Sonoma, CA Innerstave has announced the appointment of Jason Dodge as Managing Director, Winemaking. In his role, Dodge will offer his career of winemaking expertise to Innerstave customers by advising best practices and recommendations on oak and micro-oxygenation use.
“We are ecstatic to see Jason Dodge don the Innerstave Blue,” said Cody Ewers, VP of Global Sales and Marketing. “His experience building oak programs and executing winemaking protocols over the course of 20+ harvests will allow our customers to leverage the lessons of past vintages as they craft the wines of tomorrow.”
Whether it is helping customers finish wines before bottling or developing new oak programs from scratch, Dodge stands ready to lend his extensive production experience to the Innerstave family.
“I have enjoyed working with Innerstave’s products and the amazing team over here for years,” Dodge said. “I am excited to come aboard and help support the company’s commitment to providing real-world, practical consultation to our clients and I look forward to being able to apply what I have learned over the years and help contribute to the success of our clients.”
Dodge brings over 20 years of experience in the Wine Industry, starting his career as an Assistant Brandy Maker for E&J Gallo. He then went on to assume Senior Winemaker roles at Gallo and Diageo, as well as Director of Winemaking and General Manager roles for both Constellation, and Oak Ridge Winery. He has worked with more than 30 different grape varietals and is excited to bring that knowledge to bear in this new chapter.
Steve Dorfman, President of Innerstave also notes that, “It is awesome to have a dynamic industry stalwart join the Innerstave team. Dodge brings a superior level of winemaking expertise to the creation, adaptation and refinement of our oak complements for the wine industry.”
For more than forty years, Innerstave has helped beverage producers around the world enhance the color, mouthfeel, structure, and aromatic complexity of their beverages through oak barrel alternatives and advice on how to use them. Winemakers, Brewers and Distillers the world over have used our products and services for decades to improve their products as well as reduce new barrel expenses by taking wood to their beverages rather than their beverages to wood.
Today Innerstave combines a range of services and products beyond our line of oak barrel alternatives to include Accuro Micro-oxygenation devices and Fiber Infusion Technology.
In this way, Innerstave’s Oak Complements help beverage producers reduce their environmental impact, lowers costs of production, and increases the amount of consistency, quality, and control for the beverage professional.
In 1979, Innerstave was created by one simple idea: build a system to replenish premium wine oak barrel flavors without needing to purchase new barrels every year. The company is responsible for an entire industry of new barrel oak alternatives, also known as oak adjuncts, oak alternatives, oak add-ins™, oak integration systems, oak infusion products and oak complements.
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