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California's First Woman Winemaker of the Modern Era, Mary Ann Graf, Passes

February 06, 2019

Mary Ann Graf, a trailblazing female in the world of wine, passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer on January 30, 2019. Graf has many "firsts" to her credit. These include being the first woman to earn a degree in Enology (Fermentation Sciences earning her degree in 1965) at UC Davis, the first woman winemaker of the modern era in California, and the first woman on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.