Hank Wetzel, Founder and Family Partner of Alexander Valley Vineyards in Healdsburg, was elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The election was held at the Wine Institute’s 85th Annual Meeting of Members in Calistoga. Other board officers elected were John Sutton of The Wine Group in Livermore, First Vice Chairman; Suzanne Groth of Groth Vineyards & Winery in Oakville, Second Vice Chairman; Rick Tigner of Jackson Family Wines in Santa Rosa, Treasurer; and Randall Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards in Acampo, Secretary. Bobby Koch is President and CEO of the Wine Institute. The Wine Institute is a public policy advocacy association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses, which works at the state, national and international levels to support California wineries. The board elects the chairman and officers on an annual basis.