The California Association of Winegrape Growers has named the Ledbetter family, owners of Vino Farms, as its 22014 grower of the year.
The award will be presented at the association's Annual Meeting and Awards of Excellence Program, July 23, in Carmel Valley, Calif., according to a news release.
Vino Farms, Lodi, a vineyard-management business that farms 15,000 acres of winegrapes, is the third recipient of CAWG's Grower of the Year Award.
The honor recognizes an individual, family or company that represents an outstanding example of excellence in viticulture and management and is recognized by others for innovation and industry leadership.
The family operation is led by John Ledbetter, Jim Ledbetter, Kim Ledbetter-Bronson, Craig Ledbetter, Marissa Ledbetter and Megan Ledbetter.