<h3>Mike Benziger</h3> Co-founder and winemaker &nbsp; Benziger Family Winery &nbsp; 1883
London Ranch Rd. &nbsp; Glen Ellen 95442 &nbsp; 888-490-2739 &nbsp; www.benziger.com
&nbsp; Sales and marketing: Chris Benziger
Mike Benziger is co-founder of Benziger Family Winery and serves as winemaker.
He purchased the family ranch on the eastern side of Sonoma Mountain in
1980. He?s at the forefront of biodynamic farming and environmentally responsible
winegrowing for the winery?s 240,000 cases made annually.
<h3>Bruce Cakebread</h3> President and chief operating officer &nbsp; Cakebread Cellars &nbsp;
8300 St. Helena Hwy. &nbsp; Rutherford 94573 &nbsp; 707-963-5222 &nbsp; www.cakebread.com &nbsp; Finance: Josef Wally &nbsp;
Sales and marketing: Dennis Cakebread &nbsp; Winemaking: Julianne Laks
Bruce Cakebread is president and chief operating officer of Cakebread Cellars,
which produces 95,000 cases a year. He rose to the position in 2002 after
serving as winemaker since 1979. His father, Jack, started the winery in
<h3>Don and Rhonda Carano</h3>Proprietors &nbsp; Ferrari-Carano Vineyards &amp; Winery &nbsp; P.O. Box 1549 &nbsp;
Healdsburg 95448 &nbsp; www.ferrari-carano.com &nbsp; Winemaking: Aaron Piotter and Sarah Quider &nbsp;
Sales and marketing: Stephen Meisner
Nevada transplants Don and Rhonda Carano purchased 90 acres of vines in
Dry Creek Valley in the 1970s and built a winery that produces an estimated
200,000 cases a year.
<h3>Dennis Carroll</h3>President &nbsp; Purple Wine Co. &nbsp; P.O. Box 390 &nbsp;
Graton 95444 &nbsp; 707-938-9229 &nbsp; www.purplewine.com &nbsp; Proprietor and CEO: Derek Benham &nbsp;
Finance: Robin Nehasil &nbsp; Marketing: Susan Durbrow &nbsp; Sales: Ron Janowczyk &nbsp;
Winemaking: Alex Close
Dennis Carroll runs day-to-day operations for the 220,000-case-per-year
company started in 2002 by Blackstone creator Derek Benham. Purple Wine?s
brands are Avalon, Mark West Winery, Rock Rabbit and Blue Jean.
<h3> Tony Cartlidge</h3> President &nbsp; Cartlidge &amp; Browne Winery &nbsp;
205 Jim Oswald Way, Suite B &nbsp;
American Canyon 94503 &nbsp;
Finance: Steve McKeon &nbsp;
Sales and marketing: Robert Babbe &nbsp;
Winemaking: Paul Moser
Tony Cartlidge and former securities trading firm managing partner Glenn
Browne started the wine company in 1980. It expanded to a 100,000-square-foot
facility in American Canyon and opened a tasting room there in 2004. It
produces more than 210,000 cases a year of the namesake brand plus Rabid
Red, Manzanita Canyon and Stratford.
<h3> Roy Cecchetti</h3> President &nbsp; Langtry Estate &amp; Vineyards &nbsp;
P.O. Box 1146 &nbsp;
Groundwater management workshops:
Wednesday, March 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 1st St. W., Sonoma Santa Rosa Plain Wednesday, March 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa Petaluma Valley
Thursday, March 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma
More information: sonomacountygroundwater.org