The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) announced this week that Erin Bright Russell has been hired as its 2011 Wine & Grape Expo Coordinator. In this role, Russell will work with the 2011 Steering Committee in developing seminar content, a high-value trade show, and beneficial networking opportunities for the November 16 event. Russell comes to the position with a breadth of experience, having grown up on her family's vineyard property (Rancho Chimiles) and a history of executing high-level events.
"I am thrilled to join the Napa Valley Grapegrowers in hosting the 2011 Wine & Grape Expo, which brings together the best and brightest in our industry. From the fascinating content of the seminars to the dynamic trade exhibits, wine tasting, and networking - the Expo is not to be missed."
Members of the 2011 Wine & Grape Expo Steering Committee are: Michael Silacci of Opus One, Chair; Sam Turner of T & M Services, Co-Chair; Cameron Vawter of Dana Estate; Rosemary Cakebread of Gallica Wines; Bob Steinhauer; Garrett Buckland of Premiere Viticulture; John Wilkinson of Bin to Bottle; Ryan Pierce of Gallo Family Vineyards; Doug Burnett of R & D Vineyards; and Monica Cooper, Napa Viticulture Farm Advisor.