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Spring Mountain District Association announces new Board

Submitted By: Julie Ann Kodmur, June 06, 2018
Spring Mountain District Association Executive Director Tom Ferrell has announced a new slate of Board officers whose terms will run for two years as of May, 2018.

They are: President Sheldon Richards, Vice President Sarah McCrea, Treasurer Bill Wiebalk, Secretary Julie Ann Kodmur, At-Large Bradley Wasserman.

Sheldon Richards is the Proprietor & Winemaker, Paloma Vineyard. Sarah McCrea is the President, Stony Hill Vineyard. Bill Wiebalk is the General Manager, Schweiger Vineyards. Julie Ann Kodmur is the publicist for Smith-Madrone Winery. Bradley Wasserman is the Senior Estate Manager, Lokoya Estate.

“I am happy to be back on the board and to continue the task of raising awareness of Spring Mountain’s stunning beauty and great wines,” explains Sheldon Richards.

The Spring Mountain District Association, based in St. Helena, has 30 members who are either vineyards or wineries or both, all located in the Appellation. They are:
Atchley Vineyard
Barnett Vineyards
Behrens Family Vineyard
Bekker / Eeden Vineyard
Cain Vineyard & Winery
Castellucci Napa Valley
Crowley Vineyard
Fantesca Estate & Winery
Frias Family Vineyards
Hollywood & Vine
Juslyn Vineyards
Keenan Winery
Luscher-Ballard Vineyard
Marston Family Vineyard
Paloma Vineyard
Peacock Family Vineyard
Petewill Farms
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Ritchie Creek Winery
School House Vineyard
Schweiger Vineyards
Sherwin Family Vineyards
Smith Madrone
Spring Mountain Vineyard
Stony Hill Vineyard
Terra Valentine
Vineyard 3646
Vineyard 7 & 8.

Upcoming for the Spring Mountain District Association will be a consumer tasting at The Presidio Golden Gate Club in San Francisco on November 18, 2018. Details will be available at later this summer.

With a strong identity formed over one and one half centuries, the Spring Mountain District appellation became an official AVA in 1993. The region is known for its lush vegetation, redwood groves, picturesque, steeply sloped vineyard blocks and family wineries hidden from view among dark forests and steep winding roads. Its vineyards range from small to smaller, often hand-tilled on terraces and sloping meadows. Its varied terrain includes a wide variety of soil types and exposures which is the source of the diversity of its wines.

Farming on Spring Mountain is not easy, and the district has attracted strong and passionate winegrowers. From these viticultural challenges come a proliferation of unique wines. Within this diversity the wines have some common characteristics. Spring Mountain red wines are known for their intense color, bright fruit aromas, and surprisingly soft flavors, whites for their acidity, balance, and long life in the bottle.

There are currently about 30 vineyards and wineries, encompassing 8,600 acres of mountain wilderness, of which about 1,000 are planted to vineyards.
More information at or Tom Ferrell, 707/287-6127, or Julie Ann Kodmur, 707/963-9632,