March 25th

National Women in Wine Day

An expression of gratitude to the women shaping the wine industry. 

National Women in Wine Day is a social initiative founded last year by Renae Perry and Yolanda Papapietro, co-owners and co-founders of Papapietro Perry Winery in California. The celebration takes place annually on March 25th to highlight stories of women in the wine industry. The mission of #WomeninWineDay, is to support women in wine, while also providing a sense of empowerment and resources for those seeking to enter the business. Inspired by International Women’s History Month which takes place in March of each year, Papapietro Perry Winery along with other participating wineries, share a common goal of establishing a scholarship fund that benefits women within, or pursuing, education or career advancement in the wine industry. In the interim, please consider visiting our donations and scholarships page to support a worthy organization that empowers women in wine or to apply for eligible scholarships in Wine Education.


Click on the image of each exceptional woman in wine below to reveal their bio. Scroll down to nominate.

Theresa Heredia - Winemaker at Gary Farrell Winery
Tammy Boatright and Lindsay Kana
Ashley Herzberg, Winemaker & Vicky Farrow, Proprietor / CEO Amista Vineyards
Renae Perry - Owner/CEO of Papapietro Perry Winery
Marimar Torres - Founder/ Vintner Marimar Estate Vineyards & Winery
Dorothy Gaiter - Senior Editor of Grape Collective
Yolanda Papapietro - Owner/Distributor Relations for Papapietro Perry Winery
Caterina Sacchet - Lead Winemaker at Carpineto
Tara Herrick - Chief Marketing Officer at marketing and communications company OMvino
Elizabeth Bourcier - Resident Vigneronne at Bionic Wines
Megan Hughes - Second-generation female winemaker at Barnard Griffin Winery
Lulu Handley - Second-generation female proprietor of Handley Cellars,
Roxie Ward - Winemaker at Miller Family Wines
Recha Bergstrom - CEO & Partner of Sandar & Hem Wines
Samantha Compono Harrigan – Chief Marketing Officer, Acker Wines
Brenna Quigley - Geologist & Terroir Specialist
Tiffany Britton - CEO & Winemaker at Brainstorm Cellars, President of The Alliance of Women in Washi
Kim Engelhardt - Owner/Winemaker, Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
Emma Kudritzki Hall - Winemaker, Mauritson Wines
Monika Bielka-Vescovi – Napa Valley Wine Academy Director of Education Center, & Instructor, DipWSET
Erica Nonni
Jessica Link - Owner of Linked Vineyards
Devin Parr - Founder & Managing Partner, Devin Parr & Associates
Stephanie Honig - International Sales and PR for Honig Vineyards
Karen MacNeil - President of Karen MacNeil & Company; The Wine Bible
Allison Levine - Owner of Please the Palate
Virginie Boone - Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast Media
Emma Swain - CEO of St. Supery Estate
Daisy Penzo - Proprietor, Tuscany Wines Import
Jennifer DiDomizio - Director of Marketing & Communications, Acker Wines
Mira Vojinovic - Social Media Director / Wine Consultant & Sommelier, Acker Wines
Sadie Drury - General Manager, Seven Hills Vineyard
Heidi Von Der Mehden - Winemaker, Merry Edwards Winery
Nicole Carter - President, Roederer Collection USA (Merry Edwards Winery, Diamond Creek, Roederer Es
Cindy Rynning - United States Wine Writer
Jamie Knee -Wine Educator, Writer & Int’l. Judge
Janet Kampen - Head of Instructional Design at Napa Valley Wine Academy
Julie Pedroncelli St. John - Board Chair, Vice President Marketing and 3rd Generation Family Owner
Katie Barnett - Director of Indiana Wine // Purdue Wine Grape Team Marketing Extension Specialist
Stephanie Miskew - Job Title/Business: Certified Sommelier, Wine Educator, Author of The Glamorous G
Elizabeth Smith - Copywriter at Naked Wines USA EMAIL
Lynn Penner-Ash - Founding Winemaker of Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
Eugenia Keegan -  Vice President, Winery Ops & Business Development of Jackson Family Wines
Sarah Wuethrich - Winemaker at Maggy Hawk
Deborah Brenner - Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits
Luisa Ponzi - Winemaker / Owner of Ponzi Vineyards
Maria Ponzi - President / Director of Sales & Marketing of Ponzi Vineyards
Wynne Peterson-Nedry - Winemaker at Ribbon Ridge Winery
Kristin Belair - Winemaker, Honig Vineyard & Winery
Ashley Egelhoff - Assistant Winemaker, Honig Vineyard & Winery
Courtney Wagoner - Winemaker, Martinelli Winery & Vineyards
Pam Starr - Founding Winemaker/Owner, Crocker & Starr
Nancy J. Sabatini, Wine Director Mainstreet Wines & Spirits
Regina Weinstein - Director of Marketing/Retail, Honig Wineryard & Winery
Barbara Banke - Proprietor and Chairman, Jackson Family Wines
Harvest Duhig - Grower~Maker~Proprietress of Duhig Wines
Marisa China - Owner, PortoVino
Michele Padberg - Co-Owner, Co-Business Management Team and Advanced Sommelier for Vivac Winery
Nicole Kearney - Vintner/Founder of Sip & Share Wines
Colette Simpson - Director of DTC at Three Sticks Wines
Shelly Golly -  Controller of Price Family Vineyards & Estates
Brenda Lynch - Owner/Winemaker of Mutt Lynch Winery
Kristie Tracey - Owner, Winemaker of Tessier Winery
Nicole Walsh - Owner and Winemaker of Ser Winery
Kristy Melton - Winemaker, Freemark Abbey
Jennifer Wall - Winemaker at Barefoot Wines
Beth Lemke - Owner, A Grape In The Fog
Prema Behan - Co-Founder / General Manager at Three Sticks Wines
Lacey Lybecker - Owner, Cairdeas Winery
Katherine Jarvis - President, Jarvis Communications
Kathy Joseph - Owner and Winemaker, Fiddlehead Cellars
Lisa Packer - Owner/Winemaker, Warr-King Wines
Kathleen Inman - Owner and Winemaker, Inman Family Wines
Marisa Sergi - Chief Commercial Officer, L'uva Bella Winery
Janie Brooks - Managing Director, Brooks Wine
Katie Santora - Winemaker, Chehalem Winery
Carrie Wynkoop - Owner, Cellar 503
Kristina Shideler - Winemaker, Arrowood Vineyards
Katie Bunddschu - VP, Sales and Marketing, Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Marcia Torres Forno - Winemaker, Matanzas Creek Winery
Anne Sery - Winemaker, Hyland Estates
Christy Serrato - CEO & Founder, Pair Anything, Inc
Diane Carter - Owner/Founder, Uncorked
Ondine Chattan - Head Winemaker, SHARE A SPLASH wine co.
Michelle Alger, co-owner of Fable Farms
Susan Hayes -  V.P of Sales & Partner, Pacific Northwest MO Cellar Selections
Mari Jones - Partner & President, Emeritus Vineyards
Sarah Hanson Citron - Co-founder and Vice President of Marketing, Bricoleur Vineyard
Melissa Burr - Vice President of Winemaking, Stroller Wine Group
Kate Payne Brown - Reserve Winemaker, Stoller Family Estate

Cheers to the many women pioneering the wine industry!

We are excited to introduce the first National Women in Wine Day on March 25, 2021, founded by a California winery that was co-created and is co-owned, by two women. Inspired by International Women’s History Month which takes place in March of each year, National Women in Wine Day will be a celebration that will take place annually on the 25th of March


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Renae Perry & Yolanda Papapietro
Founders of #WomeninWineDay

“There are many women who have pioneered in the wine industry, a business that has historically been primarily male. We cannot wait to celebrate and tell the stories about these women,” said Papapietro Perry CEO Renae Perry, “As part of Women's History Month, March 25 is a natural day to celebrate the many Women in Wine across the globe. Recognizing Women in Wine may attract future generations of women to the wine industry, whether working as winemakers, CEOs, marketing directors, viticulturists, writers, influencers and more!”