The Florida Grape Growers Association (FGGA) was established in 1923 to serve farmers and hobbyists interested in growing grapes in Florida. Organized as a nonprofit corporation, the FGGA was instrumental in sponsoring research to develop grape varieties adapted to Florida’s conditions.

The association continues to sponsor research, and also works collectively with a variety of entities to develop awareness about Florida wine and the unique qualities and health benefits of Florida grapes.  It provides extensive information to those interested in making wine, growing Florida grapes, and producing grape products.

The Florida Wine and Grape Growers Association (re-named in 2015) provides members with access to university research, information on how to make wine and grow grapes, marketing ideas, competition opportunities, and much more.  This website provides a means for interaction and resource sharing among members.

Mailing Address:
FWGGA, Inc.
P.O. Box 840256
St. Augustine, FL  32080

Address for Package delivery:
FWGGA, Inc.
138 Seagrove Main St.
St. Augustine, FL  32080
904-471-1063
admin@fgga.org

admin@fgga.org

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John R. Newbold, III

John R. Newbold, III

President

386-698-1074 (work)

E-mail: forestgroves@windstream.net

Term Expiration: January 2020

John Hutchinson

John Hutchinson

Vice-President

321-303-6486 (work)

E-mail: JHutch2145@gmail.com

Term Expiration: January 2020

 

Mandi Enix

Mandi Enix

Treasurer

352-394-8627 (work)

E-mail: menix@lakeridgewinery.com

Term Expiration: January 2019

 

Sue Elliott

Sue Elliott

Secretary

386-749-4031

E-mail: sgcourtney@att.net

Term Expiration: January 2019

Lou Kavouras

Lou Kavouras

Director of Communications

352-428-7269

E-mail: fggacommunications@gmail.com

Term Expiration: January 2020

Dr. Peterson

Dr. Peterson

Director of Education

E-mail: drjohncp@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-273-4519

Term Expriation: January 2020

Max Elliott

Max Elliott

Director of Member Services

386-749-4031 (work)

E-mail: drmax@bellsouth.net

Term Expiration: January 2018

FLORIDA GRAPE GROWERS ASSOCIATION
EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD

The purpose of this board is to present recommendations to the Board of Directors for the betterment of the Florida Wine and Grape Growers Association (FWGGA) in the promotion of its charter and for the purpose of giving proper balance to the various segments of the industry. Executive Advisory Board members are members of the FWGGA in good standing and are appointed by the Board of Directors.

 

Commercial Vineyard Owner/Operator
John Newbold – E-mail: johnnewbold@windstream.net 386-698-1074 and
Dan Doran – E-mail: jddoran@windstream.net 386-937-2536

Commercial Winery Owner
David DaCasto – E-mail: ddacasto@windstream.net 386-659-1707

University Representatives
Dennis Gray, University of Floirda – E-mail: djg@ufl.edu
Violeta Colova, Florida A & M University – E-mail: violetka.colova@famu.edu

Hobbyist Grapevine Grower
Max Elliott – E-mail: drmax@bellsouth.net 386-749-4031

Hobbyist Winemaker
Don Johnson – E-mail: johnson5795@tampabay.rr.com 863-420-4458

Putnam Chapter President
Robert Thropp – E-mail: logcabinwine@bellsouth.net 386-467-9305

Highlands Chapter President
Kathy Giller – E-mail: kathy@grapesofkath.com 863-382-4706