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Pine Ridge founder retires, consults.

Gary Andrus has retired from the positions of CEO and executive winemaker of California’s Pine Ridge Winery and Oregon’s Archery Summit Winery. Andrus will remain as a consultant to both wineries. Ian M. Cumming, chairman of Leucadia National Corporation, will serve as interim CEO of Pine Ridge. Gary and Nancy Andrus founded Pine Ridge Winery in 1978. Archery Summit was launched in 1993.

Kendall-Jackson assigns Bartlett, Morris.

Most recently VP, sales for the southeast division of K-J, Michael Bartlett has taken charge of International Sales and will lead K-J operations in Europe. Bartlett is based in London and replaces Mike Dane. John Morris has moved to International Trading Analyst after joining K-J a year ago to help with the transition to new business software systems.

Napa’s Beringer Blass Wine Estates promotes Ron Schrieve.

Currently winemaker, Schrieve is now vice president, winemaking of Beringer Blass’ Premium Wine Division. Schrieve will continue his duties as winemaker and also will assume responsibility for all premium winemaking operations at the company’s Meridian, Asti and Beringer wineries.

New board members elected to CAWG.

The new California Association of Winegrape Growers officers and at-large directors for 2001-2002 include chairman–Stephen Schafer, Schafer Ranch, Madera; vice chairmen–Ben Drake, Drake Enterprises, Temecula and Steve Quashnick, Lodi; secretary–Rodney Schatz, R&G Schatz Farms, Lodi; treasurer– Steve McIntyre, Monterey Pacific, Inc., Soledad; district 1–W. Andrew Beckstoffer, St. Helena; and district 3–Bruce Fry, Lodi. Appointed for one-year terms as at-large directors are Barry Bedwell, Joseph Ciatti Co.; Roger Bowley, Ag Credit of California; Nat DiBuduo, Allied Grape Growers; Patrick Gleeson, American Vineyard Foundation; and Bill Turrentine, Turrentine Wine Brokerage.

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