Evening Land Vineyards has lined up the appointment of Greg Ralston as its CEO.

The California-based company, which operates in California, Oregon and Burgundy in France, confirmed late last week that Ralston will assume the role from 23 January. Ralston joins the wine producer from importer and marketing firm Wilson Daniels, where he was senior VP. Previously, he spent 20 years with Napa Valley winery Chateau Montelena, the last ten years of which he was MD.

Ralston will work with Evening Land's board executive committee to “transition the company from its start-up phase into positioning for new growth and stability”.

Founder Mark Tarlov has been acting as CEO through the company's start-up phase.