Independent Grape Growers - Paso Robles Area
Gold Members

Board of Directors Election NOW until Feb 24th

January 19, 2023

The 2023 Board of Directors Election is now live.  There are 5 positions up for election.  Each membership is allowed one vote.  Voting will be online. 




2023 IGGPRA Board of Director Candidate Bios

Edward Kronfli

Edward (Eddy) Kronfli is the owner and viticulturist of Vine Shepherd Vineyard Management and has been farming and ranching in Paso Robles since 2018. After completing his studies at UC Davis, he has worked with many different wineries and management firms including Domaine Chandon, Gallo, and Roberts Vineyard Services before setting out on his own. As both a vineyard owner as well as vineyard manager specializing in smaller, boutique vineyards, Eddy states that he is passionate about representing small growers to help get stronger contracts and grow better fruit, benefitting the entire Paso Robles region as a result. He has been a member of IGGPRA since 2018 and has been volunteering with board meetings for the past year and looks to be elected as a full time member of the board.


Ivan Gonzales

Ivan has been a California native his entire life.  Born and raised in the wine region of the Napa Valley and son to a generational farmer and one of many in my family to be involved in the vineyards.  He attended school at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where my studies were focused in Wine and Viticulture.  Ivan has a diverse wine growing experience and has farmed at different wine regions in California including Napa, Sonoma, Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.  He is happily married and is  getting plenty of life lessons raising a frolicking four year old. In Ivan’s free time he enjoys staying active including going on hikes and practicing martial arts.


Bill Livingston (current Board Member)

Bill is an engineer in the oil and gas business.  He and his wife own a small vineyard in Paso Robles area under the name Kaweahsrun.  He currently is Events Chair and is responsible for IGGPRA presence at WiVi each year, as well as other events.


Scott Matthews (current Board Member)

Scott is currently IGGPRA Treasurer.  He is a winemaker and winery called 915 Lincoln.  Is also President of the Wines and Steins, a home winemaking and brewing organization.  Scott owns Oak View Properties in the Paso Robles area.


Mindy Allen (current Board Member)

Mindy Allen has been involved in the vineyard industry for over 20 years.  As the owner of Custom Vineyard Application and Martinez Farming Labor Contracting, she has extensive knowledge of all aspects of the business from growing to marketing and sales.  Mindy has been on the current board of the IGGPRA for two years and enjoys teaching and lending advice to members to strengthen the community and the industry she loves.

« Back to News & Updates