Published: Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 5:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 7:16 p.m.
Drop-off set up for pesticide containers
Grape growers, wineries, nursery staff, pest control operators and others may recycle plastic pesticide containers Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3
County staff will accept plastic containers in sizes ranging from 1
Organizers will not accept plastic tubing, sulfur bags, PVC pipe or containers that held motor oil.
A pesticide container rinse certification form is required. Download the form at www.sonomawinegrape.org/november-vineyard-recycling-events
For more information call Pete Albers at 707-565-2371.
Miller named director of wine at Jordan
Jordan Vineyard & Winery has appointed Greg Miller to the position of director of wine. Miller brings more than 15 years of experience in wine service, education, viticulture and both classic and contemporary winemaking to the newly created position, having most recently worked in viticulture and wine education at Quintessa in Napa Valley.
As director of wine, Miller will have a number of roles at Jordan, from working in the vineyards, cellars and dining room to representing Jordan wines at events around the country. He replaces Ronald Du Preez, former Jordan director of education and assistant winemaker.
“I am fortunate to have this opportunity to work alongside Rob Davis and his winemaking team . . . I am thrilled to now be contributing to their ongoing success,” Miller said in a statement.
Growers hire government relations director
The California Association of Winegrape Growers has hired Brenda Coleman as its new director of government relations.
“Brenda is well regarded in Sacramento and known for her leadership on climate change, energy and environmental legislation and regulatory issues,” said John Aguirre, CAWG president.
Coleman joins CAWG after working nearly three years as a policy advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, where she led advocacy efforts on behalf of the association’s more than 13,000 member businesses. Before working with the chamber, Coleman worked as a legislative consultant with a boutique lobbying firm and as legislative director of the California Restaurant Association.
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