Wine Industry Awards & WINnovation Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary B. Heck, Korbel

Suppliers

  • Glass and Cork Supplier: M.A. Silva USA
  • Direct to Consumer: WineDirect and Vin65
  • Vineyard Management Company: Advanced Viticulture, Inc.
  • Marketing Innovation: Ron Rubin, The Rubin Family of Wines

Individuals

  • Winery Owners: Joe Anderson and Mary Dewane, proprietors, Benovia Winery
  • Winemaker: Bob Cabral, director of Winemaking, Three Sticks Wines
  • Vineyard Manager: Jim Del Bondio, vineyard manager, Yount Mill Vineyards
  • Winery CMO: Carol Reber, senior vice president, chief marketing and business development officer, Duckhorn Wine Company
  • Winery CEO: Christopher Silva, president and CEO, St. Francis Winery

Wine Industry Network's WINnovation Awards

  • O-I Packaging Solutions & Amorim Cork
  • eProvenance
  • Falcon Crop Protection
  • Free Flow Wines
  • Cork Supply

The North Bay Business Journal has announced the winners of its fourth annual Wine Industry Awards and the Wine Industry Network’s WINnovation Awards recognizing exceptional companies and individuals who contribute to the vibrancy of the region’s wine industry.

This year, the Business Journal will also recognize Gary B. Heck, president and owner of Korbel California Champagne, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Few people have contributed more to the remarkable success of the North Coast and California wine industry than Gary Heck,” said Business Journal Publisher Brad Bollinger. “Whether it’s his work with the Wine Institute or his leadership at Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute, Gary’s contributions to the wine industry will have an impact for many years to come.”

In addition, five companies are being honored with Wine Industry Network’s WINnovation Awards.

All the honorees will be recognized on Nov. 29 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. The award ceremony takes place from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is sponsored by Bank of Marin, Moss Adams, Sonoma State University and Wine Industry Network (WIN). Tickets are $65 per person, or $675 for a table of 10. Register at NBBJ.news/WIA16.

Wine Industry Awards & WINnovation Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award: Gary B. Heck, Korbel

Suppliers

  • Glass and Cork Supplier: M.A. Silva USA
  • Direct to Consumer: WineDirect and Vin65
  • Vineyard Management Company: Advanced Viticulture, Inc.
  • Marketing Innovation: Ron Rubin, The Rubin Family of Wines

Individuals

  • Winery Owners: Joe Anderson and Mary Dewane, proprietors, Benovia Winery
  • Winemaker: Bob Cabral, director of Winemaking, Three Sticks Wines
  • Vineyard Manager: Jim Del Bondio, vineyard manager, Yount Mill Vineyards
  • Winery CMO: Carol Reber, senior vice president, chief marketing and business development officer, Duckhorn Wine Company
  • Winery CEO: Christopher Silva, president and CEO, St. Francis Winery

Wine Industry Network's WINnovation Awards

  • O-I Packaging Solutions & Amorim Cork
  • eProvenance
  • Falcon Crop Protection
  • Free Flow Wines
  • Cork Supply