Tom Fuchs Joins Hoffmann Family of Companies as General Manager for the Augusta Wineries

February 23, 2024

In a strategic move to elevate the Augusta Wineries to new heights, Hoffmann Family of Companies (HFOC) proudly announces the appointment of Tom Fuchs as General Manager. Fuchs brings over three decades of executive management experience in the wine industry and a wealth of product sales and distribution knowledge.

Adding to the Leadership Team to Oversee the Augusta Winery, Balducci Vineyards, Montelle Winery and Mt. Pleasant Estates

As General Manager of the Augusta Wineries, Fuchs will spearhead efforts to elevate the wineries to new levels by implementing best practices and ensuring the existing winery teams are well-equipped for success. This move aligns with HFOC’s commitment to continuous improvement and delivering unparalleled experiences to its patrons. Don Simon will be focused on the landscape and agricultural businesses at Hoffmann Hillermann and Town and Country Nurseries, as well as future agricultural acquisitions. He will also transition the leasing and sale of non-winery related businesses.

Fostering a positive and thriving work environment for all Augusta team members is a primary goal of this new strategic reorganization, and there are no plans for layoffs or team changes. Our business objective is to strengthen HFOC’s position in the industry and enhance the overall success of the wineries.

"We are excited to welcome Tom to the Hoffmann Family, and we have full confidence in his ability to take the Augusta Wineries to new heights," said David Hoffmann, Chairman at Hoffmann Family of Companies. "This is a positive step forward for us, reinforcing our dedication to excellence and innovation in the winery industry, and our investment in Augusta. We are grateful to Don for all his work supporting our growth to date."

Fuchs, a St. Louis native, is an alumnus of Christian Brothers H.S. and of St. Louis University’s School of Commerce & Finance. He brings a wealth of leadership experience, having been President of three nationally distributed Beverage Companies, and has served on the boards of several companies and organizations, including the Alexander Valley Winegrowers Association, MOSAIC Vineyards & Winery, Greater Madison (WI) Convention & Visitors Bureau and Capital Brewery. His contributions as a
nationally syndicated wine columnist further showcase his commitment to the industry.

Hoffmann Family of Companies expresses its continued dedication to Augusta, emphasizing that this leadership transition signifies a renewed focus on the wineries' growth while maintaining the town's vibrant tourism offerings. Learn more about our vineyards at

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About Hoffmann Family of Companies:
The Hoffmann Family of Companies holds within its portfolio 90 brands, over 200 pieces of property in the United States, 300 locations globally in 26 countries and employs more than 9,000 people worldwide.

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