Jim "Bear" Dyke, Jr. became President of Mira Winery in 2011. A wine enthusiast and entrepreneur, who built a Washington, DC public affairs firm, adds over two decades of public relations and marketing experience to the Mira Winery team.

As an Assistant to the Brewmeister at the infancy of the micro-brew movement, Bear was exposed to the science and art of limited production adult beverages. Later during his time at the Beer Institute he was exposed to the complex regulatory environment and witnessed the evolution of the industry, as smaller producers became national players.