22 North Bay wine, beer, spirits industry leaders named
North Bay Business Journal is recognizing nearly two dozen leading individuals and businesses in the North Coast's wine, beer and spirits industries.
This year, the Journal's Wine Industry Awards, set for Nov. 28 in Santa Rosa, will include local trail-blazers in craft beer and spirits.
Also part of the event are the WINnovation Awards by Healdsburg-based Wine Industry Network, which puts on the WIN Expo Trade Show & Conference. The sixth annual expo is set for Nov. 30 in Santa Rosa.
M.A. Silva USA, Santa Rosa
Scott Laboratories, Petaluma
Tom Beard Company, Santa Rosa
Tonnellerie Radoux USA, Santa Rosa
VinoPro, Santa Rosa
Vicard Generation 7, Napa
Winery Service Connection, Santa Rosa
Winery Owner: Barbara Banke, chairwoman and proprietor, Jackson Family Wines, Santa Rosa
Vineyard Manager: Norman Kobler, vineyard manager, Ferrington Vineyard, Boonville
Distillery Owner: Ashby and Timo Marshall, founders, Spirit Works Distillery, Sebastopol
Small Brewery CEO: Collin McDonnell, co-founder, HenHouse Brewing Company, Petaluma
Winery CMO: Christopher O'Gorman, director of communications, Rodney Strong Wine Estates, Healdsburg
Lifetime Achievement: Jim Pedroncelli, president, Pedroncelli Winery, Geyserville
Large Brewery CEO: Mark Ruedrich, president and founder, North Coast Brewing Co., Fort Bragg
Winery CEO: Alex Ryan, president and CEO, Duckhorn Wine Company, St. Helena
Winemaker: Randy Ullom, winemaster, Kendall-Jackson, Santa Rosa
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To attend the Wine Industry Awards + Spirits & Beer Awards at Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, preregister by Nov. 26 at nbbj.news/wia17 or call 707-521-5264. Tickets cost $70 or $715 for a table of 10.