In the male dominated wine industry, it’s necessary to shine a spotlight on women in the business. While female winemakers and women owned wineries attract rightful attention, the axiom “wine is made in the vineyard” illuminates an ignored sector in this growing awareness. Although the number of female vineyard workers has increased in Napa Valley and Sonoma from 5% to 30% between 2013 and 2017, historically only about 25% of vineyard manager positions are held by women.
in my latest Forbes article, meet five women who embrace dirt under their nails while bossing a tractor in muddy boots – all in a quest to grow top-quality fruit and make some of Napa and Sonoma’s best wine.
As always, thank you so much for clicking through and reading this article. I really enjoyed getting to know these amazing women a bit, and enjoying the “fruits” of their labor. 😉
Have you had any of these wines? What are some of your favorite wines cultivated by women?