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The Rhone Rangers Celebrate Women Winemakers

Curated dinner to celebrate International Women's Day at the James Beard House in New York City.
by Press Release
March 05, 2019

 March 4, 2019 (Paso Robles) – The Rhone Rangers, a national not-for-profit membership organization, dedicated to the education and the promotion of American Rhone varietal wines, in partnership with the International Association of Women Chefs and Restauranteurs (WCR) organization, is pleased to present an “Immigration of Flavor” on March 8, 2019.

Honoring International Women’s Day (#IWD2019), this multi-course dinner will feature women chefs and winemakers. Global cuisine will be paired with American Rhone wines from renown women winemakers.

Winemakers will include: Stacy Vogel of Miner Family Wines in Oakville, CA, Nicole Walsh of Bonny Doon Vineyard in Davenport, CA, Kristin Brydin of Zaca Mesa Winery in Los Olivos, CA, and Rachel Stinson of Stinson Vineyards in Crozet, VA.

Chefs will include: Einat Admony of Balaboosta, Kish-Kash, and Taim, in New York City, NY, Selassie Atadika of Midunu, Accra, Ghana, Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit, in New York City NY, Fany Gerson of Dough and La Newyorkina, in New York City, NY, and Hong Thaimee of Thaimee Table in New York City, NY.

“This is an extraordinary honor to work with our WCR partners in the magnificent setting of the James Beard House. It presents an exceptional opportunity for American Rhone enthusiasts to taste Rhone varietals paired with the flavors of Israel, Ghana, Sweden, Mexico and Thailand, highlighting their food versatility,” commented Barbara Smith, of the national Rhone Rangers Board of Directors.

The “Immigration of Flavor” dinner, will be held at 7:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the storied James Beard House in New York City. Dinner reservations may be made by contacting the James Beard Foundation via their website, or by purchasing tickets at The Beard House, 167 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011. Tickets range from $170 James Beard Foundation members to $220 per person public.

About the Rhone Rangers
Founded in 1998, the Rhone Rangers are a group of 100+ wineries throughout the United States dedicated to making wines from the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France’s Rhône Valley. These varieties range from the better-known Syrah and Viognier to the up-and-coming Grenache, Mourvèdre and Roussanne, and more obscure (but delicious) grapes like Counoise and Picpoul. To learn more, visit

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