Napa, CA: An investment group led by Third Leaf Partners has acquired the direct-to-consumer sales group, Chatterbox Wine Marketing.
Third Leaf Partners first worked with Chatterbox in 2018 and recognized its immediate impact DTC campaigns run by the Chatterbox team.
Alex Pagon, managing partner of Third Leaf partners engaged with Chatterbox as a client initially, We (Third Leaf) immediately recognized Chatterbox’s ability to generate greater DTC sales and revenue. Founded in 2009, Chatterbox provides best of breed DTC Telesales outreach for premium wine brands. Pagon adds, Steven Smith, General Manager of Chatterbox, has built a strong team at Chatterbox, and we want them to continue doing what they do best – by providing excellent service to their clients and significantly increasing direct-to-consumer wine sales.
Third Leaf Partners invests in, manages, advises and operates beverage and luxury hospitality businesses. Current and past hospitality investments include Meadowood Napa Valley (St. Helena), The Napa Valley Reserve (St. Helena), Blackberry Farm (Tennessee), and Twin Farms (Vermont); current and previous beverage investments include WineBid (Napa and Seattle), Mulderbosch (South Africa), Empire Estate (New York), and ENTER. Sake (Japan). Third Leaf also advises wineries based in California, Oregon, Washington, New Zealand, France, and Italy.
About Chatterbox: Based in Napa, CA and founded in 2009 Chatterbox has been instrumental in accelerating direct to consumer wine sales conversions the old-fashioned way; over the phone. Our model has evolved with the wine business as we offer luxury wine brands two options: performance and service-based campaigns. Performance-based marketing campaigns are instrumental in supporting wine releases and targeted direct to consumer sales campaigns. Service-based calling plans support wine club credit card recapture, bounced email customer updates, wine club conversion and live appends to update your CRM.