On Showing Up & Serving Others: An Interview with Ashley Trout

This fall, my startup endeavor Woman–Owned Wineries launched a wine club highlighting some of my very favorite female wine entrepreneurs. Our current feature spotlights winemaker and social entrepreneur Ashley Trout.  Ashley’s most recent endeavor Vital Winery is based 100% on donations–-from the fruit to the bottles to the labels. All profits support a health clinic primarily serving winery workers. In light of my … Continue reading On Showing Up & Serving Others: An Interview with Ashley Trout

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NORCAL FIRE RELIEF: A ROUNDUP

The following organizations assisting fire victims are either personally recommended by me or by friends/colleagues here in wine country.

Feast it Forward

Mentors, teachers, inspirations: they make my world go ’round. It’s not everyday you find a person chasing their dreams fully and unabashedly.  Katie Hamilton Shaffer is a social entrepreneur operating a philanthropic lifestyle brand in Napa called Feast it Forward. I was lucky enough to sit down over breakfast with her recently for an interview. Afterward, I shared her story in this piece … Continue reading Feast it Forward