Voices

2018 American Wine Project Sympathetic Magic, Iowa

Erin Rasmussen is a native of the Great Lakes region who spent a decade making wine in Napa Valley, Sonoma, and New Zealand before returning to Wisconsin to focus on cold-hardy varieties and hybrids. She founded American Wine Project in 2018.

2019 Cheramie Riesling, Texas High Plains

"I think that one skill that I learned in the Marine Corps was to never give up, no matter what. Being a Black woman, first-generation in wine, with a wine brand from an up-and-coming wine region, I’ve experienced more adversaries than most but I don’t give up, I just press in harder knowing the other side of the pain far outweighs the current stage." ~Cheramie Law