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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 includes 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.


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


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


Amos Industries

Biome Makers

Liberation Distribution (LibDib)

Tule Technologies

Vivelys USA

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