Corporate Team

David Parker

In 2002, David Parker founded Benchmark Wine Group after having a successful history of high-tech ventures. With a unique blend of talents, plus wine and high-tech industry contacts, he has succeeded in bridging the gap between high-quality wine producers and well-informed fine wine collectors and connoisseurs. An avid wine collector, David has been involved in the wine industry since 1987 owning commercial vineyards in Geyserville, California and in the Eola Hills of Oregon and is a partner in Parker Family Vineyards, Inc. He and his wife Sandy Sturrus Parker have four children and live in the Pacific Northwest.

Peter Gibson


Derrick Light

Over the past 3+ years, Derrick Light has been appraising wine cellars over a wide range of size and value. He gained his appraisal skills and techniques working for a leading internet wine retailer in the the private acquisitions department. As the lead acquisitions analyst, he has been to several large home cellars for client inventory and preparation for sale throughout the United States. Derrick’s evaluation of collectible fine wine extends beyond the actual appraisal process. For the past year, he has worked with several team members to enhance our appraisal software system.

To reach Derrick for inquiries appraising/evaluating your wine collection, please email or call (530) 520-0526

Matt Coelho

Jonathan Clark

After graduating college in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics Jonathan began his professional career in the fine wine industry working for Benchmark Wine Group in Napa, CA. After attaining success as Information and Acquisitions Manager he desired a thirst for something more and so took his knowledge of wines on the road to Denver, CO where he currently resides. Along with retaining the position of Publisher of The Wine Market Journal Jonathan’s greatest joy is to share obscure, vintage wines paired with unique meals in good company.