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Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Elect Eva Bertran as 2011 Board President

Date: 01/28/11

The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) non-profit trade association representing over 90 wineries and 140 grape growers announced today that Eva Bertran of Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards has been elected to lead the organization as board president for 2011.

"I am excited to be the president of the SVVGA board. We have a great board in place and a committed membership and staff. As a team, we cover a cross-section of growers, vintners and different aspects of our business and look forward to a very exciting year in 2011," said Bertran.

Other board officers elected include Paul Hoffman of Hoffman Family Cellars as Vice President; Mark Stornetta of Alain Pinel Realtors re-elected as Treasurer and Mike Pucci of Sangiacomo Vineyards re-elected as Secretary. New 2011 board directors in addition to officers are Brian Shepard of Jack London Vineyards and Doug Nickle of Bennett Valley Cellars.

The complete 2011 SVVGA board includes: Eva Bertran, President - Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards; Paul Hoffman, Vice President - Hoffman Family Cellars; Mark Stornetta, Treasurer - Alain Pinel Realtors; Mike Pucci, Secretary - Sangiacomo Vineyards; Phil Coturri - Enterprise Vineyards; Michael Crain - Blakeslee & Crain Vineyard Advisors & Brokers; David Dolquist - The Lodge at Sonoma; Bruce England, EnglandCrest; Squire Fridell - GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery; Tom Menzies - Pasatiempo Vineyard; Michael Muscardini - Muscardini Cellars and Doug Nickle - Bennett Valley Cellars.

The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) is a non-profit trade organization serving over 600 vintners, growers and associates who share a mission to promote awareness of Sonoma Valley's grapes, wine, terroir and history as the birthplace of the California wine industry. The Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Foundation (SVVGF) is a non-profit organization that has raised over $8,000,000 for local Sonoma Valley charities through the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction. To learn more about the SVVGA and SVVGF, visit or call 707-935-0803.

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