April 12th – At a virtual annual meeting of the membership, incumbents were re-elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors for the Washington Winegrowers Association including:
- Becca De Kleine, Four Feathers Wine Estates, Prosser
- Scott Williams, Kiona Vineyards & Winery, Benton City
- Shane Collins, Rocky Pond Winery, Chelan
Immediately following the annual meeting, a board meeting was held with Shane Collins re-elected chair of the Winegrowers board with Dustin Tobin of Prosser, Vineyard Manager at Precept Wine Brands, re-elected vice chair; and Jeff Andrews of Coyote Canyon Vineyards in Prosser was re-elected secretary/treasurer. Officers serve one-year terms.
The remaining board includes: Patrick Rawn of Two Mountain Winery, Zillah; James Mantone of Syncline Wines, Lyle; Mike Means of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Paterson; John Derrick of Mercer Canyons, Prosser; Carrie Arredondo of Cave B Estate Winery, Quincy; and Steele Brown of Golden West Vineyards, Royal City.
The Washington Winegrowers Association serves as the synergistic leader and unifying voice – through advocacy and education – for growers, vintners, partners, and policymakers.