Celebrating Women in Wine

Happy International Women's Day! Sharing a few favorite female vitners and bottles.

Happy International Women’s Day!

I always like to support women in any industry, so today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite female vitners and wines they produce.

I collected these wines together recently for a blind tasting and I am listing the wines below in the order I arranged for them to be tasted.

The wines shared below aren’t “everyday” priced wines, but if you need a special bottle, this is a great list! Also, if you are looking for everyday wines by female vitners, check out the other offerings by these women – they all make wines in range of price points. As a general rule, the recent vintages will also more likely be best-priced.

Featured Wine Lineup

Flight 1 of my “Women in Wine” Tasting
Flight 2 of my “Women in Wine” Tasting

Featured Women in Wine

Maggie Harrison

Winery – Antica Terra
Wine – Antikythera 2016 Pinot Noir
Region – Willamette Valley
Ratings – JS 99
Bottle Price – $165

Kelley Fox

Winery – Kelley Fox
Wine – Maresh Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir
Region – Willamette Valley
Ratings – Unrated
Bottle Price – $85

Kelley is pictured in the middle, above, to my left. We were lucky enough to get to meet and spend time with her last spring.

Helen Keplinger

Winery – Keplinger
Wine – Lithic 2013 GSM Blend
Region – Amador County
Ratings – WS 93, Vinous 94
Bottle Price – $75

Maggie Harrison

Winery – Lillian
Wine – Lillian Syrah 2010
Region – Santa Barbara County
Ratings – Vinous 94
Bottle Price – $79

This is the second of Maggie’s wines, but at a different label.

Andrea León

Winery – Lapostolle
Wine – Clos Apalta 2015 Bordeaux Blend
Region – Colchagua Valley, Chile
Ratings – JS 100, RP 95
Bottle Price – $168

Florence Cathiard

Winery – Château Smith Haut-Lafitte
Wine – Château Smith Haut-Lafitte Grand Cru Classé 2016 Bordeaux Blend
Region – Bordeaux
Ratings – RP 98, WS 98
Bottle Price – $140

Genevieve Janssens

Winery – Robert Mondavi
Wine – Robert Mondavi Reserve 1997 Cabernet
Region – Napa Valley
Ratings – RP 92
Bottle Price – $115

Darice Spinelli

Winery – Nickel and Nickel
Wine – Nickel and Nickel Vogt Vineyard 2006 Cabernet
Region – Napa Valley
Ratings – RP 91, WE 93
Bottle Price – $120

Sally Johnson

Winery – Pride Mountain
Wine – Pride Mountain Reserve 2008 Cabernet
Region – Napa/Sonoma Border
Ratings – RP 92, WE 93
Bottle Price – $140

Heidi Barrett

Winery – Fantesca
Wine – Fantesca Spring Mountain District 2011 Cabernet
Region – Napa Valley
Ratings – unrated
Bottle Price – $170

Kathryn Hall

Winery – Kathryn Hall
Wine – Kathryn Hall 2013 Cabernet
Region – Napa Valley
Ratings – RP 96, WS 93
Bottle Price – $180

Kathy Corison

Winery – Corison
Wine – Corison 2016 Cabernet
Region – Napa Valley
Ratings – WS 95, JS 93
Bottle Price – $120

Cheers to these women, and all the wonderful women reading!

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