The Lodi Winegrape Commission’s Board is comprised of nine volunteer Commissioners and an additional nine Alternates. The Board supports the Commission’s mission statement:

“To empower all Lodi Crush District 11 winegrowers and serve their common interests to enhance the profitability of winegrape production through promotion, research, and education.”


We’d like to thank exiting Board member Bruce Fry of Mohr-Fry Ranches, pictured above with his family, for eight concurrent years of service to the Lodi Winegrape Commission Board (2014-2022). It takes a lot of dedication to actively serve on the Board and we are very grateful for the generosity of your time and leadership. Among many other achievements – such as acting as the Interim Executive Director and assisting with LODI RULES improvements – Bruce can be credited with initiating the Lodi Winegrape Commission Annual Meetings we’ve enjoyed since 2019.

Please join us in welcoming the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s 2022-2023 Board of Commissioners & Alternates.


Phil Abba
Jason Eells
Curt Gillespie
Joan Kautz
Matt Lauchland
Tom Murphy
Diego Olagaray
Aaron Shinn
Jacylyn Stokes



Scott Armolea
Dirk Heuvel
Joe Larranaga
Colton Machado
Todd Maley
Art Prudhel
Garret Schaefer
Mitch Spaletta
Brandon Sywassink

Lodi growers who would like to be more involved with Lodi Winegrape Commission activities can contact Stuart Spencer, Executive Director, by phone 209.367.4727 or email stuart@lodiwine.com. It takes a lot of volunteers to keep rising the tide!

Check out our upcoming Lodi Winegrape Commission Board and Committee meetings, open to all, here:  lodigrowers.com/commission/agendas-minutes/.

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For more information on the wines of Lodi, visit the Lodi Winegrape Commission’s consumer website, lodiwine.com.

For more information on the LODI RULES Sustainable Winegrowing Program, visit lodigrowers.com/standards or lodirules.org.