President, WineAmerica, New York, NY
Jim Trezise is President of WineAmerica, the National Organization of American Wineries based in Washington, DC, and President of the International Riesling Foundation. He also founded and served as President of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation for 35 years.
WineAmerica focuses on public policy to protect and enhance the business climate for the American wine industry. The International Riesling Foundation’s mission is to promote Riesling as the world’s most noble white wine due to its versatility, reflection of terroir, and food-friendliness.
Jim is on the Boards of many other wine organizations, judges in wine competitions around the world, and has received numerous national awards for his contributions to the American wine industry. He lives and works in New York’s fabulous Finger Lakes region, home of some of the world’s greatest Rieslings.