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Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance tab Fridell to lead board

SQUIRE FRIDELL was elected president of the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance board. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

SQUIRE FRIDELL was elected president of the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance board. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

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Squire Fridell, of GlenLyon Vineyards and Winery, has been elected board president of the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance (SVVGA) nonprofit trade association representing more than 100 wineries and 140 grape growers.

“I’m excited to be the president of the SVVGA board. We have a great board in place and a committed membership and staff. As a team, we cover a cross-section of growers, vintners and different aspects of our business and look forward to a very exciting year in 2014” Fridell said.

Other board officers elected include Danny Fay of Envolve Winery as vice president; Cathleen Gorham of Rabobank as treasurer and Becky Jenkins of Madrone Vineyard Management as secretary.

New 2014 board directors are Gary Buffo of Pure Luxury Transportation, Richard Idell of Idell Family Vineyards, Jon Parker of Highway 12 Vineyards and Winery, Alan Ross of Ross Vineyard, and Dan Zepponi of Valley of the Moon Winery.

The rest of the 2014 SVVGA board includes Eva Bertran, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards; Rick Corcoran, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa; Phil Coturri, Enterprise Vineyards; Bill Hooper, Kenwood Investments and Mike Pucci, Sangiacomo Family Vineyards.