Michael Barsotti (our
son) ... runs the cider mill
master blender and production guru, has
been at the helm since 2000. His task in life is to ensure that we are one
well-oiled machine and, more importantly - that the juice
we're producing and bottling is the finest you'll ever
taste! He's picky about the quality of fruits and
vegetables used, and has been known to turn away truck-loads
of fruit because it wasn't up to his standards. He takes
pride in his masterful blending of our all natural juice,
purees and concentrates - and you can taste the difference
in every bottle!
Leonardo Vega ... manages the agricultural operations at the ranch
are the trees looking this year? Ask Leonardo. Need to know when
it’s time to prune or pick? Ask Leonardo. Ever wanted to
know why the blossoms are pink on pear trees, but white on
apple trees? Ask Leonardo. Here is a man who truly
understands the life cycle of the orchard and has a passion
for fruit and farming. He has been an incredible asset to
our ranch since the day we moved to Apple Hill®, over 33
Cathy Barsotti (our
daughter) ... manages all of the sales and marketing
taken a different path after graduating from college, Cathy finally heeded the call of returning to the family business
in late 2007. Diving into all this juice business
head-first, she soon developed a penchant for peddling the
family's finest juice blends to our supermarket partners.
It's an easy job when you're a big believer in the product
you're tasked to sell - and this juice is hands-down the
most naturally delicious and naturally perfect you'll ever
Justo Estanislao ... manages the pressing
started working at our ranch when he was only 15. That
was a number of years ago. How long? Justo won't
let us say ... but his dedication to the family has not gone
unnoticed. He knows everything there is to know about
ensuring that our juices are bottled and shipped using the
latest safety and quality standards.
Tricia Marquis ... manages the main office
at the Mill
splits her time handling your calls and emails, wrangling
over orders, sorting through invoices, and crunching through
the financials. Though we're not sure when she last
took any time off, we're pretty sure we truly couldn't keep
the ship headed in the right direction without her endless
hours of effort!
Bob Flagler ... brings the juice to your
local market and cafe
Bob can be seen
driving the delivering truck to various stores,
cafes, and markets throughout the
Sacramento valley, foothills, and even the Bay Area.
Give him a wave the
next time you see the DSD truck roll by!
Deliveries using our big
trucks are carried out by Keith, Gene and John.
Mark Soots ...
manages sales and merchandising in the Bay Area & SoCal
Having been in the Food
& Beverage industry since 1984, Mark's years of sales and
merchandising experience ensure that Barsotti is
well-represented in the Bay Area, the North State, and
Southern California. As our Regional Sales Manager,
Mark diligently works to ensure our current and future
clients have everything they need to guarantee their success
... at least from the Barsotti side!
Walter Mathews ...
manages the marketing in addition to sales and merchandising
brings a rich history in sales and marketing to the Barsotti
team. He handles sales and merchandising out at stores
throughout the Central Valley of Northern California in
addition to developing our website, promotional content,
social media, branding, and marketing material.
Fran Hill ... oversees quality control, testing, and
addition to Fran (pictured here) who handles quality
assurance and the product testing lab, our mill is run by a dedicated team of hardworking folks.
truly our team behind the scenes at the mill and on the
road that keep the presses pressing, the bottles filling and
the trucks rolling down the road to ensure that our
extraordinary juices make it safely from our mill to a store near
you. This passionate group takes pride in everything
they do ... working well past their normal schedule.
It's the hard work of all that help our family company grow
and keep up with these changing times so we can continue to
offer up the best tasting juice around!