North Bay professionals news

Hilary Berkey of Vintage Wine Estates and Emily Byrne of Etude Winery have been elected co-chairwomen of Carneros Wine Alliance, a nonprofit association of wineries and grape growers in the Carneros American Viticultural Area and will share governance responsibilities.

Nichole Peterson of Artesa was elected vice chairwoman, and Carneros Wine Alliance ambassadors Carla Bosco and Crista Johnson will serve as treasurer and secretary, respectively. Bosco served as board chairwoman in 2017 and 2018, and Johnson was chairwoman in 2016.

Additional board members include Mike Cox, Schug Carneros Estate; Scott Billeci, ZD Wines; Anne Moller-Racke, The Donum Estate; and Alison Crowe, Garnet Vineyards. All board positions were effective Jan.1 and continue for one calendar year.

Carneros Wine Alliance
The Carneros Wine Alliance is a non-profit association of wineries and grape-growers in the Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA).  Carneros is the only appellation located at the crossroads of two major wine regions, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.  Influenced by the maritime breezes and fog from its southern border with the San Pablo Bay, Carneros produces the region’s finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wines. The Carneros Wine Alliance is committed to promoting the distinction, diversity and above all, quality, of the grapes and wines from Carneros.