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Rick Morrison Business Development, Associate Partner

With over 15 years in the wine industry, Rick brings insight and relationships from the Supplier perspective.  Rick has spent over 10 of those years as the National Sales Manager for Qupe Wines representing the revered Bob Lindquist and solidifying the Qupe brand as a beacon of what is possible in the expression of California Rhone varietals.

Additionally, Rick has represented and helped build several other iconic brands including Au Bon Climat, Torbreck, La Follette, and Quivira. Rick has relationships with national & regional distributors, wine buyers, sommeliers and corporate wine directors in chain restaurants and retail.

Prior to the Wine Business, Rick worked in the Music business and held VP of Promotion/Marketing roles for several record labels and promoted range of artists including: Nirvana, Dave Matthews Band, Anita Baker, Dave Stewart, Ziggy Marley, Foo Fighters, Metallica, David Sanborn, White Stripes, and many others.  

In addition to being a grape and terroir nerd, Rick enjoys cooking, playing guitar in his band Funkschway, yoga - and most importantly spending time with his 8 year-old daughter.  In fact, Rick and his daughter recently released a young children's book they co-authored entitled "The Hug Store".