Bending Branch Winery announced that Jennifer McInnis will join its team January 26 as the company’s Marketing and Sales Manager. Jennifer will be responsible for marketing initiatives, social media, and on premise restaurant sales.
Jennifer comes from the San Antonio Express-News, where she reported on the Texas wine industry for six years before being promoted to Food & Drink Editor of the Sunday Taste section in April 2014. The section has been awarded Best Newspaper Food Coverage in its circulation category by the Association of Food Journalists for four consecutive years, and her stories about Texas wine regularly appear on the front page of the Express-News.
She is a Houston native with 12 years of experience as a journalist, with previous positions at the Dallas Morning News and Corpus Christi Caller-Times. In 2008, she was a fellow in the Multimedia Editing Program at the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Jennifer has a Mass Communications bachelor’s degree from Texas State University in San Marcos. She is a member of the San Antonio Sommelier Association and has attained Level 1 through the Court of Master Sommeliers. She also has served as a judge for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo S.A.L.E. Wine Competition and the San Antonio Wine Festival Competition.
“I am proud to join the Bending Branch team during this exciting time for the winery and the Texas wine industry. It’s impressive what they have accomplished in a little more than five years, and I’m thrilled to play a role in helping them achieve their goals for the future,” Jennifer said.
“We are incredibly impressed with Jennifer’s accomplishments over the last several years, as well as her comprehensive knowledge of the food and wine industry. We at Bending Branch Winery are very excited about the talent she adds to our team,” winemaker John Rivenburgh said.