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Viticulture briefs

Viticulture manager Tom Gore has been named the 2013 Outstanding Young Person in Agribusiness by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.

Gore is Constellation Brand’s director of vineyards for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. He is responsible for farming 1,400 acres on 12 properties for Simi, Clos Du Bois, Ravenswood and The Dreaming Tree wineries.

Born and raised in Alexander Valley, Gore graduated from Santa Rosa High and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He has worked in vineyard management since 1998.

He sits on the boards of the United Wine Growers and the Alexander Valley Wine Growers. He recently joined the Healdsburg FFA Boosters and is working with Healdsburg High School on the development of their Farm to Table program.

The 2013 Harvest Fair will be held Oct. 4-6 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Klick named Outstanding Young Farmer

Tyler Klick, who stomped his first grapes at his family’s Lake County vineyard when he was just six years old, has been given the 2013 Outstanding Young Farmer Award by the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.

After studying viticulture and enology at UC Davis, and completing an internship at Kendall-Jackson Winery, Klick went to work full-time for Redwood Empire Vineyard Management in 2000. He worked his way up to viticulturalist and then became a co-owner in 2006.

Now, Klick oversees all traditional and specialty viticulture for REVM and is involved in creek restoration projects.

“Sonoma County is a special place to live and visit,” Tyler said in a statement. “Agriculture is an important part of the fabric that makes Sonoma County unique. I feel fortunate to have found my passion in viticulture and have a diverse area to work in.”

Applications accepted for inaugural Wine Industry Awards

The North Bay Business Journal is accepting applications for its inaugural 2013 Wine Industry Awards. Winners will be recognized at a celebration in December.

Awards will be given for winery CEO, CFO, CMO and CIO, vineyard manager, winemaker and winery production manager. Suppliers also will be recognized in the categories of glass, cork and barrel suppliers, label printers, grapevine nurseries, vineyard management companies and trucking companies, along with other categories.

Nominations will be accepted until Oct. 4. For more information visit www.northbaybusinessjournal.com.

Compiled by Cathy Bussewitz. Submit items to cathy.bussewitz@pressdemocrat.com.

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