Gary Bulger

 Gary   Bulger

Gary Bulger

Saintsbury | Napa, California |

A California native, Gary grew up at the beach near the Los AngelesOrange County border in Southern California. During a four year stint in the ski industry, he started working evenings in restaurants; waiting tables and tending bar. Eventually, promoted to bar manager and taking over responsibility for the beverage program for a successful chain of restaurants and nightclubs. This is where his interest in and appreciation for fine wine began.

His restaurant tenure segued into eight years at the wine distribution level in sales and management. That experience led him to the supplier side of the wine business. After two years as a Central Region Sales Manager for two Napa Valley wineries, he spent the next seventeen years moving his way up and through three different positions at The Hess Collection Winery; starting as the Central Division Manager, then the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and finally President.

In January 2013, he joined Richard Ward and David Graves at Saintsbury and was tasked with repositioning and rebranding the iconic, Carneros based Burgundian varietal producer.

Gary lives in Northern California’s Sonoma County. When not traveling the country talking about and selling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, he enjoys mountain biking, skiing with his adult children, surfing with his “old guy” mates and cheering on his beloved Chicago Cubs


You can meet Gary at the:

Debut of Rose on Wednesday, April 5th, 3-6 pm at The Lodge at Vail

Niman Ranch Iberian Duroc Pork Challenge & Apres Tasting on Thursday, April 6th, 3-6 pm on the streets of Vail

Niman Ranch Mountaintop Tasting on Friday, April 7th, 12 pm-2:30 pm at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola

Grand Tasting on Saturday, April 8th, 5-8 pm in The Hythe, Vail

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