One surreal day I woke up and had been named "Wine Person of the Year" by Imbibe Magazine for my work advocating for women wine entrepreneurs. Hello to you too, 2019
It may seem like the last thing the world needs is another holiday wine roundup. I get it. But when you realize how many of those lists exclude women, as well as limited-production wineries, you are left wanting more.
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
I personally find it refreshing to encounter a winery story that doesn't begin with "wealthy exec retires to Napa to live the wine country dream". That's all fine and good--but that narrative ignores the stories of so many other hardworking people.
Hearty thanks to all who have supported Woman-Owned Wineries thus far. I'm humbled that this project has seemed meaningful to so many people. To ensure its growth and success, I'm raising money here. Woman-Owned Wineries elevates female wine entrepreneurs through storytelling, advocacy, and commerce. No matter your walk of life, this project benefits you. (Yes, that includes men and beer drinkers, … Continue reading The Value of Work