Woman-Owned Wineries featured winemaker in July 2020 was Sonja Magdevski of Santa Barbara County. Our live interview with her, hosted by founder Amy Bess Cook, covered a range of topics--from her unlikely path, to agricultural labor, to vinous cider, and the limitations of labels. A journalist by training, Sonja earned a Fulbright Scholarship in 1998 … Continue reading “I Don’t Want to Join a [Wine] Gang.” Talking Live with Sonja Magdevski
Showcasing the beauty of the Santa Rita Hills and the fruits of loving collaboration, Camins2Dreams is an exciting new project from Spanish winemaker Mireia Taribo Tena and Chumash Native American winemaker Tara Gomez.
"Emotional intelligence is one of the most valuable concepts that anyone can apply. It ... helps us navigate our interactions and derive a mutually beneficial outcome for anything and everything that we do." ~Marta Rich Amid a health crisis that asks us to distance ourselves from other people, there has perhaps never been a better … Continue reading Cultivating Connection: A Conversation with Marta Rich of Talisman Wines
"Not all Damsels are in distress" declares the website of Damsel Cellars in Woodinville, Washington. "In fact, our Damsel has things pretty well in hand." Observing owner and winemaker Mari Womack, no one would argue. Mari first began working in Woodinville tasting rooms and production cellars in 2010, soon advancing to become assistant winemaker … Continue reading “Down the Rabbit Hole” with Mari Womack of Damsel Cellars
Woman-Owned Wineries is proud to share the work of a winemaker and enology entrepreneur who truly helped pave the way for other women, Marty Bannister. We're drawn to Bannister Wines not only because their work illuminates an important era in the history of California winemaking, but because its work unites genders and generations. And couldn't we all … Continue reading Shaping the Field: Marty Bannister