Palmateer Consulting industry veteran Gordon Palmateer  provides a comprehensive range of services to domestic and international wineries, US importers and regional clients. His experience and expertise cover all critical areas of successful wine business planning and implementation – strategic planning, business development, financial modeling, brand marketing, national and direct-to-consumer sales, commercial operational support, organizational assessment and development. Gordon works closely with each client to identify their strategic and operational needs to develop and implement customized plans and programs.


Gordon Palmateer

Gordon Palmateer – Founder

Gordon Palmateer was born into the world of wine. His family’s business dates back to the end of prohibition when his grandparents were wine and spirit retailers. His parents were one of the first fine wine importing and distributing companies in the Washington, D.C. area. As a child, Gordon stacked wine crates and made deliveries to local wine stores. Through high school and college, he was so thoroughly exposed to the strategic infrastructure of the business that he was more than ready to navigate the intricacies of the wine industry by the time he attended American University to earn an MBA.

Over the last 25 years, Gordon has held senior management roles at some of the top companies in the wine industry, on both the supplier and distributor sides –

  • Director of Marketing, Sales, Public Relations and Hospitality – Jordan Vineyard & Winery
  • National Sales Director – Maisons Marques & Domaines, USA
  • Wine Director – Milton S. Kronheim Co. (aka R.N.D.C.), Washington, D.C.
  • Regional Manager – The Seagram Classics Wine Company.

Gordon also served as US wine advisor for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise/Beachheads from 2010 through 2013. In that role he advised several New Zealand wineries including Villa Maria and Giesen Wines.

Gordon has a reputation as a highly innovative and strategic thinker with a comprehensive understanding of the wine business and extensive industry connections. His vast experience allows him to understand both trade and consumer marketing, develop strategic marketing programs for new and established brands, move seamlessly between international and domestic markets, and deftly guide foreign companies into the American marketplace. He is a results-oriented, accomplished professional with a proven track record for senior winery management and marketing premium wines.


Tatyana Zicko – Chief Operations Officer

Tatyana Zicko develops and oversees the execution of marketing programs and helps clients navigate the complexities of compliance. She has extensive experience providing marketing strategy and support to wineries and consumer packaged goods companies. She has held marketing roles at Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery and Cline Cellars and has developed promotional programs for clients such as Levi Strauss and Walt Disney Records.

Tatyana holds an MBA and completed the Organisation Internationale de La Vigne et du Vin (OIV)  Wine Marketing Program at University of California, Davis.

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