About CCWA

The Cold Climate Wine Alliance is a new nonprofit organization registered in Minnesota. Its mission is to extend the production of grapes and wine into the world’s cold and cool climates by means of:

• Increasing market awareness and promotion of cold climate wines and providing consumer education about their unique qualities;

• Bringing together researchers, grape growers, and winemakers every three years at the VitiNord conference to share knowledge, techniques, and experiences of cold climate viticulture and winemaking.

Board members

– Tom Plocher, Plocher-Vines LLC, Hugo, Minnesota USA

– Gaëlle Dubé, Agronomist, Québec, Canada

– Richard Carey, Winemaker and Consultant, Tamanend Wine Inc., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

– Patric Matysiewski, Winemaker and Co-founder, Sauvage Spectrum Winery, Palisade, Colorado, USA

– Max McFarland, Owner, Mac’s Creek Winery, Lexington, Nebraska USA