Wallace O’Neill Bassford III

Wallace O’Neill Bassford III


  • BS, Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1969
  • MA, Public Administration, Central Michigan University, 1978
  • Post-Graduate Studies, National Securities, National Defense University, 1988


Assistant for the Special Programs for the U.S. Air Force since 1988. Responsible for the Congressional liaison, management oversight and world-wide accounting and disbursement for sensitive Air Force classified programs.


  • Founding Partner, Elk Run Vineyards
  • Assistant Winemaker, Elk Run Vineyards, since 1983
  • Assistant Vineyard Manager, Elk Run Vineyards, since 1980
  • Studied with professional winemakers in France and Germany at their wineries