Staff

 Stuart Spencer
Executive Director

(209) 367-4727
stuart@lodiwine.com

Stuart was appointed Executive Director of the Lodi Winegrape Commission in 2018.  Prior to that, he worked as the Commission’s Program Manager since 1999. Over the years, Stuart has been involved in many of the Commission’s marketing, education, and research activities which have focused on raising public awareness about Lodi grapes and wines. Stuart is actively involved in the Commission’s consumer and trade marketing events including ZinFest and Lodi Wine & Chocolate. He has developed many of the Commission’s promotional materials including websites, ad campaigns, and public relations, including the LoCA marketing campaign. As Stuart is also the proprietor of St. Amant Winery, he is the Commission’s onsite industry expert and is a regular spokesperson on all things Lodi.

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 Jeremy BoweJeremy Bowe
Lodi Wine and Visitor Center Manager & LoCA Wine Club Coordinator

(209) 365-0621
jeremy@lodiwine.com

Jeremy, who has worked for the Commission since 2009, manages the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center located on the beautiful Wine & Roses property. The Center offers wine tastings with a focus on promoting public awareness and appreciation for the uniqueness of Lodi grapes and wine. The Wine & Visitor Center staff provides guests with a memorable experience and directs them to local tasting rooms to further explore Lodi wine country. We are always looking to expand the selection of Lodi wines featured at the Visitor Center. Jeremy works with the public to organize a number of special events including private tastings and educational seminars. He also manages the 650-member LoCA Wine Club, which showcases premium Lodi wines.

Contact Jeremy with inquiries regarding:

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Sherri CascadenSherri Cascaden
Event Manager

(209) 367-4727
sherri@lodiwine.com

Sherri coordinates the planning and management of the Commission’s many Lodi wine events including ZinFest, Lodi Wine & Chocolate, and the Lodi Road Trip.  She has years of experience giving the public a fun and enjoyable experience with Lodi wine, as she started with the Commission in 2005.

Contact Sherri with inquiries regarding:

  • ZinFest
  • Lodi Wine & Chocolate
  • Lodi Wine Country and other Commission-sponsored wine events
  • Winery directional signage
  • Winery Roadshows events
  • Lodi winery weekly email

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Stephanie Bolton, PhDimg_4001
Grower Communications & Sustainable Winegrowing Director

(209) 367-4727
stephanie@lodiwine.com

Dr. Stephanie Bolton joined the Lodi Winegrape Commission in 2016, after earning a doctoral degree in Plant Pathology with a focus on grapes & wine. She has extensive experience in the wine industry, including educational program development and communications with growers, wineries, and consumers.  At the Commission, Stephanie works closely with LWC staff and committee members to lead efforts and direct programming in research, education, grower communications, and sustainability under the rigorous LODI RULES program.  She is the LWC’s main liaison for the grower community and is dedicated to actively supporting their ever-changing needs for a progressive, successful future.

Contact Stephanie with questions regarding:

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Bob Highfill
Marketing & Communications Manager

(209) 367-4727
bob@lodiwine.com

Bob joined the Commission in 2017 and he works to accomplish one of the Commission’s major objectives: Promoting awareness of the Lodi region among consumers and members of the press through innovative social media platforms as well as traditional marketing and advertising.  Bob knows many people in the Lodi winegrape industry and he has begun writing “Bob’s Blog” to highlight some of their stories on lodiwine.com.

Contact Bob with inquiries regarding:

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Kim Cassetta

Accounting Manager

(209) 367-4727
kim@lodiwine.com

Kim meticulously coordinates the accounting functions for the Commission.  She is responsible for maintaining financial, legal, and personnel records for the organization and processes all payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions.  She also assists with an annual organizational audit and prepares budget summaries for the LWC Board and its Committees.

Contact Kim with inquiries regarding:

  • Accounts payable and receivable (invoices, etc.)
  • Assessments
  • Contribuitions

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Christina Soto

Administrative Assistant

(209) 367-4727
lwwc@lodiwine.com

Christina Soto provides essential support for the Commission’s wine events, marketing efforts, communications, and meetings, while also giving general administrative assistance to the Commission’s other staff members.

Contact Christina with inquiries regarding:

  • Meeting and event RSVP
  • Updating grower contact information
  • Wine event ticket orders
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • General Commission related questions
  • LoCA smartphone app
Event Calendar
  1. LODI RULES COMM. MEETING

    June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. REC COMM. MEETING

    June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm