Moulds named Napa Valley grower of the year

Napa, Calif.—Oak Knoll District grapegrower Steve Moulds has been named the 2018 Napa Valley Grower of the Year. Moulds will be honored on May 11 at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers 43rd Annual Dinner. According to a press release announcing the honor, Moulds began his farming career in the early 1970s, on a ranch in Morgan Hill, Calif., raising animals to sell at auction. During that time, he served in the Department of Social Services in Gilroy helping Spanish-speaking migrant workers gain skills and remove barriers to employment. In 2000, he and his wife Betsy moved to a property in the Oak Knoll District, where they planted 11 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition to serving on several wine industry boards, Moulds also has served on the Napa County Housing Commission, local Future Farmers of America, FFA and is an active bidder each year at the Napa County Livestock Auction where he purchases several animals to later donate the meat to the Napa County Farmworker Housing Centers. 

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