Spofford Station owner elected to growers' board


Spofford Station Vineyards owner Lynne Chamberlain has been elected to the 2014 board of directors for the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers.

Chamberlain was elected alongside Todd Newhouse of Upland Vineyards in Outlook and Mike Means of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates of Paterson to serve three-year terms on the nine-member board. The elections came during the association’s annual meeting and convention Feb. 5-7 in Kennewick.

The voting membership of the association includes wineries and grape growers.

Other board members are Patrick Rawn of Two Mountain Winery in Zillah; Ken Lewis of Trail View Farm in Prosser; Leif Olsen of Olsen Vineyards in Prosser; Julia Kock of Klipsun Vineyards in Roosevelt; Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards in Benton City; and Jason Schlagel of Milbrandt Vineyards/Wahluke Wine Company in Mattawa.

Newhouse, who will serve as chairman, recognized retiring board member Kevin Corliss, vice president of vineyards for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, for his 11 years of service on the board.


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