CAWG Board of Directors

CAWG is the only statewide organization that focuses exclusively on winegrape grower issues. CAWG is governed by 28 growers elected to serve on the board of directors. Grower leaders are elected from the seven CAWG districts and serve a three-year term and can serve a total of three consecutive terms. In addition to elected directors, the board can also appoint up to two at-large directors from grower organizations.

The time has come to elect new leaders to join the CAWG Board of Directors. For more information on the election process and nominated directors, please click here.

CAWG Officers
Chair, Bill Berryhill, BB Vineyards, Clements
Vice Chair, Bruce Phillips, Vinehill Ranch, Yountville
Vice Chair, Mike Testa, Coastal Vineyard Care, Buellton
Secretary, Mike Boer, Stipp Ranch, Ukiah

Treasurer, Jeff Bitter, Madera
CAWG Directors, District 1
John Balletto, Balletto Vineyards, Santa Rosa
Michael Boer,
Stipp Ranch, Ukiah
Mark Burningham, Benziger Family WineryGlen Ellen
Kendall Hoxsey-Onysko, Yount Mill Vineyards, Oakville
Marissa Ledbetter, Vino Farms, Healdsburg
R. Bruce Phillips, Vine Hill Ranch, Yountville
Brian Shepard, Walsh Vineyard Management, Napa

District 1 is comprised of Crush Districts 1, 2, 3 & 4.

CAWG Directors, District 3
Bill Berryhill, BB Vineyards, Clements 
Joe Cotta, Joseph A. Cotta Vineyards, 
Aaron P. Lange, LangeTwins, Lodi
Bob Lauchland, Robert Lauchland Vineyards, Lodi
Diego Olagaray, Olagaray Brothers, Lodi
Robert Pirie, Colligere Farm Management, 
Tom Slater, Slater Farms, Clarksburg

District 3 is comprised of Crush Districts 5, 9, 11, &17.

CAWG Directors, District 5
Jeff Bitter, Madera
Davindar Mahil, Creekside Farming Co, Madera
Paul Wulf, Wulf Vineyards, Fresno

District 5 is comprised of Crush District 13.

CAWG Directors, District 7
JD Harkey, Drake Enterprises, Temecula

District 7 is comprised of Crush Districts 15 & 16.

CAWG Bylaws
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CAWG Directors, District 2
Gregg Hibbits, Mesa Vineyard Management, Templeton
Troy Javadi, Meadowlark Harvesting, Paso Robles
Nicholas Miller, The Thornhill Companies, Santa Barbara 
Tyler Scheid, Scheid Vineyards, Greenfield
Jason Smith, Smith Family Wines, 
Mike Testa, Coastal Vineyard Care,
 Santa Maria

District 2 is comprised of Crush Districts 6, 7 & 8.

CAWG Directors, District 4
Steve Kautz, Ironstone Vineyards, 
Joel Maring, J. Maring Farms, Patterson

District 4 is comprised of Crush Districts 10 & 12.

CAWG Directors, District 6
Mike Vandborg, Water Castle Farms/Vandborg Farms, Bakersfield

CAWG District 6 is comprised of Crush District 14.

CAWG Director-At-Large
Nat DiBuduo, Allied Grape Growers, Fresno