I launched Woman-Owned Wineries in order to help bring greater empowerment to my female colleagues in the wine business.
As longtime brand and operations director for a boutique winery in Sonoma (2009 to 2017) I came to understand the inner workings of a small business, particularly on the direct-to-consumer side. Along the way, I also freelanced for other wineries. Inevitably, I tried my hand at winemaking, studying it in coursework, on the job, and in a startup wine project of my own.
While I have never identified primarily as a full-time winemaker, I have learned firsthand some of the challenges that women winemakers and winery owners face. My experience has driven me to look for practical, positive solutions. In this spirit, I offer Woman-Owned Wineries.
I am available for consulting to those who need help using the winery directory in a specialized way, including booking winemakers for events or curating journalistic stories. I am also available to wineries for brand consultation and copywriting. Check out my work and portfolio work here. If you have a special project in mind, try me.
Thanks so much for your interest in this project!
Amy Bess Cook, Founder