The Maryland Wineries Association Board of Directors has elected new officers to lead the organization through 2021.
President: Judy Crow, Crow Vineyards – Kennedyville, Kent Co.
Vice President: Adam Fizyta, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard – Thurmont, Frederick Co.
Treasurer: Kimberly Johnson, Philosophy Winery – Baltimore City
Secretary: Karen Seppi, Love Point Vineyards – Stevensville, Queen Anne’s County
“This executive committee represents a variety of business models, providing a great foundation for our work ahead,” said Kevin Atticks, MWA’s executive director. The organization’s primary goals are to promote and grow the Maryland wine industry.
“After many pivots and changes last year due to COVID, I am confident that the Maryland wine industry will flourish,” said Judy Crow, who has served as president since 2018. “There are so many talented and committed Board member that work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that any obstacles that we may encounter can be overcome.”
Adam Fizyta’s Catoctin Breeze Vineyard has earned two Comptroller’s Cup Best in Show awards in the last three years. Kimberly Johnson is co-owner of Maryland’s first African American women-owned winery in Maryland. Karen Seppi is co-owner of one of Maryland’s newest wineries, who began selling wines during COVID. All three joined the Board in January.
The organization’s primary goals are to promote and grow the Maryland wine industry.