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Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Announces 2018 Board of Directors

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January 29, 2018, SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) is pleased to announce the 2018 Board of Directors.

Newly elected officers for 2018 are Jim Cargill of House Family Vineyards, President; David Amadia of Ridge Vineyards, Vice President; Ellie Patterson of Mount Eden Vineyards, Treasurer; and Richard Hanke of Left Bend Winery, Secretary.

Continuing their terms on the Board are: 

  • David Amadia of Ridge Vineyards,
  • Bradley Brown of Big Basin Vineyards,
  • Jim Cargill of House Family Vineyards,
  • Richard Hanke of Left Bend Winery,
  • Steve Johnson of Lester Family Vineyards,
  • Joe Miller of Rexford Winery,
  • Dave Moulton of Burrell School Vineyards,
  • Jerold O’ Brien of Silver Mountain Vineyards,
  • Ellie Patterson of Mount Eden Vineyards,
  • John Ritchey of Bottle Jack Winery.

“We appreciate the time commitment and dedication of our volunteer Board of Directors and committee members for the Santa Cruz Mountains wine region and our industry,” notes Executive Director Megan Metz. “We look forward to working with our new and continuing Board members to continue to strengthen the visibility of our wine region.”

The SCMWA would like to thank our former President Dave Moulton from Burrell School Vineyards for his contributions to the Board during his five-year term. Dave will continue to serve on the executive committee as immediate past present president. 

About the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA

The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association is an alliance of more than 70 wineries, most of them family-run, working to promote the unique aspects of the wines & Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Formed in 1981, the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA is nestled in one of the most unique winegrowing regions in the world, beginning just south of San Francisco – spanning the mountain range between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. Mountain terrain, marine influence, varied microclimates, and distinctive soils combine to produce ideal conditions for high quality winegrowing. The small size of the wineries allows for greater attention to detail that maximizes the potential of the grapes grown here.  For more information, contact the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) by phone (831)-685-8463, by email at [email protected] , online at scmwa.com, on Facebook.com/SCMWA, on Instagram @scmwine and on Twitter @SCMWA.

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