ATLANTA — Five Georgia wine producers have been appointed to serve on the Georgia Wine and Grape Commission.
North Georgia Region – Eric Seifarth, Towns County
Central Georgia Region – Simone Bergese, Barrow County
South Georgia Region – Gary Paulk, Irwin County
Appointed as at large members – Gary Engal, Gilmer County and Eric Miller, White County.
Engal and Bergese will serve terms of three years and the other appointees will serve terms of two years. Following their terms, these individuals will be eligible to be reappointed.
The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Wine and Grapes was established by the Georgia General Assembly in 2020 at the request of the Georgia wine industry. The Georgia Wine and Grape Commission can implement a marketing order which will allow for collection of assessment from producers upon approval of the growers. Funds collected must be used for research education and promotion of the commodity.
For more information please contact Andy Harrison:
Manager, Commodity Commissions
Georgia Department of Agriculture
–Georgia Department of Agriculture