Patrick Brys, Chair
First Term (10/16/20 - 8/20/24)
Patrick Brys serves as President and CEO of Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery located in Traverse City, Michigan. Founded in 2005 and comprised of 111 acres on Old Mission Peninsula, Brys Estate operates a 55-acre vineyard, wine production facility, tasting room, bed & breakfast, and 12-acre lavender garden and gift shop. Patrick joined his family business in 2009 and is responsible for overseeing daily operations as well as creating, communicating, and implementing Brys Estate's vision and overall direction. Patrick also serves as Marketing Chair for the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail – a 10 member group responsible for marketing strategy and trail branding for one of Michigan’s most popular wine trails. An avid home chef, in 2015 Patrick launched his “In the Kitchen at Brys Estate” and “Patrick’s Pairings” video series - receiving over 1 million views through social media channels. Patrick holds a Level I Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Bachelor of Arts from Brooks Institute, and is a graduate of the Wine Executive Program at the University of California at Davis Graduate School of Management.