June 10, 2013 – Executive search firm The Cypress Group has placed Patrick Sullivan as technical director of vineyards and winemaking at Spring Mountain Vineyard. Mr. Sullivan comes to Spring Mountain from Rudd Winery where he was winemaker since 2007. At 845 acres, Spring Mountain Vineyard spans from 400 to 1,600 feet in elevation, has 8 soil series within its footprint and 135 unique vineyard blocks. 225 acres are planted, primarily to red Bordeaux varieties that comprise its primary wines. Founded in 1989, The Cypress Group is a retained wine business executive search firm focused exclusively on key wine industry placements.