New Appointments at Sonoma County Vintners

Sonoma County Vintners has hired Ben Neuman as the organization’s compliance manager. The role will support Sonoma County Vintners’ Community Connection Initiative, which is designed to increase communication with neighbors, develop best practices education for the...

Salvatore Spena Promoted at Shannon Ridge

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines promoted Salvatore Spena to the newly created position of vice president of sales, Eastern region, responsible for all states east of the Mississippi. Spena joined Shannon Ridge in June 2014 as Northeast region sales manager, bringing...

Washington Winegrowers Announce New Officers

Patrick Rawn was elected chair and James Mantone was elected to the board of directors for the Washington Winegrowers Association. Rawn owns and operates Two Mountain Winery and Copeland Vineyard in Yakima Valley with his brother. He also serves as vineyard manager...

Ohio Wine Producers Induct Two Into Hall of Fame

The Ohio Wine Producers Association (OWPA) inducted Kenneth Schuchter and Mark Fisher into the Ohio Wine Hall of Fame. Schuchter of Valley Vineyards joined his father, Ken, in the family winery in 1981. He served as a board member then as president of the OWPA. He...