Voices

“I Don’t Want to Join a [Wine] Gang.” Talking Live with Sonja Magdevski

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

“Down the Rabbit Hole” with Mari Womack of Damsel Cellars

  "Not all Damsels are in distress" declares the website of Damsel Cellars in Woodinville, Washington. "In fact, our Damsel has things pretty well in hand." Observing owner and winemaker Mari Womack, no one would argue. Mari first began working in Woodinville tasting rooms and production cellars in 2010, soon advancing to become assistant winemaker … Continue reading “Down the Rabbit Hole” with Mari Womack of Damsel Cellars