Board & Staff

NGWI STAFF

Camron King
President

 

NGWI BOARD MEMBERS

Officers

Chair
John Aguirre
President
California Association of Winegrape Growers
Sacramento, CA

 

Vice Chair
Craig Bardwell
National Grape Cooperative/Welch's, WA

  Secretary/Treasurer
  Peter Hofherr
  St. James Winery
  Missouri

 

Past Chair
Rick Stark
Sun-Maid Growers of CA
Kingsburg, CA

 

Regional Representatives

 

California
Bob Gallo
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Modesto, CA


 

Northeast
John Martini
Anthony Road Vineyards
Penn Yan, NY



Southwest
Al Wiederkehr
Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Inc.
Wiederkehr Village, AR
 
               
    

 

Midwest
James Ballard
James Arthur Vineyards
Raymond, NE

Northwest
Russell Smithyman
St. Michelle Wine Estates
Washington

 

Southeast
Rock Stephens
The Vineyard at Point Breeze
and Virginia Wine Board

 


Commodity Representatives

Native/Hybrid Species
Peter Hofherr
St. James Winery
Missouri

Vinifera Species
Vicky Scharlau
Washington Assoc. of  Wine Grape Growers
Cashmere, WA

Rootstock/Nursery
Dan Martinez
Martinez Orchards
Winters, CA
Raisins
Rick Stark
CA Raisin Marketing Board  
Kingsburg, CA
Table Grapes
Kathleen Nave

CA Table Grape Commission
Fresno, CA

Wine
Jerry Lohr
J. Lohr
Vineyards and Wines 
San Jose, CA

Juice
Craig Bardwell
National Grape Cooperative/Welch's, WA

At Large Appointees

Keith Streigler
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Modesto, CA

Nick Dokoozlian
E. & J. Gallo Winery
Modesto, CA

Jim Andersom
Executive Director
Missouri Wine & Grape Board

Greg Gessner
Constellation Brands

Michael Walker
Constellation Brands

Deborah Golino
Director, Foundation Plant Services, UC Davis
Davis, CA
Ed Hellman
Assoc. Professor, Viticulture
Texas A & M University Ag Research & Extension Ctr.
Lubbock, TX
Allison Jordan
The Wine Institute
San Francisco, CA

Peter Hofherr
St. James Winery
Missouri

Michael Kaiser
WineAmerica
Washington, DC


Vacant                    
Lodi Winegrape Commission
California

John Aguirre
President
California Association of Winegrape Growers
Sacramento, CA

  Jason Smith
  Paraiso Vineyards
  Soledad, CA

Jim Trezise
President
NY Wine & Grape Foundation
Canandaigua, NY

 

 
Nat DiBuduo
President
Allied Grape Growers 
California

Rich Schaefers
Silverado Premium Properties
  
California

 

Tony Stephen
American Vineyard Foundation 
California

  Marshall Miller
  Thornhill Properties
  California