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No matter how much we (obviously) love wine, there's a reality that's impossible to ignore in the industry: there's a gender imbalance that persists despite advances in equality in other areas of society. Only 4% of wineries in California are women-owned, and just about 10% are women-run. That, considering how women are advancing past many men in higher education. What gives?
This is our third year of an annual women winemaker's feature, and I admit I had some doubts about how useful it would be, and whether it would feel performative rather than bringing meaningful insight into the subject.
After interviewing the women behind these wines, it became clear how relevant and urgent the issues around gender equity still are, and what things have been most effective in changing that.
Read these interviews and more in this month's newsletter!
Jonathan & Bruno