Mendocino Winegrowers Inc (MWI)  is an alliance of grape growers and vintners working together to promote the grapes and wines from Mendocino County.  The group was formed in 2012  to promote the quality and image of Mendocino County grapes and wine with three target audiences: 1) decision-makers who buy grapes, 2) press and trade groups who write about, sell, or recommend wine, and 3) consumers who buy wine.

MWI is run by the Executive Director Makenzie Blaylock, and a volunteer Board of Directors. 

Hoss Milone – Vintner Member / PRESIDENT
Brutocao Family Vineyards
Term: 2022-2023 

Ann Weigt – Vintner Member / VICE PRESIDENT
Frey Vineyards
Term: 2022-2023

Michael Frey – Grower Member 
J.A. Laviletta Vineyards
Term: 2023-2024

Sebastian Donoso – Vintner Member / SECRETARY
Fetzer Vineyards
Term: 2022-2023

Lorenzo Pacini – Grower Member 
Pacini Vineyards
Term: 2022-2023

Michael E. Boer – Grower Member 
Stipp Vineyards
Term: 2023-2024

Jen Petrey – Vintner Member
McNab Ridge Winery
Term: 2022-2023 

Michael Frey – Vintner Member
Mariah Vineyards
Term 2022-2023

Marcia Morgan Lazaro – Grower Member
Paradise Canyon Farms
Term 2023-2024

Michael Pecherer – Grower Member
Pecherer Vineyards
Term 2023-2024

Lorne Chase – Grower Member
Chase Vineyards
Term 2022-2023

Randy Looney – Grower Member
Looney Vineyards
Term 2022-2023

2023 Committees:

Marketing – The committee oversees marketing and public relations projects: Marcia Morgan-Lazaro (chair), Hoss Milone, Jen Petrey, and Wesley Hunt

Grower – The committee works to help growers market their vineyard, sell their fruit, negotiate contracts, get crop insurance and more: Lorenzo Pacini (chair), Michael Boer, Michael Pecherer, Randy Looney, Lorne Chase

Membership – The committee works to grow MWI’s membership base and provide value: Marcia Morgan-Lazaro(chair), Hoss Milone, Jen Petrey, and Wesley Hunt

Educational Outreach: Creates educational programs for our members, whether in person Technical Tastings (when feasible) or virtual programs on issues such as winemaking, smoke exposure, viticulture and more: Sebastian Donoso (chair), Michael Frey, Martin Bernal-Hafner, and Ann Weigt

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