Vines & Wines Members Reelect Teri Bath, Adrian Dyette to Board; Board Seeks to Fill Additional Openings
Amidst a potluck spread and an assortment of Nevada-made wines, the members of Nevada Vines & Wines voted on Wednesday to retain Teri Bath as president of the board of directors. Adrian Dyette was also reelected, and a new board member was approved by a show of hands.
Candidate Craig DeGiovanni addressed the group, joking that although he has a very small vineyard (three vines), he wants to help promote Nevada’s up-and-coming wine community. DeGiovanni says he intends to plant more vines at his Sparks residence. Story continues below…
Dyette and Bath were the only two board members up for reelection in 2019. Vines & Wines is seeking additional board candidates, after several members resigned following this summer’s annual Vineyard Tour.
The departing members are the core of a new organization with a tighter focus on growing grapes and and the craft of winemaking. The new group, Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers, will launch formal meetings early in 2020, according to conversations with Grape Basin News.
The founders of the new organization, which include Dyette, have remained in Nevada Vines & Wines as Ambassadors, a membership tier with higher dues, more member privileges, and an expectation of greater service to the organization.
In addition to Bath and Dyette, the Nevada Vines & Wines veteran board members are Kathy Halbardier and Lynne Keller, with a member-at-large serving as secretary, Annie Rodewald. Board candidates are elected on a staggered basis.