TARA GOMEZ Scientifically inclined from an early age, Tara Gomez grew up playing with chemistry sets, and enjoyed tagging along on wine-tasting trips with her parents along California’s Central Coast. She earned an enology degree from Cal State Fresno, then interned at Fess Parker Winery and worked for J. Lohr before returning home to the … Continue reading Advisory Board
Sofia Torres McKay is a native of Mexico City who worked in the tech industry before relocating to Oregon to launch Cramoisi Vineyard. As cofounder of AHIVOY (Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon Y Comunidad), Sofia is a prominent activist for vineyard stewards.
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
"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
Remy Drabkin set her sights on the winemaking profession while growing up in McMinnville, the heart of Oregon wine country. "I love all things Italian," explains Remy.