Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 9, 2018

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Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

On April 9, 2018, Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. (the “Company”) announced that Nicolas Quillé, age 45, will join the Company as Chief Winemaking and Operations Officer beginning on May 21, 2018. Mr. Quillé will replace Craig Williams, who will transition to a consulting role for the Company beginning on May 21, 2018. Mr. Williams will remain a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, where he has served since 2013.

Pursuant to the terms of Mr. Quillés offer of employment, Mr. Quillé will receive annual compensation of $255,000 and will be eligible for a 40% bonus target of his annual base salary in an amount to be determined by the Company in its sole discretion. Mr. Quillé will receive the Companys standard package of benefits for its executive officers, but he will also receive a $1,400 per month car allowance. The Company also expects to enter into a Separation Agreement with Mr. Quillé prior to the commencement of his employment, which will provide for standard terms for such agreements.

Quillé was most recently General Manager and Head Winemaker of Banfi Vintners’ boutique portfolio of wineries in the Pacific Northwest. Quillé spent the last 26 years in a variety of winegrowing positions in both France and the United States. In addition to his role with Banfi, his U.S. experience includes winegrowing and management positions with Pacific Rim and Bonny Doon. Prior to moving to the United States, Quillé worked in Burgundy (Antonin Rodet and Domaine Prieur), Provence (Domaine de la Courtade), Champagne (Laurent Perrier) and Portugal (Taylor’s Port).

Quillé was born in Lyon, France, into a family with three generations working in the wine business. He holds a master’s degree in Enology from the University of Dijon, Burgundy, a master’s degree in Sparkling Winery Management from the University of Reims, Champagne and an MBA from the University of Washington. He is currently working on the final stage to become a member of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Quillé and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed to serve as an executive officer of the Company. There are also no family relationships between Mr. Quillé and any director or executive officer of the Company, and Mr. Quillé does not have a direct or indirect material interest in any “related party” transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 9, 2018, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Quillé as Chief Winemaking and Operations Officer. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits

Exhibit No.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated: April 13, 2018


By: /s/ Shannon McLaren    
Name: Shannon McLaren
Title: Chief Financial Officer