Fantesca Estate & Winery, Napa Valley, Calif., announced that DLynn Proctor, former winemaking ambassador for Penfolds, will join Fantesca as director, effective immediately.

Proctor comes to Fantesca with extensive knowledge of fine and rare wine brokerage, corporate sales, marketing and strategy, the company says.

"We are thrilled to welcome DLynn to our team. He's a tremendous talent with outstanding judgement and has earned his reputation as one of the most respected Sommeliers in the world," said Duane Hoff, Fantesca's proprietor, in a statement. "Fantesca has achieved a milestone of exclusivity where 97 percent of our wines go to our allocation list and their friends. The next natural step is to deepen and expand those relationships. We believe DLynn can help us tell our story and introduce more people to Fantesca Estate & Winery."