I launched Woman-Owned Wineries in order to help create greater equity 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 wine business, particularly on the direct-to-consumer side. Along the way, I consulted for other wineries and vendors. Inevitably, I tried my hand at winemaking, studying it in coursework, on the job, and in a startup wine project of my own.

This broad experience has taught me firsthand some of the challenges that women face in this business. My experience has driven me to look for practical, positive solutions. My hope is that the winery directory, wine club, and storytelling project here will help wine lovers better connect with women winery owners.

I am available for consulting to those who need help using the directory in a specialized way. I am also available to wineries for brand consultation and copywriting. Check out my website and portfolio here. If you have a special project in mind, try me.

Thanks so much for your interest in Woman-Owned Wineries!

Amy Bess Cook, Founder












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