John McClelland, Wine Industry Pioneer, Passes Away

Sadly, we must announce the peaceful passing of John McClelland on December 5, 2018.  John left his imprint on us not only as a great human being but also a pioneer in our industry with more than 60 years of dedicated service.  His background included memorable stints as the President and General Manager of Almaden, Geyser Peak and Alderbrook. He served as Chairman of the California Wine Institute and has held leadership positions at the Wine Growers Association and the Association of Wine Educators along with being named a Supreme Knight in the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine. He was a guiding force over the entire range of the JMC Luxury Portfolio as an advisor to Winemakers Paul Scotto and Mitch Cosentino as well as CEO Anthony Scotto III.  We will miss John's enthusiasm, knowledge and guidance but his name will live on as the masthead of J. McClelland Cellars and the Luxury Portfolio.



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