Cary Quintana is a Miami native of Cuban descent who ran a wine shop for several years before deciding to head West and try her hand at winemaking. Now based at an urban crush facility in Berkeley, she launched her first vintage in 2014.
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.
"What I have always loved about Vermentino is that there are so many interpretations as to how to best represent the varietal," says Lindsey Otis, who just launched a new wine label, LOTIS.
Growing up in small-town Oregon, Alison Sokol Blosser didn’t know quite what she wanted to be when she grew up. She was clear, though, that she never wanted to work in the wine world. As the daughter of industry pioneers Bill and Susan Sokol Blosser, Alison regularly pitched in with the family’s namesake winery, which had been one … Continue reading The “Gravitational Pull” of a Vintner’s Fate: Alison Sokol Blosser
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