Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association

Officers and Directors

The Sierra Wine & Grape Growers Association Board of Directors is comprised of our Officers and Coordinators who give of their time to govern the organization as prescribed by the Bylaws, Rules and Policies.

Bernie Zimmerman

Bernie Zimmerman

President

Having been making wine for over 30 years, and now, as he says, is paying back, Bernie has been our leader for over 3 years. His enthusiam is infectious.

David Blitstein

David Blitstein

Vice President

The President’s right-hand-man, David has established one of the best vineyards in Nevada County. He has won many high honors for his wines from his own grapes.

Lloyd Tosse

Lloyd Tosse

Treasurer

One of our most loyal board members, Lloyd has kept our financial issues on track for many years with his positive attitude and humor.

Diane Houston

Diane Houston

Secretary

Despite being new to the foothills, Diane has taken the reins of the Red Paws Vineyard and has begun winemaking with great enthusiasm.

Marilyn Blitstein

Marilyn Blitstein

Social Coordinator

Pitching in this year, Marilyn is fulfilling one of our most important positions, coordinating all aspects of our social events and meeting details.

Dave Elliott

Dave Elliott

Programs Coordinator

Dave is one of our most successful, and fastidious, grape growers and winemakers, and continues to serve to aid us all with continuing education.

Grace Zimmerman

Grace Zimmerman

Communications Coordinator

Responsible for maintaining contact with our members, Grace has expanded her love of all things tech by being our webmaster, as well.

Susan Clarabut

Susan Clarabut

Outreach Coordinator

OfficerCombining her extensive management abilities and knowledge, Susan handles Swag sales, community contact and Scholarship Committee duties.

Jim Garrett

Jim Garrett

Membership Coordinator

In addition to growing grapes and making good wine, he has for almost ten years overseen the database and procedures for expanding our membership.

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