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. To email one of the board members, click that person’s name.

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

 

Calendar of Events

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U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West 2:00 pm
U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West @ Sonoma County, CA
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm
Who: A gathering of regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders, and others committed to the sustainability of their local vineyards, wineries and regions. What: Learn some of the driving forces behind consumers’ and[...]
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Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management 8:30 am
Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Special Targeted Education Event for Growers sponsored by: California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance & Lake County Winegrape Commission Welcome, Debra Sommerfield, Lake County Winegrape Commission & Clint Nelson, Vineyard Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards – Red Hills Increasing Performance[...]
AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake 5:30 pm
AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake @ Soper Reese Community Theatre
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture and Lake County Winegrape Growers present AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake Clear Lake is thought to be over 450,000 years old making it[...]
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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:30 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, June 18, 2019
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, June 18, 2019
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Master Vigneron Academy®
Master Vigneron Academy®
Jun 19 all-day
Session #6 Lake County vineyards
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