- Homepage for the Wine Industry

Jason Gerke Elected Missouri Grape Growers Association President

Date: 07/27/11

Jason Gerke, owner of Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery, was elected President of the Missouri Grape Growers Association (MGGA) annual meeting held earlier this month in conjunction with the 2011 ICCVE Field Day.

"I'm excited about the tremendous progress grape growers in Missouri have made in identifying grape varieties and management practices that result in high quality grapes and wines, says Gerke. "In my new role I look forward to working with the association to help disseminate information among growers, and identify those areas in which more research and education could be helpful to improving quality and profitability."

The MGGA's goal is to promote the growth of the Missouri grape industry and the production of a high quality product, to represent the interests of Missouri grape growers in legislative and political matters, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to disseminate current information pertaining to optimum agricultural practices for vineyards. The association currently has more than 50 members.

Gerke owns and operates Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery in Platte City, Mo. Jowler Creek is Missouri's first certified green winery. Their 7-acre vineyard totals more than 3,500 grapevines and the winery markets 1,500 cases of wine annually out of the on-site tasting room and through more than 80 retail locations and restaurants in Missouri and Kansas.

Region: Missouri
Job Function: Winemaking, Vineyard Management/Viticulture

submit people news

Submit your press release and photo to

wines & vines directory

Search wineries, growers, distributors, and industry suppliers in North America

latest real estate

- real estate  •  2 hours ago
- real estate  •  yesterday at 11:15AM PDT
- real estate  •  Oct 17, 2014 at 1:15PM PDT
- real estate  •  Oct 17, 2014 at 11:25AM PDT
- real estate  •  Oct 17, 2014 at 9:31AM PDT

latest used equipment

- used equipment  •  4 hours ago
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 1:31PM PDT
- used equipment  •  yesterday at 1:31PM PDT
- used equipment  •  Oct 18, 2014 at 10:55AM PDT
- used equipment  •  Oct 17, 2014 at 3:59PM PDT

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  Oct 16, 2014 at 12:18PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Oct 14, 2014 at 12:57PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Oct 10, 2014 at 1:21PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Oct 10, 2014 at 11:51AM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Oct 10, 2014 at 11:14AM PDT

industry events

Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.