After at least two consecutive years of good returns for wine grapes generally across the state, Jeff Bitter, vice president of operations for Allied Grape Growers, remains bullish on the prospect for continued success for the industry’s growers and vintners.
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BEN SLAUGHTER, left, with Correia-Xavier, and Jeff Bitter, vice president of operations for Allied Grape Growers in Fresno.
CARSON SMITH, chairman of the Board of Directors for the San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association, and Claudia Schubert, president of Diageo Chateau and Estate Wines.
FROM LEFT: Ron Brase, with California Ag Quest Consulting in Fresno; Stephen Vasquez, UC viticulture farm advisor for Fresno County; and Matthew Fidelibus with the UC Kearney Agricultural Center.
FRANCESCA SCHULER, chief marketing officer of Beverages and More, and Brad Goehring, chair of the State Government Affairs Committee for the California Association of Winegrape Growers.
FROM LEFT: Perry DeLuca, Wells Fargo; Bill Lewis, Prudential; and Mark Couchman, Silverado Premium Properties.