Meet the Board of Directors…

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer

Jonathan Walters, Robinson Lake Vineyards


Jonathan Walters“I want to bring more visibility to Lake County and bring Lake County to the minds of wine drinkers throughout the United States,” says Winegrape Commission board member Jonathan Walters, co-owner and manager of Robinson Lake Vineyard & Glamazon Wines.

One of the more recent additions to the Commission Board of Directors, Jonathan ran for the post and was elected earlier this year. One of the reasons, he says, is because key people with the Commission did a good job convincing him to purchase a vineyard in Lake County about 4 ½ years ago.

“I have been involved in the county and have worked with Shannon Gunier since I arrived. She convinced me that my energy would be good for the Commission and that starting now, I can help Lake County grow.”

Jonathan moved from Texas where he worked with grapes for about a year before he and his partners sought the pre-existing vineyard near Upper Lake. Jonathan was instrumental in choosing the site now known as Robinson Lake Vineyard. He recently completed his fourth harvest of winegrapes from the property.

A 2008 graduate from Texas A&M, Jonathan holds degrees in agronomy and horticulture.

Although he is new to the Commission board and relatively new to Lake County, Jonathan looks forward to aiding in the progressive work of the Commission, he says. He believes the Master Vigneron Program is “good for people in the industry and good for Lake County.” He hopes to help Lake County become a more “dominant player” in the wine industry.

A list of the Commission’s Board and contact information is available on the website, The website is also an excellent source of information about the many events and programs presented by the Commission.



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