Brand Manager

Danielle Thompson, Folio Fine Wines, Brand Manager My deep-rooted connection to the wine industry began as a child growing up amongst robust wildlife, surrounded by vineyards and the rolling countryside of Carneros, Napa Valley. While pursuing both art and business in college, a winery internship bridged my academic pursuits with my passion for wine.

One role followed the next, which led to working for Viña Concha y Toro ASIA, managing business from Singapore, overseeing fine wine sales and marketing throughout the Asia Pacific region. After six years abroad, returning to the US included an opportunity to serve as US brand ambassador and later US market director for Viña Almaviva, focusing on brand development, sales and distribution alongside Bordeaux negociants and colleagues in Santiago, Chile.

Today, I’m delighted to be a part of the dynamic team at Folio Fine Wine Partners, learning the wine business from the importer perspective. The Folio entrepreneurial spirit, rich culture, strong supplier relations and ambition for collaborative achievements resonate deeply.

Outside of work, you’ll find me cheering at soccer matches, hiking the East Bay Area hills with family, friends, and my beloved dog, traveling, hosting food & wine tastings and being a mom of three, which keep life busy.

From the fields of Napa to global markets and back, there’s no place like the wine industry to keep us grounded and growing!