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

Seventeen wine industry innovators were recognized Tuesday night at North Bay Business Journal’s fourth annual Wine Industry Awards and the Wine Industry Network’s WINnovation Awards.

The awards fete exceptional companies and individuals who contribute to the vibrancy of the region’s wine industry. This year, the Business Journal also celebrated 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, six companies were honored with Wine Industry Network’s WINnovation Awards.

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