Culture, Wine 101 / March 25, 2021

Women in Wine History Roundup

Earlier this month, we featured the savvy women working beside us to bring the best wines to your home and favorite restaurant table every day. We’re back this week to celebrate Women’s History Month with some of the latest news from women making a splash in the wine industry. 

Before diving into our recommended reading, don’t forget that there’s still time to enjoy our refreshed wine shop with a special discount! Use code SISTERHOOD25 at checkout to take 25% off ALL wines sitewide plus 1¢ shipping on 12+ bottles. (Offer valid through March 31, 2021.)

Make sure you’re following our posts across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest to learn more about the women who shape the Wine Sisterhood and the entire wine industry. Remember to register with our newly redesigned wine shop to hear about special offers this month and all year long! 

National Women in Wine Day: March 25

Mark your calendars for the very first National Women in Wine Day on March 25th! This special day was created as an expression of gratitude to the women shaping the wine industry.  National Women in Wine Day was founded by Renae Perry and Yolanda Papapietro of Papapietro Perry. Inspired by International Women’s History Month which takes place in March of each year, National Women in Wine Day will be a celebration that will take place annually on the 25th of March. Learn more and nominate your favorite wine industry mavens:

Terry Wheatley, President of Vintage Wine Estates

Terry Wheatley, President Of Vintage Wine Estates, Is Poised To Take The Company Public

“I believe I may be the first female president of a wine company that’s taken a $200 million company public.” – Terry Wheatley

We recently featured our fearless female leader and President of Vintage Wine Estates on the blog. Now you can read more about her wine business savvy on Forbes! From empowering women to playing a lead role in taking Vintage Wine Estates public, Terry Wheatley talks about her 30+ years in the wine industry and how this might be her most exciting endeavor yet. Read the full story.

The ancient connection between women and wine

The Ancient Connection Between Women and Wine

Most historians now agree that wine was most likely discovered by a woman. However what is often left out of the history books are the ancient stories of the goddesses of wine – most who came into being centuries before Bacchus and Dionysus. Dr. Liz Thach, MW, shares the origin stories of these lesser-known goddesses of wine here.  

National Women’s History Month started with Sonoma County women

We love a good reason to brag about California wine country, but it being the birthplace of Women’s History Month is one of our favorites. Back in the late 1970s, a group of Santa Rosa women came together to discuss something missing from the history books: women, or half of humanity. They noticed the lack of women in books affected everyone around them, with few role models for girls and the misconception by society-at-large that women “did nothing important.” So they organized. Read the full story from The Press Democrat.

Grape Minds Podcast 

Get your women in wine content on the go from the Grape Minds podcast. The hosts are shining a spotlight on the “wonder-women of wine” throughout March. Download an episode and learn a little more about the women who are helping to shape the wine industry today.


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