40 Under 40, Class of 2020

Charles Hamilton


Grow West, Inc. & Pressley Ranches, LLC.

Job Title

PCA, CCA, QAL, Graper Grower


Raised in Rio Vista, CA Charlie is a Fifth-generation farmer. Charlie received his bachelor's in Ag Business with minors in Plant Protection & Crop Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As a certified PCA with his CCA & QAL for Grow West, Inc. Charlie covers over 3,000 acres in the San Joaquin, Solano, Sacramento, and Contra Costa Counties. Additionally, Charlie owns and operates Pressley Ranches farming 75 acres of premium wine grapes, using part of the production for his 350 case wine brand, Pressley Vineyards. Charlie also servers on the Lodi Winegrape Commission Lodi Rules board focusing on sustainable farming practices.

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