Meet the Board of Directors

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer

Bill Brunetti, Public Member

Industry Relations Chair

Bill Brunetti

Bill Brunetti, Public Member
Industry Relations Chair

“I always had a love for the wine business,” Bill Brunetti said when he was appointed to the Winegrape Commission board in 2009. “I’m a big believer in promoting local wines.”

His vision for the Commission and its goals remain the same: “to continue to make the wine industry both growing and the primary focus for marketing Lake County.” In addition, he will help his fellow board members educate the stakeholders to a “consistent message of quality and place” with the objective of enhancing prices received for grapes and wine.

Brunetti says that he has seen a change in Lake County since 1983, when he moved to the area and purchased his grocery store, Bruno’s Foods in Lakeport. He believes the change can be attributed to Lake County’s growing wine industry.

Having been in the grocery industry since he was 15 years old, Brunetti owned and operated Bruno’s Foods until he sold the store in 2006. He now owns and manages a couple of shopping centers.

He is enjoying growing his own grapes and making wine, he says, and is still flying his airplane. He has a degree in commercial aeronautics from the College of San Mateo.

Brunetti serves as the Commission’s Industry Relations Chair, applying his knowledge and experience gained from management of his grocery and shopping center businesses. He also holds a seat on the Board of Directors for Sutter Health West Bay Region.

 

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    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
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