Judd Wallenbrock joins Lake County winery after leaving C. Mondavi

Judd Wallenbrock, who earlier this year left his role as president and CEO of C. Mondavi & Family, the family winery that operates Charles Krug, the oldest winery in Napa Valley, has joined a winery in the Lake County.

Wallenbrock said in a LinkedIn post that he would serve as general manager of Boatique Wines.

The winery is located in the Red Hills area and opened its tasting room in 2015, with a large complex and events center that also houses vintage boats. The place also offers a panoramic view of the nearby mountains.

“As I was hanging up my board shingle, a wonderful opportunity knocked at the door and I am thrilled to announce that I will be serving as CEO of the amazing Boatique Wines in Lake County,” wrote Wallenbrock in his message.

Chalk Hill Estate celebrates its 50th anniversary

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards in Healdsburg will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its signature summer event, the White Party, on August 6.

The winery, owned by Foley Family Wines, will host the party which will feature its new 2020 Chardonnays which will soon be available on the market.

The cost is $125 per person for wine club members and $200 per person for guests. For more information, visit bit.ly/39zis0h.

Silverado Farming has a new winemaker

Sam Mills is the new research grape grower for Silverado Farming Company.

She has worked at Silverado for a year on the viticulture team, previously as a soil health specialist, the Napa Valley-based company said. Mills has worked in the wine industry for the past 12 years.

She began her viticultural journey studying at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, College of Agriculture, and she earned her Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with a concentration in Wine and Viticulture.

The North Bay Business Journal contributed to this article. Compiled by Bill Swindell. Submit articles to [email protected]

Elisha A. Tilghman