Vice President of Sales
I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, where people say “Y’all” and “Howdy” and Grillin’ Out is a sport.
In 1992, I got my start in the beverage industry as a route salesman driving an 18’ truck full of Clearly Canadian and Jolt Cola in the ‘water division’ of a NTX wine & spirits distributor. I knew less than zero about wine when I got my first shot at selling the magical liquid, but my passion developed rapidly and amazingly it turned into a lifelong career.
Over the last 30+ years, I’ve worked on both the distributor and wine supplier sides of the industry, and in 2021 I joined the amazing Sokol Blosser team. It’s a daily honor to be part of a family-owned and 2nd generation led winery with a 50+ year legacy of making world-class wines. We are proud of our Organic-certified vineyards and our B Corp certification, which proves our dedication to sustainability as we strive to take care of our employees, the earth and the future.
Barron lives in the DFW metroplex of Texas with his wife, Emily. They have 2 daughters: Briley is at TX A&M and Brooke is wrapping up High School.
Hobbies: Doing anything with my family! Outdoors: hiking, fly fishing, grilling, and swimming. Indoors: Wining and dining, playing board games, pool, darts, ping-pong, reading and watching movies.
What You Like About Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir, more so than any other grape varietal, has a way of transporting your senses to the location from whence it hails. The vineyard, soil, elevation, exposure, climate and vintage nuances are all so vividly expressed in the glass!
Favorite Foods: Tex-Mex, New Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Italian, and anything from the grill!
Places You’d Like to Travel to: Iceland, Argentina, and Japan
Favorite Drinks Besides Wine: Ice cold Hefeweizen from Germany or a fresh pint of Guinness.