Tasting Pinot Noir Virtually
The COVID pandemic has brought innovative ways to taste wine from the convenience and safety of one’ own
home. With tasting rooms closed and face-to-face access to winemakers and winery principles absent, wineries
have turned to virtual tastings. As it turns out, this has become a surprisingly successful method of marketing
for wineries and a boon to pinotphiles who are unable to visit wineries.
Basically, a package of wines is offered for sale and sent to the consumer who can then sample them while
guided by a host. There is no charge to those who purchase the wines. Most virtual tastings can also be
accessed without buying the wines for no or a small charge.
Here are some virtual Pinot Noir tastings that are worth looking into.
35th Annual International Pinot Noir Celebration The granddaddy of all Pinot Noir events is going virtual
beginning July 14, 2021. Only 100 Virtual IPNC packages are offered: 18 bottles of premium Pinot Noir wines
shipped to your home; a live Grand Seminar titled “The Perfume of Pinot” with a panel of wine legends and
luminaries with wines shipped to your home; two University of Pinot classes of your choice; cooking demos and
recipes from award-winning Pacific Northwest chefs. All-inclusive packages are priced at $995. Visit
www.ipnc.org for information and tickets.
Oregon Pinot Podcast The International Pinot Noir Celebration is presenting a series of online conversations
with winemakers and wine professional from around the world. A carefully selected four-pack of wine is
available for purchase to accompany the broadcast ($175). A donation of $20 is required to attend if the fourpack
of wine is not purchased. Episode 8 will be on March 20, 2021 and is titled, “The Hand of the Winemaker,”
Focusing on Oregon Chardonnay. Visit www.ipnc.org for more information.
Adelsheim Founders’ Stories This series of conversations with the 10 founding wine families of Oregon’s
North Willamette Valley is available for viewing on the Adelsheim website at www.adelsheim.com/
50years#founders. Adelsheim is celebrating its 50th anniversary of what became their first vineyard. The series began in March and features David Adelsheim sitting down, one-on-one, with each of the original
founders to talk candidly about the collaboration and formation of the Willamette Valley wine industry over the
last 50 years. Chapter 1, “The Eyrie Vineyards” with Diana Lett and David Adelsheim is available for viewing
now. The full interviews are available by subscribing to “Founders’ Stories: The Podcast,” offering the ability to
hear new episodes as soon as they are released. Also, a full-length, hour-long video conversation will be
available to view through the Oregon Wine History Archive at www.oregonwinehistoryarchive.org.
Commemorative wines will be offered by Adelsheim or look ahead to the episodes and pull a wine or two from
your cellar produced by the featured founder’s winery.
West Sonoma Coast Vintners This association of wineries (26) and growers who farm along the
mountainous coastline of western Sonoma County offer WSC Live! every Wednesday at 4:30 PDT on
Instagram. Each week a different winery principal from the West Sonoma Coast will take the stage with a
winemaking friend of theirs to have a fun, lively conversation. Go to www.instagram.com/westsonomacoast
by browser or phone and click on the “LIVE” button at the top left of the screen next to stories. Past
installments are available at www.westsonomacoast.com.
Knudsen Vineyards Second generation managing partner, Page Knudsen Cowles, is hosting a virtual tasting
and conversation as she shares the history, innovation and experimentation that put Knudsen Vineyards in the
forefront of recognized vineyards in the Willamette Valley. A virtual tasting and wine kit consisting of one bottle
each of 2016 Knudsen Pinot Noir, 2018 Knudsen Backstory Pinot Noir and 2018 Knudsen Chardonnay can be
acquired prior to the April 16 event. Must RSVP by April 1. Visit www.knudsenvineyards.com.
The Outlook from Knudsen Vineyards A virtual interview series on ZOOM began March 9, 2021 celebrating
50 years. The lineup: March 9 Dick Erath, April 13 Rollin Soles, May 11 Alison & Alex Sokol Blosser, June 8
Veronique Boss-Drouhin, July 13 Allen & Jackson Holstein, and August 10 Brian Croser. Registration and
viewing is free. Visit www.knudsenvineyards.com.
World of Pinot Noir Virtual Seminars Connect with WOPN’s wineries and winemakers through a virtual
experience. Seminars continue through the end of March. Visit www.worldofpinotnoir.com.
For an extensive listing of virtual wine tastings available visit www.businessinsider.com/best-virtual-winetastings.
com. Of course, those on winery mailing lists will receive invitations to join in for virtual tastings. I
don’t see this trend ending when the pandemic wanes because highly personal virtual contact between
consumer and producer is a very powerful marketing tool.
Cattleya: A Woman’s Touch
There has been a lot of discussion in the press and social media about the lack of diversity in the wine
business and the need to encourage and eagerly accept women into the winemaking “fraternity.” In the almost
twenty years I have been writing the PinotFile and meeting winemakers, I realize that it had made absolutely
no difference to me whether the winemaker was a man or woman when considering the quality and appeal of
their efforts. I was only interested in an individual winemaker’s experience, goals, innovative approaches, and
The one impression I did develop over the years is that women tend to have a “touch” with Pinot Noir. Their
discriminating palates allow them to bring out a sense of balance in winemaking that you don’t always see with
Historians agree that wine was most likely discovered by a woman. Liz Thach, Ph.D., in an article published in
Wayward Tendrils Quarterly (Volume 18, No 2, April 2008) points out that modern carbon-dating has proven
that wine from cultivated grapes was being made in what is today Georgia in the Caucasus Mountains around
6,000 B.C. Because women gathered berries, grapes, and other crops, historians generally agree that a woman
who picked some grapes and placed them in a container in a cool location found a few weeks later that the
grapes had fermented, possessed a pleasant flavor, and had an inebriating effect.The large number of legends
surrounding wine goddesses supports the contention that women played an important role in the history of
wine. Siduri, for example, is referred to as the Maker of Wine in the Epic of Gilgamish.
Women’s modern contributions to wine production were initially delayed by gender discrimination. Noted
vintner Merry Edwards, for example, had a challenging time breaking into the wine business as a winemaker in
the early 1970s because of the industry’s traditional preferential bias toward men winemakers. When she
attended UC Davis, there were no woman professors. When she was trying to land her first job in the wine
industry, a large California winery tried to steer her into research, a New Zealand winery refused her a job
interview, and another winery turned her away when they saw her walk into the winery.
Today, a 2020 study by Dr. Lucia Albino Gilbert and Dr. John C. Gilbert of Santa Clara University estimates that
women make up 14% of current working winemakers in California. The percentage varied across wine regions
with a significant increase to 17% both for Sonoma/Marin and South Central Coast regions but not much
change for Napa (12%) compared to a previous study in 2011. The study is available at this link under
“Studies”: www.womenwinemakers.com. Check later in this issue for a list of California and Oregon women
winemakers who focus on Pinot Noir that I compiled.
There is a searchable web-based resource, Women Winemakers of California and Beyond at
www.womenwinemakers.com, which provides the most comprehensive information currently available on the lead
women winemakers in wineries in California, the U.S., and globally. The website was created by Dr. Lucia
Albino Gilbert, a professor at Santa Clara University and a lover of wine. She has also published a book co-authored
with her spouse, Dr. John C. Gilbert, titled Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys, that covers key
women in various wine regions throughout the world.
This preface brings me to the winemaker and owner of Cattleya Wines, Bibiana González Rave. She has an
extensive entry on Gilbert’s website where you can search and read about her impressive resume. I have also
written articles about Bibiana and Cattleya Wines: www.princeofpinot.com/article/ and
Bibiana is the only woman winemaker from Colombia succeeding in California. She has worked 17 harvests at
wineries that include La Crema, Peay Vineyards, Au Bon Climat, Lynmar Estate, Pahlmeyer, and Wayfarer. She
started her own label, Cattleya (“Cat-LAY-a”) in 2015 and later a second, value-priced label, Alma de Cattleya.
She is equally adept at crafting Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah as Pinot Noir.
In her own words, this is Bibiana’s philosophy as a vintner. “Attention to the smallest aspects of enology helps
me work toward achievement in my wines. I choose sites very carefully, understanding that to craft wine of
which I am proud requires terroir that speaks both to my head and heart. My close focus on viticulture is
matched by an equal laser vision in the winery. When I worked in Burgundy, I often kept a sleeping bag by the
press, napping rather than sleeping so that I could more closely supervise every part of the process.
I continue this level of oversight today.”
The Pinot Noir wines reviewed here are from the 2019 vintage (Belly of the Whale is a fall release). The wines
are sold through a mailing list and available on the winery’s website at www.cattleyawines.com and
www.almadecattleya.com. Tasting by appointment in Rohnert Park pending COVID-19 restrictions.
2019 Alma de Cattleya Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.63, RS 0.69 g/L, 2,000 cases,
$30. Alma means “soul” in Spanish and Cattleya is the national flower of Colombia. Sourced equally from
vineyards across the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley AVAs of Sonoma County. Clones 114, 115, 667,
777, Pommard, Wädenswil 2A and faux 828. 100% de-stemmed, short cold soak, fermented in stainless steel
open-top tanks, hand punch-downs, aged 16 months in French oak barrels. DIAM cork closure.
2019 Cattleya Cuvée Number One Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 350 cases, $60. Part of the
Appellation Series.The name reflects Bibiana’s first AVA blend under Cattleya Wines. Crafted from small,
individual row selections of two Russian River Valley vineyards located in the Green Valley and Santa Rosa
Plain subdivisions of the AVA. 42% clone 115, 28% Pommard, 21% 777, and 9% 667. 100% de-stemmed,
native primary fermentation in stainless steel open-top tanks following 10 days of cold soak. Gentle punchdowns
by hand. Aged in French oak barrels, 45% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Moderate garnet color in
the glass. Very bright aromas of ripe strawberry, black cherry and baking spices upon opening. Refined and
elegant, yet packed with black cherry and ollaliberry fruit flavors with a black tea and cola note in the
background. Modest tannins, with a tangy, moderately long finish.
2019 Cattleya Belly of the Whale Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 250 cases, $75. Part of the Collection series.
50/50 clones 777 and 667 at Sun Chase Vineyard , perched at
an elevation of 2,300 feet above the cool maritime fog layer
and overlooking western Sonoma County. Slow, methodical
hand-sorting, 100% de-stemmed, native fermentation in opentop
stainless steel tanks, hand punch-downs twice daily. Aged
10 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Bottled without
fining or filtration.
Whoa, Nelly! Moderately dark garnet color in
the glass. Lovely and engaging aromas of black cherry, rose
petal, spice, pipe smoke and tilled earth. Mid-weight plus in
style with a luscious core of black cherry fruit embellished with
clove and cardamom spices. Gentle power, with terrific flow
and balance with an extremely long finish. Delightful in every
way. Still terrific when tasted the following two days from a
previously opened bottle.
Clarice & Beau Marchais: Winemaker Adam Lee’s Newest Ventures
Adam Lee gained renown for his years at Siduri Wines, a Pinot Noir specialist winery that began in 1994. Lee
was one of the first young Pinot Noir winemakers to strike out on his own and became a mentor for several
other Pinot Noir specialists and a consultant for a number of Pinot Noir producers. Siduri’s meteoric success
put considerable pressure on Adam who not only made the wines but managed most of the marketing and
sales for the winery. This while his ambition led him to produce more distinct Pinot Noir offerings than any other
winery in California, vinified with fruit from vineyards stretching from Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains in the
northern Willamette Valley to the Sta. Rita Hills in California’s Central Coast.
Responding to the many challenges of balancing work and family, Adam sold Siduri Wines in 2015 to Jackson
Family Wines, freeing him from the business side of the winery and allowing time to continue as the consulting
winemaker. The sale also gave him time to launch new projects.
One of the new projects is Clarice Wine Company, an innovative approach to winery ownership that combined
a subscription-based Pinot Noir wine lineup with the opportunity for the subscriber group to become actively
involved in an educational experience offered by Adam. Her created a completely new consumer experience
for an extended wine family that offered more benefits than the typical mailing list or wine club. I first wrote
about Clarice Wine Company here: www.princeofpinot.com/article/2040/.
Clarice Pinot Noir is sourced from two special sections of Garys’ Vineyard and Rosella’s Vineyard in the Santa
Lucia Highlands. This choice stems from Adam’s long term working relationship with growers Gary and Mark
Pisoni and Gary Franscioni.
Grapes are picked from all sections at the same time so that there is variability in grape ripeness. The hope is
that this unusual approach will result in wines of more complexity. A high percentage of whole clusters are
included in the fermentation at the bottom of the stainless steel fermenting tanks and de-stemmed berries are
added on top. Indigenous yeast and indigenous malolactic bacteria are used for all ferments. The wines are
bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Inquiries about details and subscribing to Clarice Wine Company can be obtained at
2018 Clarice Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
14.1% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.62, screw cap. A blend of fruit
from Garys’ Vineyard (63%) and Rosella’s Vineyard (37%). 78% whole cluster fermented. Indigenous primary
and malolactic fermentation. Aged in 37.5% French oak barrels.
Moderately light garnet color in the glass.
Aromas of dark cherry, ripe strawberry and brioche lead to a mid-weight styled wine with good length of flavors
that include ripe strawberry and black cherry. A solid wine with welcoming juicy acidity, a winning silky texture
and buried tannins, only lacking in finishing impact.
2018 Clarice Rosella’s Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
14.4% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.64, screw
cap. 20% of juice was bled off at the time of cold soak. 81% whole cluster fermented, indigenous primary and
malolactic fermentation, aged in 73% new French oak barrels.
Moderately dark garnet color in the glass.
Appealing aromas of dark berries, spice drawer, new leather and warm brioche. Noticeable freshness in a
middleweight style with flavors of black cherry, boysenberry and a hint of mocha. Lithe tannins with upbeat
acidity and a thirst quenching finish.
2018 Clarice Garys’ Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
14.08% alc., pH 3.64, TA 0.59, screw cap.
76% whole cluster fermented. 7-day cold soak (during which time 20% of the juice was bled off to concentrate
the must), indigenous primary and malolactic fermentation. Aged in 73% new French oak barrels. Bottled
without fining or filtration.
Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of black raspberry,
boysenberry and strawberry tart. A typical Garys’ Pinot Noir with oodles of deeply-flavored black cherry, black
raspberry and blackberry fruits framed by soft, non-aggressive tannins. Less acid, but more power and
structure than the Rosella’s wine. Sleek and comforting in the mouth with a robust and lengthy finish.
Adam has spent time in the Chateauneuf-de-Pape region of France and became friends with Philippe Cambie
who crafts wines from this region under the Les Halos de Jupiter label. Philippe consults for numerous wineries
throughout the south of France as well as Washington State and California.
Adam and Philippe decided to join together to produce transformational Pinot Noir. they chose the name,
“Beau Marchais” for their winery. Loosely translated, it means “Beautiful Walking.” Pierre Beaumarchais was a
French playwright, inventor, musician, spy and more and was one of the strongest supporters of France’s
involvement on the side of the Colonists during the American Revolution. So an American and a Frenchman
now walk together to promote something they both believe in.
Winemaking is a long-distance affair with Adam doing the ground work in Healdsburg, California, and Philippe
offering remote instruction from France. The concluding blending is done with the collaborators tasting together
in person. The twist is that Beau Marchais Pinot Noir is Pinot Noir made in the style of Chateauneuf Grenache.
The grapes are picked relatively early, about 25% whole cluster fermentation is employed (compared to about
80% for Clarice), and an enzyme is used during cold soak to extract more character and tannin from the skins.
The wine undergoes extended maceration on the skins for about 48 days which is unheard of for domestic
Pinot Noir. Barrel choices are totally new for Adam and there is a relatively high amount of new oak.
The Pinot Noir wines offered are composed of fruit from Soberanes Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands and
Clos Pepe Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills. The inaugural 2019 vintage wines became available in November
2020. The wines are available on the winery’s website at wwws.beaumarchaiswine.com. Prices include
shipping in the US. Beau Marchais wines are made available to subscribers to Clarice Wine Company as well.
I felt like a fish out of water tasting and reviewing these three Pinot Noirs which are unlike any domestic Pinot
Noir. My experience in tasting Rhone wines is nonexistent since the 1980s so you can take my words with that
background in mind. Honestly, I did not particularly enjoy these wines as a Pinot Noir purist and found them
very difficult to score. But, my lack of appreciation should not dissuade you if you are adventurous and have a
liking for Grenache, so by all means give them a try.
2019 Beau Marchais Clos Pepe Vineyard Est (East) Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
15.1% alc., $95. From an
eastern edge and middle of the vineyard that are protected. Clones 115 and Pommard.
Moderate garnet color
in the glass. Complex nose offering aromas of blackberry, cassis, violets, blueberries, underbrush, oak spice
and sweet pipe smoke. Mid-weight plus in heft with flavors that replicate the aromas with added tastes of plum,
tar and spice. Big-boned, yet sleek in texture. Infused with plenty of felty, dry tannins that contribute some
astringency to the long finish. The alcohol is well positioned in the overall balance. A tasting of the wine the
following day from an opened bottle required some coaxing in the glass to reveal itself.
2019 Beau Marchais Clos Pepe Vineyard Quest (West) Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
15.1% alc., $95. From a
cooler parcel of the vineyard facing the Pacific Ocean and its strong wind.. Pommard and 667 clones. 33%
whole cluster. Extended maceration of 48 days.
Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Leading off are
aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate, tilled earth and seasoned oak. Mid-weight plus in style, packed
with a dense core of purple and black fruits that are a bit unyielding at this point. A floral note adds charm.
Showing a little more oak and tannin than the East bottling but with a flood of fruit on a longer finish. This wine
offers more nuances and I found more appealing than the East bottling. Surely this wine will benefit from a
couple of years in the cellar.
2019 Beau Marchais Soberanes Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir
15.1% alc., $95
Dark garnet color in the
glass. The most aromatic of this trio of wines, offering
invigorating aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, spice and
purple rose petal. Full-bodied and stacked and packed with fruit
but light on its feet. The fruit seems less ripe than in the Clos
Pepe bottlings and is more spirited and charming.. The tannins
are well balanced, the alcohol is not apparent and the dry, long
finish is gratifying. This wine is the most approachable of the
three 2019 wines tasted and more pinot-typical.
Women Pinot Noir Winemakers
Here is a current list of lead women winemakers at wineries that focus completely or at least some production
on Pinot Noir. My apologies to any women Pinot Noir winemakers I may have left out. There are also many
women who are consulting winemakers, assistant winemakers and enologists, winery owners, and viticulturists
that are not included in this list. * signifies that the winery's Pinot Noir has been reviewed in the PinotFile.
We probably shouldn’t be even talking bout women winemakers of Pinot Noir as if they were a different
species. The discussion of any Pinot Noir starts with what is in the bottle or the glass, only secondarily moves
to a discourse on who produced the wine. Female winemakers prefer to be called winemakers just like it
makes no sense for men to be called men winemakers. Women have a touch with Pinot Noir and here are
some winemakers to seek out.
Abiouness: Nicole Abiouness
*Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards: Samra Morris
*Anaba Wines: Katy Wilson
Artesa Vineyards & Winery: Ana Diogo-Draper
*Banshee Wines: Alicia Sylvester
*Bacigalupi VineyardsL Ashley Herzberg
Bennett Valley Cellars: Toni Stockhausen
*Blagden Wines: Catherine Blagden
*Bogle Vineyards: Dana Stemmler
*Bouchaine Vineyards: Chris Kajani
*Bruliam: Kerith Overstreet
*Bryter Estates: Kari Auringer
*Cakebread Cellars: Stephanie Jacobs
*Cambria Estate Vineyard & Winery: Denise Shurtleff, Jill DelaRiva Russell
*Carol Shelton Wines: Carol Shelton
Casa Carneros: Melissa Moravac
Casa Dumetz: Sonja Magdevski
*Castle Rock Winery: Meghan Rech
Cattleya and Alma de Cattleya: Bibiana Gonzalez Rave
*Chateau St. Jean Winery & Vineyards: Margo Van Staaveren
*Cuvaison Estate Wines: Sally Nightingale
D. Volk Wines: Dana Volk
Dalfonso-Curran Wines: Kris Curran
*De La Montanya Estate Vineyards & winery: Tami Collns
*Dehlinger Winery: Eva Dehlinger
Derbes Wines: Cecile Lemerle-Derbes
Ektimo Vineyards: Lisa Bishop Forbes
*El Molino: Lily Oliver Berlin
*Ferrari-Carano: Sarah Quider, Rebecka Deike
*Fiddlehead: Kathy Joseph
Flowers Vineyards & Winery: Chantal Forthun
Francis Ford Coppola Winery: Andrea Furber Card
*Freeman Vineyards & Winery: Akiko Freeman
Gallo Signature Series: Gina Gallo
Garnet Vineyards: Alison Crowe
*Gary Farrell Winery & Vineyards: Theresa Heredia
*Greenwood Ridge Vineyards: Victoria Wilson
*Hirsch Vineyards: Jasmine Hirsch
Horse & Plow: Suzanne Hagins (formerly Lutea)
*Inman Family Wines: Kathleen Inman
*J Vineyards & Winery: Nicole Hitchcock
Joel Gott Wines: Alisa Jacobson, Chelsea Barrett, Sarah Gott
*Ketcham Estates Winery: Tami Collins
*Kitá: Tara Gomez
Kynsi Winery: Gwen Othman
*La Rue: Katy Wilson
LaMontagne Winery: Kimberly Smith
Land of Promise: Diana Karren
*Lazy Creek Vineyards: Christy Ackerman
Lincourt Wines: Lorna Kerutz
*LOBO Wines: Victoria Coleman
Lucas & Lewellen: Megan McGrath Gates
*Lumen Wines: Lane Tanner
*MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Heidi Bridenhagen
*Maggy Hawk: Sarah Wuethrich
Marcassin: Helen Turley
*Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery: Leslie Mead Renaud
*Martinelli: Courtney Wagoner, Erin Green
*Matrix Winery: Diane Wilson, Victoria Wilson
*Merry Edwards Wines: Heidi Von Der Mehden
Metzker Family Estates: Melissa Apter Castro
*Migration: Dana Epperson
Miner Family Winery: Stacy Vogel
Mojave Wines: Rebecca George
*Neely: Shalini Sekhar
Niner Wine Estates: Molly Bohlman
*Oakwild Ranch Toboni Vineyard and Kastania Vineyards: Leslie Sisnerot
*Onward Wines: Faith Armstrong-Foster
Pahlmeyer: Jennifer Williams
*Peake Ranch Vineyard: Wynne Solomon
*Peay Vineyards: Vanessa Wong
*Pfendler Vineyards: Erica Stancliff
Riverbench Winery & Vineyard: Clarissa Nagy
Robert Mondavi Winery: Megan Schofield
Sapphire Hill: Tami Callins
Scheid Vineyards: Marta Kraftzeck
School House Vineyard: Sally Johnson
*Seagrape Wine Company: Karen Steinwachs
Selby Winery: Susie Selby
Shannon Ridge Family of Wines: Annette Hoff Danzer
Shokrian Vineyard: Morgan Clendenen
Simi Winery: Melissa Stackhouse (previously La Crema, Jackson Family Wines, J Vineyards & Winery,
*Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards: Zidanelia Arcidiacono
Stolo Family Vineyards: Nicole Pope
Storrs Winery: Pamela Storrs
*Taft Street Winery: Melissa Kuhn
*Tessier: Kristie Tacey
Tolay Springs Winery: Julia Iantosca
*Trombetta Family Wines: Erica Stancliff
Truett Hurst Winery: Virginia Lambrix
*Tulocay Winery: Brie Cadman
Valdez Family Winery: Elizabeth Valdez
*Waits-Mast Family Cellars: Shalini Sekhar
*WALT: Alison Frichtl Hollister, Megan Paredes Gunderson
*WesMar: Denise Hubbard Selyem
*Wonderment Wines: Stephanie Cook
*Wrath: Sabrina Rodems
*A to Z Wineworks: Cheryl Francis
*Airlie Winery: Elizabeth Clark
*Adelsheim Vineyard: Gina Hennen
*Analemma Wines: Kris Fade
*Anne Amie Vineyards: Gabriela Sepulveda Vignes
*Antica Terra: Maggie Harrison
Archery Summit Winery: Anna Matzinger
Ardiri Wine: Gail Lizak
Björnson Vineyard: Pattie Björnson
Boedecker Cellars: Athena Pappas
Coleman Vineyards: Kim Coleman
Day Wines: Brianne Day
*De Ponte: Isabelle Dutarte
*Domaine Drouhin Oregon: Veronique Drouhin-Boss
*Domaine Serene: Rachel Zasadni (long-time assistant)
*Et Fille Wines: Jessica Mozeico
Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein Winery: Eunice Chiweshe Goldstein
Geodesy: Magan Baccittich
*Ghost Hill Cellars: Rebecca Pittock-Shouldis
HelioTerra: Anne Hubatch
Hip Chicks Do Wine: Renee Neely and Laurie Lewis
Honeywood Winery: Marlene K. Gallick
*Jackson Family Wines: Eugenia Keegan
*Kelley Fox Wines: Kelley Fox
*Kramer Vineyards: Kimberly Kramer
Lavinea: Isabelle Meunier
*LUMOS: Julia Cattrall
Matzinger Davies Wines: Anna Matzinger
*Maysara Winery*: Tahmiene Momtazi
Omero Cellars: Sarah Cabot
OO Wines: Wynne Peterson-Nedry
*Ponzi: Louisa Ponzi
*Phelps Creek: Alexandrine Roy
*Privé Vineyard: Piper Underbrink
*Penner-Ash Wine Cellars: Lynn Penner-Ash
Quarantine Wine: Sarah Cabot
Ransom: Julia Cattrall
Redman Vineyard & Winery: Cathy Redman
Ridgecrest Wines: Wynne Peterson-Nedry
RR Wines: Wynne Peterson-Nedry
*Stoller Family Estate: Kate Payne-Brown, Melissa Burr
Stone Wolf Vineyards: Linda Lindsay
Stoney Wines: Donna Stoney
Southeast Wine Collective and Divison Wine Company: Kate Norris
Sweet Cheeks Winery: Lorrie Normann
*Tyee Cellars: Merrilee Buchanan
Union Wine Company: Meredith McGough, Joanna Engel
*Westrey Wine company: Amy Wesselman
*Willamette Valley Vineyards: Christine Clair
*Willful Wine Co.: Pam Walden
*Winter’s Hill Vineyard: Delphine Gladhart
Founded in 2019, Women in Wine: Fermenting Change was Oregon’s first event dedicated to advancing
women in the wine industry. The 2021 Women in Wine Conference Virtual Gathering is Scheduled for July 19,