Todd Newhouse of Outlook, Washington, has been elected chairman of the Winegrape Growers of America.
The other officers elected in June were Peter Martini of New York as Vice Chairman and Dave Barber of the Atlantic Seaboard as Secretary/Treasurer.
Newhouse, owner of Upland Vineyards, also serves as the Board Chair for the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers and as a member of the Good Fruit Grower advisory board.
Martini is the Vineyard Manager for Anthony Road Wine Company and Barber is a wine educator and certified wine judge who serves as the Secretary and Competition Chairman for the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association.
Since 1978 Winegrape Growers of America has represented the national wine grape growing industry based on the power of unity, cooperation, and efficiency.
WGA operates as the national lobbying arm of the domestic wine grape industry and provides a forum for communication and exchange of information among member states.