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.

ChairJonathan Walters, Brassfield Estate
Vice ChairJoy Merrilees, Castilleja Farms LLC
Secretary-TreasurerPete Dodson, Public Member
DirectorsClay Shannon, Shannon Ranches
Pilar Luchsinger White, Luchsinger Vineyards
Padraic Sherlock, Beckstoffer Vineyards
Andre Guéziec, Mount St. Helena Vineyard
Jon Holzapfel, Diamond D

LCWC Committee Chairs

FinancePete Dodson
MarketingClay Shannon
Research & EducationPadraic Sherlock
Community/Industry RelationsJoy Merrilees

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

PresidentDebra Sommerfield
Marketing & Events ManagerMegan Hoberg

LCWC Consultants

Bookkeeping ConsultantMary Terou, Terou Business Services
Marketing ConsultantJohn Hyde, 26 Brix



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