Employees purchase Oregon's Naked Winery

Hood River, Ore.—The three founders of Naked Winery in Oregon announced they have sold the company to a small investment group of employees led by the company’s winemaker and general manager Peter Steinfeld. Founded in 1999 by David and Jody Barringer and Dave Michalec, the winery now produces around 45,000 cases and five brands. Steinfeld joined the winery in 2009 and his partners include tasting room manager Lindsey Ewald and her fiancé and former winery employee James Nygren. “One of our early goals was developing a team of dedicated employees who would want to take over ownership and operations once we decided to retire,” said former CEO David Barringer in the statement announcing the ownership change. “Peter is the perfect person to take the helm given his demonstrated experience growing our production and keen understanding of our customers and the experience they expect.”

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