Wine & Spirits

We’ve earned our reputation as the go-to wine and spirits staffing and recruiting partner for employers in the U.S. and around the world.

Why work with us

With roots in Sonoma and Napa counties, we’re proud to empower wine and spirits organizations to achieve their versions of success through highly customized, professional staffing solutions grounded in trust, collaboration, and exceptional industry experience.

If you’re looking for a recruiting partner with established connections and an insider’s knowledge of this complex business, our tenured team can provide insightful hiring assistance at all levels. In addition to our experience-based executive search services, we assist with direct hire, temporary, or seasonal support in production, bottling, hospitality, sales, marketing, account management, and anything in between. As your dedicated partner, we promise to bring you the ideal candidates to help your company flourish.

Need to hire a C-suite or senior leader? Learn more about our Executive Search services.

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Meet some of our Wine & Spirits experts


Alex Chamorro

Vice President of Executive Search


Vice President, Sales

Client: Spirits Company

“Caitlyn has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and is a total professional. I would recommend her to anyone when looking to meet their hiring needs.”

General Manager

Client: Cooperage

“I started working with Nicole and Nelson Connects in 2020, and since that time Nelson Connects has filled two critical positions for our organization with valued employees who are still part of our team. We filled both a sales and operational position, so different roles and candidates, and the process was great both times. Hiring the right team members is critical, especially for a smaller, family-owned business like ours, and there is a lot of nuance to evaluation, negotiation, benefits, etc. Nelson Connects guided us through the process and repeatedly presented interesting candidates. I recommend Nelson Connects to industry colleagues looking to fill important roles.”

Co-Directeur Général

Client: Wine Importer

“As co-owner of  a large wine importer of Bordeaux wines, I have used the services of Nelson Connects for six years and have recruited six people through their platform. I have always been very pleased with their services and professionalism. Lately I have worked with Nicole and recruited two regional managers. The experience was extremely positive, and Nicole has been committed to our project.”