Allied Grape Growers (AGG) has named Pam Bond as its North Coast operations support, effective Dec. 1. In her new role, she will work closely with AGG’s North Coast regional manager and grower relations representative, providing administrative support around contract negotiations as well as field support for grower relations. Bond worked with AGG through the 2021 harvest as a seasonal employee before accepting this full-time position.
“We are very excited to expand our North Coast staff with someone of such rich experience and reputation,” AGG President Jeff Bitter said. “Pam brings a delightful spirit and work ethic to AGG, and she will serve our growers and grape buyers well. Her experience in all aspects of administration and operations, from vineyards to winery, will be an asset for our rapidly growing North Coast business.”
Bond comes to AGG with extensive experience and connections in the industry, specifically with coordinating successful vineyard management strategies and initiatives with growers designed to increase quality and revenue. She previously worked for Swanson Vineyards and Winery in Oakville as director of vineyard and estate operations from 2010 to 2020 and as assistant vineyard manager from 2002 to 2010. During her time with Swanson, she served in management positions; handled grower relations; was responsible for all aspects of grape purchases, sales and communication; and worked on pest and disease identification and control.
Bond was a member of the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s PD/GWSS Board from 2012 to 2020, including a one-year term as board chair. She holds an associate degree in viticulture from Napa Valley College.
“I am delighted to become a member of Allied Grape Grower’s excellent team,” Bond said. “I look forward to contributing in their service to, and collaboration with, North Coast growers and wineries, working together and weaving the ongoing story of beautiful wines.”