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.
P.O. Box 840256
St. Augustine, FL 32080
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 386-698-1074 and
Dan Doran – E-mail: email@example.com 386-937-2536
Commercial Winery Owner
David DaCasto – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 386-659-1707
Dennis Gray, University of Floirda – E-mail: email@example.com
Violeta Colova, Florida A & M University – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hobbyist Grapevine Grower
Max Elliott – E-mail: email@example.com 386-749-4031
Don Johnson – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 863-420-4458
Putnam Chapter President
Robert Thropp – E-mail: email@example.com 386-467-9305
Highlands Chapter President
Kathy Giller – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 863-382-4706
Secretary & Director of Communications352-428-7269