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

 

Meetings

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    LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 10:00 am
    LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ Video Conference
    Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee Meeting, June 13, 2024
    LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
    LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
    Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee Meeting, June 25, 2024
    LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
    LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
    Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, June 25, 2024
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management 7:30 am
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management @ Thomas Mauritson Vineyards
    Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management @ Thomas Mauritson Vineyards
    In-the-Vineyard Tailgate Session for Spanish -Speaking Vineyard Workers LEARN HOW TO… Assess, restore, and maintain soil health Implement sustainable farming practices Develop irrigation management plans Event Details Wednesday, June 26, 2024 7:30 a.m. – 11:30[...]
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays 4:00 pm
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
    Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
    You are invited to attend the Grower Conversation series hosted by Lake County Winegrowers. This series aims to connect growers, buyers, and industry experts to discuss the climate of today’s market. Each conversation will feature[...]
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