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Mark ChandlerExecutive Director, Lodi Winegrape Commission, Lodi, CA

Mark Chandler is a 7th generation Californian with a passion for making wine a greater part of American culture. He holds a degree in Agricultural Business from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.

Chandler’s 30 year wine industry career includes winemaking, marketing and winery management. He has been Executive Director of the Lodi Woodbridge Winegrape Commission since 1991. In the last 15 years the commission has helped increase the number of wineries in Lodi from 8 to over 80 today. For his efforts Chandler was recently named Sunset Magazine’s “Wine Professional of the Year.”

Chandler is past president of the Society of Wine Educators. He is a well known wine judge, a frequent speaker at wine venues around the country, and is a winegrower in the Lodi appellation.

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