Doug McIlroy presented 2012 Viticulture Award of Excellence
June 15, 2012, Santa Rosa, Calif. – Doug McIlroy, Rodney Strong Vineyards received the 2012 Viticulture Award of Excellence from the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission (SCWC) at the group’s annual barbecue on June 15. SCWC annually presents the Viticulture Award of Excellence to recognize individuals or families who have made significant contributions to SCWC, to Sonoma County viticulture, and the greater wine and local communities.
Doug McIlroy grew up in Sonoma County agriculture. Doug has worked, owned and operated Aquarius Ranch Associates at 8410 Westside Road in Healdsburg over the last 40 years, growing for a number of wineries including Davis Bynum, De Loach, Gary Farrell, La Crema, Rochiolli, and Rodney Strong. Doug has a B.S. in Plant Science and a B.A. in Economics from US Davis. He has worked as grower relations representative for Fetzer Vineyards, Kendall Jackson Winery and currently is the Director of Winegrowing for Rodney Strong Vineyards.