MILES OF VIEWS
The Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (AVWA) is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization established in 2005 to support and promote Anderson Valley as a world-class, wine producing and wine grape growing region specializing in producing award-winning cool climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, sparkling, and Alsatian wines that showcase the unique terroir and climate of our wine region. Our members are dedicated to protecting our environment so that our natural resources and farmlands are preserved for future generations.
The Association includes winery members, growers and associate businesses or individuals. The Association produces festivals and wine country events; provides information to consumers and media; markets the Anderson Valley wine region; promotes affiliate businesses supporting wine tourism; and advocates for the promotion and protection of the Anderson Valley wine and grape industry.
Meet The Team
Courtney was bitten by the wine bug in college. She arrived sight unseen in Anderson Valley in 2017 after leaving a career in the financial services industry in Boston and accepting a wine business internship with Foursight Wines. Working for a growers association was the career direction she intended to pursue and she performed a marketing and sales role with the small family winery until she began with the AVWA in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and photography and has offered many of her images to the association to help share the story of this unique wine region. Her most memorable wine experience is a 1947 Chateau d’Yquem and a 1978 Ridge Montebello.
Dera (Dee) Keith
Member Relations & Events Coordinator
California Native, born in San Diego who’s spent the last ten years exploring various regions of this beautiful state. Dee once lived on the Central Coast and worked at a tasting room in Carmel Valley, which was her introduction to wine regions, types of aging processes, and many different varietals- sparking her love for all things wine. Dee moved her way up to Mendocino County from the Bay Area in 2018 to work at the Flow Cannabis Institute, where she learned about the terrain, growing conditions, and the regions best suited for cannabis cultivars, which in many ways are very similar to wine regions. She has a love for all things sustainable and delicious- like a nice, chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, her favorite! Dee is very excited to be in this position and to support Anderson Valley Winegrowers.