Board and Committees

Board members are elected by the winery membership to three-year terms, staggered so that one-third of the Board is up for election in any given year. To thirds of the Board of Directors are elected to represent nine regions which are devised to reflect, as best as possible, an equal number of wineries. Each region has one seat, except for California which, by virtue of the size of its industry, has two seats. In addition to the regional positions, six Board members are elected at-large. The State Associations Council Chairman is also a member of the WineAmerica Board of Directors.

WineAmerica Board


Mario Mazza Mazza Vineyards, PA

Great Lakes

Dana Huber Huber Vineyards, IN

New York

Trent Preszler, Ph.D (Chair)* – Bedell Cellars


Eldon NygaardValiant Vineyards, SD


Rob Ramsey*Stonehaus Winery, TN

Rocky Mountain

Ron BitnerBitner Vineyards. ID


Marty Clubb (Vice Chair/Treasurer)* – L’Ecole No. 41


Debra DommenTreasury Wine Estates
Carolyn WasemJackson Family Wines


Janie Brooks Heuck – Brooks Wines


Jerry DouglasBiltmore Estate Wine Company, NC
Edward O’Keefe – Chateau Grand Traverse, MI
Cord SwitzerFredericksburg Winery, TX
Caroline Shaw* – Jackson Family Wines, CA
Jim Trezise* – New York Wine and Grape Foundation
Michael Walker* – Constellation Brands
Donniella Winchell (SRAAC Chair)* – Ohio Wine Producers Association
*Executive Committtee

Government Affairs Committee

Chair: Michael WalkerConstellation Brands, NY
Kevin AtticksMaryland Wineries Association
Steve BateLong Island Wine Council
Debra Dommen – Treasury Wine Estates
Jerry Douglas Biltmore Estate Wine Company, NC
Peter Hoffher – St. James Winery, MO
Cord Switzer, Fredericksburg Winery, TX
Carolyn Wasem Jackson Family Wines, CA
Donniella Winchell- Ohio Wine Producers Association