2/8/2023 - St. Helena, CA – The board of directors of the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association has elected Andy Erickson, owner, Favia as Board Chair for 2023. Cyril Chappellet, President and CEO, Chappellet Vineyard was elected Vice Board Chair and Jaime Araujo, Founder, Trois Noix was elected Secretary/Treasurer.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be elected as Board Chair of the Napa Valley Vintners. This year I hope to share my sense of optimism for what we can do as an organization to bring Napa Valley into a bright future. After several years of real adversity — fire, drought, pandemic — I sense that the Valley and our community are up to the challenge, more now than ever,” said Erickson.
The Napa Valley Vintners nonprofit trade association was established in 1944. Over 79 years the organization has inspiried its members to consistently produce wines of the highest quality, provide environmental leadership and care for the Napa Valley community.
Since 1981, the NVV has invested more than $225 million in its community to provide equitable access to healthcare and opportunity for advancement in children’s education. NVV is dedicated to improving diversity and championing inclusivity in its community and in the wine industry.
Through signature marketing programs, industry advocacy and comprehensive member resources, NVV works continuously to be the voice of the Napa Valley wine industry for consumers, members of the wine trade and media outlets around the globe. NVV strives to be the essential trade organization for any vintner producing Napa Valley wine in the Napa Valley.
Other members of the 2023 NVV Board of Directors include: Jack Bittner, Winegrower, Ecotone Vineyard; Alycia Mondavi, CEO and Co-Proprietress, Aloft Wine; Beth Novak Milliken, President and Chief Executive Officer, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery; Doug Shafer, Executive Advisor, Shafer Vineyards; Emma Swain, Chief Executive Officer, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery; Schatzi Throckmorton, Owner, General Manager, Relic Wine Cellars; Elizabeth Vianna, Winemaker/General Manager, Chimney Rock Winery; Donna Walker, Proprietor, Pulido~Walker Estate Vineyard and Winery; Robin Baggett, Owner and Managing Partner, Alpha Omega, past NVV Board Chair and advisor to the board.
The NVV Board of Directors also serves as the Collective Napa Valley Board of Directors, along with these community members: William Cary, Steve Fink and Claire Stull; John Hamilton past board member and advisor to the board.
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