On the evening of September 20, 2012, a panel of women wine industry trailblazers, including Vintner’s Hall of Fame 2009 inductee Carole Meredith, winemaker Dawnine Dyer, Master Sommelier, Author and TV personality Andrea Robinson, along with wine judge and journalist Deborah Parker Wong and moderator Tina Caputo, Editor-in-Chief of Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine, will gather for the Women for WineSense (WWS) Napa/Sonoma chapter’s annual Women in Wine panel. Under this year’s theme “Many Career Paths into the Wine Business,” our all-female panel of wine industry leaders will speak about their careers and the glass ceilings they shattered along the way.
The event will be held at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012 and marks the renewal of collaboration between Women for WineSense and the museum as both parties work together to update the museum’s viticultural history exhibit.
A primary feature of this annual event is the silent auction for which the proceeds benefit our annual scholarship drive. Last year Women for WineSense awarded $4,000 in scholarship funds last year to four students enrolled in wine/viticulture studies at U.C. Davis, Sonoma State University, Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College.
Women for WineSense plans to surpass the 2011 funds raised total amount to award another four deserving students with scholarships at these schools. Funds are raised throughout the year at our events via raffle tickets, donations from wine industry suppliers, individuals and this event’s auction in particular.
As part of Women for WineSense’s ongoing mission and dedication to help further viticulture and winemaking students’ educational endeavors, WWS members and MBA graduates of Sonoma State University’s wine studies program, Abigail Smyth and Leah McNally, will present at this event SSU’s efforts to create the first Sonoma State wine under the academic and business entity that became Sonoma State Cellars.
Both members and non-members of WWS are invited to attend. Ticket prices range from $40 for early bird members, to $75 for late reserving non-members and $25 member students (21 and over). Attendees can register online at www.WWW-WomeninWine2012.Eventbrite.com