2010. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and a minor in Graphic Design only a month before joining the team. She is excited to be learning more about the wine industry as well as the involved process of running a small business. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her friends and family playing games and having fun. She strives to stay optimistic and reminds herself to appreciate the little things in life.
April Swanson is the Sales Executive for Clos LaChance. April first started working as a volunteer at the winery back in 2011. She is a Chicago native and her background is high-tech sales. In 2013, April moved to California and now works full time as part of the Clos Sales Team. She splits her time working in the office and selling Clos LaChance wines out in the Market. She enjoys learning about the wine industry and believes that wine tasting is an educational hobby. April enjoys socializing and getting to know the members and guests of the winery at the different music events. After all, “The best wines are the ones we drink with friends.”
Tasting Room Manager and Estate Sommelier
Roy Froom is the Tasting Room Manager and Estate Sommelier at Clos LaChance Winery. Roy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from San Jose State University. Upon his return from active duty with the United States Marine Corps in 1970, Roy joined the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. During his thirty-one year career with the Sheriff’s Office, Roy worked a variety of law enforcement assignments and was promoted to sergeant in 1979, lieutenant in 1985 and captain in 1988. While with the Sheriff’s Office Roy attended the FBI National Academy, California’s Law Enforcement Command College and obtained life-time teaching credential. He retired in 2002 and joined Clos LaChance Winery in March 2004. In September 2008, Roy is a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Education. He has also started his own wine education business “Time For Wine” and conducts private wine tasting and wine education training throughout Santa Clara County.
Marrie Del Rosario
Wine Club Manager
Marrie Del Rosario is the Wine Club Manager for Clos LaChance. A California native and wine lover, Marrie initially spent time at the winery as a Wine Club member. She joined the Clos LaChance team in October 2015, splitting her time between the office and working in the Tasting Room assisting Wine Club members. She’s excited for her new career path and is eager to learn more about wine and the wine industry. Marrie lives with her family in Morgan Hill where she enjoys the outdoors, writing, and sipping on a robust Cabernet!