Red Newt Cellars is pleased to announce that Rebecca Mahmoud has joined the Red Newt Cellars wine marketing and distribution team. Her focus as brand ambassador will be on facilitating and expanding Red Newt Cellars’ recognition and distribution in North America. Red Newt is currently distributed to 15 US states, Europe, Japan, China and New Zealand.
Rebecca Mahmoud is a marketer, entrepreneur and hospitality professional, inspired by the creative process. Her career has spanned different businesses, from fine art auctions, photo styling and contract furniture, to food and wine.
The last nearly two decades of Rebecca’s career has been devoted to her long-held passion in wine. She began by working for San Francisco importer, Adventures in Wine, as their acting COO. From there, she moved into a sales and marketing role at Broadbent Selections, where she worked for ten years. During that time, she made great strides for the company in roles spanning marketing, business development and regional sales. These accomplishments included the establishment of a private label wine program for national accounts, including BevMo and Cost Plus World Market and assistance in new brand development.
In the 1990’s, Rebecca owned and ran a successful photo styling business—Rebecca Stephany Styling. Based in San Francisco, her core markets were the food and wine print advertising and publishing worlds.
Rebecca studied Anthropology, Textile History and Religious Studies at University of Wisconsin—Madison. She also received a BFA in Textile Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. During these undergraduate years, she won the National Gold Medal in Textile Design—her first love.
Red Newt Cellars Winery & Bistro was founded in 1998 and is a premier producer of Riesling, aromatic whites, and expressive red wines in the Finger Lakes wine region of New York State.