RAY CHADWICK of DIAGEO CHATEAU & ESTATE WINES
has been elected Wine Institute Chairman for the 2OO9 to 2O1O fiscal year at Wine Institute’s 75th Commemorative Annual Meeting of Members. Also elected were TOM KLEIN of Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg First Vice Chairman; DAVID KENT of the Wine Group headquartered in San Francisco, Second Vice Chairman; KATHLEEN HEITZ MYERS of Heitz Wine Cellars in St. Helena, Treasurer; and JOSÉ FERNÁNDEZ of Constellation Wines US, Secretary. Chadwick has been Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines’ President and CEO since 2001. On July 1 he became a member of the Board of Directors for DC&E. During his tenure, he oversaw the company’s wines from around the world, including the California brands of Acacia Vineyard, Beaulieu Vineyard, Blossom Hill Winery, Chalone Vineyards, Edna Valley Vineyard, Moon Mountain Vineyard, Provenance Vineyard, Rosenblum Cellars and Sterling Vineyards. Chadwick also serves on the board of the Napa Valley Vintners.