#MadeByMAKERS: Women Winemakers
We're celebrating women in the wine industry by featuring some of their wines in the gallery above.
To help these women gain momentum in the wine industry, you can familiarize yourself with some of the labels and purchase a bottle or two the next time you shop for wine.
Drinkward Peschon Entre Deux Mères | Françoise Peschon and partner Lisa Drinkward are the two women behind this Napa Valley cabernet. They describe their wine production process as small, hands-on, and honest. "Entre Deux Mères," translates to "between two mothers." $70
Pride Merlot | Sally Johnson is the woman behind this velvety merlot. She joined the Pride Mountain Vineyard team in 2007. $60
Selene Hyde Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc | Mia Klein chose to focus her winemaking efforts on her personal favorite varietals: sauvignon blanc and merlot. The Selene name comes from Greek mythology, and is the name of the goddess of the moon. $28
Zeitgeist Russian River Valley Trousseau Gris | Jennifer Williams Porembski and her husband, Mark, are the winemakers behind this northern California vintage. Zeitgeist is a philosophical term meaning the spirit of the times. $26
Ripe Life Wines Chardonnay | With wines called 'The Clambake' and 'The Tailgate,' it's hard to pass these bottles up. Sommelier and wine producer Mary McAuley is the woman behind these dynamic wines. The Jersey Shore native is known as a seasoned “clambaker,” and the resident wine guru among her family and friends. $16
Corison Wines | Cathy Corison has been involved in wine for more than three decades. She discovered her passion for it while studying biology at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., and was inspired by the notion that wine is "alive at every level." Her philosophy is "to make complex wines that walk the fine line between power and elegance," and she employs time-honored winemaking techniques, like using only small French oak barrels sourced from several forests for complexity. "Mine is a hands-off approach to winemaking; it is my job to let the vineyards speak," Corison says.