Stuart BryanBack to The Front Lines
Stuart Bryan is the National Sales Manager for Pride Mountain Vineyards. Since the winery’s inception he has been responsible for national distribution and winery direct wholesale sales in California.
Stuart is married to Suzanne Pride Bryan. “When Jim and Carolyn purchased the property and decided to make their first vintage, I was delighted to have my distributor network in place to get the Pride Mountain wines out into the national market place,” he says. Stuart first started in national sales as a sales manager for Chalone Vineyards and was the first National Sales Manager for Shafer Vineyards. Stuart founded and managed a national wine sales company for over 17 years that was well established at the time the Pride Mountain wines were first produced. During that time he represented a number of wineries throughout California along with his own wine production company. He has subsequently sold his company and is now working exclusively for Pride Mountain Vineyards.
Stuart is a graduate of Kalamazoo College in Michigan and worked on his dissertation at USC’s Marine Biological Laboratory on Catalina Island before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1980s and beginning his wine sales career.
Stuart and Suzanne travel extensively for the winery representing Pride Mountain Vineyards at wine auctions and other charitable events, conducting wine maker dinners and trade tastings. They have two grown daughters and live in Sonoma County.