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Bob Torkelson '82 Leads USA's #6 Wine Company

June 7, 2008

Bob Torkelson.jpgJune 7, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - "We had a very good year and are cautiously optimistic about the future," says Bob Torkelson, president and chief operating officer of Trinchero Family Estates, which is the nation's sixth largest wine company according to Wine Business Monthly. The publication notes that Torkelson, a 1982 graduate of DePauw University, has led the company since 2004.

With annual volume of 11 million cases, "Trinchero Family Estates is among the largest remaining family-owned wineries and is the largest based in Napa Valley. Brands include Sutter Home, alcohol-free trinchero.JPGFre, Trinchero, Montevina, and Trinity Oaks. Sutter Home wines account for much of the volume, and, though it is a mature brand, volumes increased last year," reports the magazine.

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An economics major at DePauw, Bob Torkelson started all four years at linebacker for DePauw's football team and was inducted into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

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