Board of Directors and Staff

LCWC Board of Directors

The Lake County Winegrape Commission Board of Directors is made up of seven winegrape grower members, who are elected by eligible Lake County winegrape growers, and one public member. Board Members serve two-year terms. The Commission officers of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer are elected by the Commission each year. The LCWC Board of Directors invites your comments and suggestions.

Chair Broc Zoller, Zoller Vineyards
Vice Chair Bruce Merrilees, Castilleja Farms LLC
Secretary/Treasurer Bonnie Sears, Beckstoffer Vineyards XVI
Directors Keith Brandt, Bella Vista Farming Company
Pete Dodson, Savings Bank of Mendocino County (Public Member)
Cameron Mauritson, L&L Vineyards
Bill Oldham, Oldham Vineyards
Jonathan Walters, Brassfield Estate

LCWC Committee Chairs

Finance Bonnie Sears, Beckstoffer Vineyards XVI
Marketing Bill Oldham, Oldham Vineyards
Research & Education Broc Zoller, Zoller Vineyards
Community/Industry Relations Bruce Merrilees, Castilleja Farms LLC

 

The Lake County Winegrape Commission carries out its work with a small dedicated staff and cadre of expert consultants who collaborate to implement marketing and educational programs, events, and activities to support Lake County winegrowers.

LCWC Staff

President Debra Sommerfield
Marketing & Events Coordinator Megan Hoberg

LCWC Consultants

Education Consultant Paul Zellman, Golden Group
Marketing Consultant John Hyde, 26*Brix

 

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Post-Harvest Grape Grower Tailgate 9:00 am
Post-Harvest Grape Grower Tailgate @ Sauvignon Blanc vineyards in Big Valley
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am
Topics include: • Vine Hardening and Fall Freeze Preparation  • Impact of Fall Freezes on Sauvignon Blanc in Big Valley • Grapevine Trunk Diseases: Effective Control Practices • Esca in the Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard •[...]
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