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12  /  the tasting panel  /  august 2017 INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT Dutton-Goldfield's New President D utton-Goldfield Winery has named Peter Heyworth to the new position of President. The role was created to establish and imple- ment new marketing and sales strategies at the family-owned and -operated Russian River Valley wine producer. Heyworth has more than 25 years of experience in interna- tional wine and spirits sales and marketing, including upper- management positions at Diageo, Allied Domecq, Vincor, Fosters and Independent Distillers. "It's an honor to join Dan Goldfield, Steve Dutton and the rest of their incredible team," says Heyworth. "I have long been a fan of their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. To me their wines embody the pure, classic, balanced side of the Russian River Valley AVA." PHOTO COURTESY OF SCHEID FAMILY WINES Scheid Family Wines Opts for Wind Power S cheid Family Wines is erecting a huge wind turbine four miles south of the of the of town of Greenfield of Greenfield of in Monterey County, Monterey County, Monterey CA. The windmill, scheduled to go into operation at the end of August, of August, of stands tall above the local countryside, with blades that reach to 396 feet. It will generate 100 percent of the of the of power needed to run the winery and winery and winery bottling operations. "We have always been committed to sustainability," says President and CEO Scott Scheid. "All 4,000 acres of our of our of estate vineyards in Monterey County Monterey County Monterey are officially certified officially certified officially by the by the by California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. One hundred percent of our of our of wastewater is recycled, and all our grape must is composted and spread as nutrition in the vineyards. We use 100 percent drip irrigation and low-impact farming methods. We even have more than 250 owl owl boxes boxes to to control control rodent rodent populations populations naturally. Installing this wind turbine is yet another facet of our of our of desire to preserve the environment." The turbine, which can be seen for miles, is big enough to supply all supply all supply of the of the of winery's electricity needs, electricity needs, electricity plus power 125 homes with renewable power—the perfect power source for the inexhaustible winds of the of the of Salinas Valley. For the local conditions, turbines are more effective than solar, since they generate they generate they electricity at night, don't lose efficiency due efficiency due efficiency to dust and don't use valuable agricultural land or create the maintenance issues rooftop installations create. Peter Heyworth, President of Dutton-Goldfield Winery. PHOTO COURTESY OF DUTTON-GOLDFIELD WINERY

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