Crimson Wine Group, the US wine producer, has announced a restructure of its management team, including the promotion of its COO to CEO.   

Patrick DeLong, who is also the group's CFO, will take up the role of CEO & president at the Napa Valley-based producer from 1 January. He replaces Erle Martin, who left the company in October after seven years with the firm. 

Craig Williams, who has served as a company director since March last year, will replace DeLong as COO and take up the newly-created role of chief wine maker. 

Crimson said it is in the process of recruiting a new CFO. The firm is also looking to appoint someone to the newly-created post of senior VP of direct-to-consumer.  

The company owns and manages around 870 acres of vineyards across five regions in California, Washington and Oregon. Its brand include Pine Ridge Vineyards and Archery Summit.