TEAMWORK MAKES THE

DREAM WORK

ANDY WAHL
PRESIDENT & WINEMAKER

Andy is the primary reason things stay on-track around here. If you ever need to talk with someone about buying our wines, he’s your guy. In addition to managing the Daylight sales team, Andy also leads the Daylight winemaking team.

Before co-founding Daylight, Andy spent long hours in a cubicle as a CPA here in the Bay Area. A native of Sonoma County, Andy and his wife Sarah live in Alameda with their daughter Harper and their son Hudson.

OUR FOUNDERS

BILL KERR
VP & CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

After years of working with other companies to tell their stories and develop innovative brands, Bill decided it was time to do his own thing. Everything that is part of the Daylight brands, from our labels to this website, has Bill’s fingerprints all over it.

A native of Hastings, Nebraska, he now resides in Sonoma County with his wife Kristy.

THE DAYLIGHT TEAM

BOBBY DONNELL
HEAD OF PRODUCTION & WINEMAKER

Born and raised outside of Dallas, Texas, Bobby’s first visit to California in the Summer of 2000 changed his life forever. Falling in love with the wine and its diverse industry. He began his career at Beringer then moved on to St. Clement, then Provenance before working at Amici Cellars where he eventually was named Winemaker. In 2017, Bobby found his dream job coming aboard the Daylight team producing wine from all over California and helping Daylight source the best fruit possible from the state’s farmers and families. Bobby, his wife Shannon, and his three kids Savannah, Logan and Norah live in the heart of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir country in Russian River Valley, CA.

While Long Island, NY will always be imbedded in Doug’s DNA, the river and fly fishing has continually been his zen and makes Colorado a perfect fit for his lifestyle.  A competitive spirit must also be in his DNA as no matter where Doug goes, he finds ways to excel. From playing basketball, being crowned King of Cab with Icon Estates, and claiming Regional Manager of the Year twice while with Hope Family Wines, Doug loves the game and coaching others to be their best.  His passion for wine and quality customer experiences was born 20 years ago at Lansdowne Resort in Ashburn, VA and continued to flourish through his last tenure at Old Bridge Cellars, and now to Daylight Wine & Spirits. An unexpected harvest from this incredible industry resulted in marrying his co-worker while with CWUS.  Doug and Deanna have two jubilant girls and a growing collection of critters in their family.

DOUG
BENZENBERG

WEST COAST SALES DIRECTOR

A midwest boy at heart growing up in Kansas City, Jim’s roots have always been in the Midwest. His first job out of college landed him with the distribution side of this industry with Glazer’s, MO. After sinking his teeth in the beverage industry he left for a short stint exploring medical sales before finding himself back in the saddle in the wine industry this time as National Sales Director for Amici Cellars in which he grew from a fledgling brand to selling over 75k cases nationally. After Amici he has worked with Hundred Acre and Disaranno before joining the Ammunition team to build our midwest footprint. Jim lives in Arkansas with his wife Erin and their two kids Ben and Luke.

JIM
JIABIA

MIDWEST SALES DIRECTOR

Growing up in Georgia and spending some of his early adult years in Florida, Pete has always has is ties rooted in the South. Pete began his career in the beverage industry working predominantly retail for Georgia Crown before making the jump to the supplier side working with some heavy hitters such as Seagram/Diageo, Foster’s, Guarachi Wine Partners and Matchbook Wine Company before joining the Daylight wine team. Over his career Pete has truly built some of the world class brands and their footprint throughout the southeast and is excited to build Daylight’s brand footprint throughout the southeast. Pete lives in Florida with his wife Tami and his four kids Axel, Hayden, Chloe, and Caitlyn.

PETE
CARLSON

SOUTHEAST SALES DIRECTOR

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