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Russian River Valley


Our Mission

The Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW) is a community dedicated to promoting the Russian River Valley as the premier region for growing cool climate grapes while producing wines that showcase the diversity of our many neighborhoods. Our farmers and winemakers work in a manner that is environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically viable in order to continue our legacy as good stewards of the land and producers of distinctive wines of exceptional quality, authenticity and integrity.

Board Members

President Gio Balistreri, Russian River Vineyards Winery – 2nd Term: 2016-2018
1st Vice President Chris Crispo, Bush Crispo Vineyards Grower – 2nd Term: 2018-2020
2nd Vice President Nick Frey, Balletto Vineyards Winery – 2nd Term: 2016-2018
Treasurer Michelle Ausburn (Sam), BPM CPA (Appointed) – 1st Term: 2018-2020
Secretary Carol Kozlowski-Every, Kozlowski Farms Appointed Secretary – Past Board Director


Catherine Bartolomei (Rod Smith), Farmhouse Inn Restaurateur/Resort (Appointed) – 2nd term 2017-2019
Clark Lystra (Bonny), Betty Ann Vineyard Grower – 1st Term: 2018-2020
Chris Donatiello, C. Donatiello Winery Winery – 3rd Term: 2016-2018
Tom Fredericks, Trenton View Vineyards Grower – 3rd Term: 2018-2020
Alex Kanzler, Kanzler Family Vineyards Grower-1st Term-2017-2019
Don Davis, MacRostie Winery & Vineyards Winery, At-Large – 1st Term: 2018-2020
Greg Morthole, Davis Bynum & Rodney Strong Winery- 1st Term 2018-2019
Kenneth Rochford JOHN CURTIS + SONS Winery – 1st Term: 2017-2019
Jim Sturgeon, La Crema Winery At-Large, Winery – 1st Term: 2016-2018
Mike Sullivan, Benovia Winery Grower – 1st Term: 2016-2018
Nancy Woods, Merriam Vineyards Winery, At-Large – 2nd Term: 2018-2020

Past Presidents

  • Clay Gantz, Gantz Family Vineyards
  • Rod Berglund, Joseph Swan Vineyards
  • Chris Donatiello, C. Donatiello Winery
  • Randy Luginbill, Silverado Sonoma Vineyards, LLC
  • John Holdredge, Holdredge Wines
  • Nick Leras, Nick Leras Vineyards
  • Steve Dutton, Dutton Brothers Farming & Dutton Ranch
  • Valerie Wathen, Dutton-Goldfield Winery
  • Bob Cabral, Three Sticks Wines
  • Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Wines
  • Lee Martinelli, Jr. Martinelli farms, Inc.
  • Ellen Mack, Russian Hill Estate Winery
  • Kirk Lokka, Emeritus Vineyards
  • Hector Bedolla, Crop Production Services
  • Warren Dutton, Dutton Ranch
  • Saralee McClelland Kunde, Richard’s Grove & Saralee’s Vineyard

RRVW Staff

Executive Director
Wendy Hilberman

Annual Reports

Membership Inquiries

Wendy Hilberman
(707) 486-5648

Member Information

Membership Type

$350 base + $4/ton RRV grapes harvested or crushed

Management Company
(if applicable)

Custom Crush Facility
(if applicable)

Membership Dues


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