A B O U T

The idea of Fermenting Change in Oregon began in 2015 following Susan Sokol Blosser’s participation in a conference filled with 500 men and women in the wine industry from around the country. Susan sat on a panel bringing insight to Oregon wine through the lens of family business and generational planning. Following Susan’s time there was a serious moment of reflection, we sat over breakfast and thought, this fills a gap in the Oregon industry. There are many collaborative events in Oregon but none that specifically focus on women. 

 

Oregon has long been known for forging new paths; from planting varieties on a new frontier to putting wine in a can. With that is a beautiful history of women; their stories thread through the Oregon story seamlessly. As we move forward in Oregon, we see more and more women at the table. Through Women in Wine, we hope to bring those voices forward in a more balanced way. To create a platform of inclusion for all. Diversity is the key to the future of all business and the Oregon wine industry is no different. Women in Wine seeks to be a part of the change. As Oregon has shown for decades, a rising tide lifts all boats. Women in Wine seeks to support the next chapter of the Oregon story. We see an opportunity for personal and professional development for all people in the wine industry, vineyard to front-line sales.

Women in Wine: Oregon is a nonprofit 510(c)(6) trade association. 

OUR MISSION

Women in Wine Oregon provides a platform of inclusion for the advancement of female leadership in the wine and beverage industry. We provide opportunities for personal and professional development through an annual conference, community engagement events, and a mentorship program. As a membership-based nonprofit, we serve as a catalyst for “fermenting change” through empowerment, engagement, diversity, and accountability.

OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Women in Wine: Oregon was founded on a platform of inclusion with the intention of fermenting positive change through empowerment, engagement, diversity, and accountability. Through both our words and actions, we are dedicated to recognizing the rich diversity of voices in our community, with a focus on opening doors for the many individuals who have been historically underrepresented or excluded. By embracing differences, actively seeking diverse perspectives, and advocating for the values of equity and inclusion, we strive to create a more vibrant and diverse Oregon wine community that champions equality, while treating all individuals with dignity and respect.

B O A R D

Julie Dalrymple - President & Marketing Committee Chair

Membership & Sponsorship Coordinator, Willamette Valley Wineries Association

Meredith McGough - Past President & Secretary 
Production Winemaker, Union Wine Co
 

Ocean Yap-Powell - Vice President & Community Relations Committee Co-Chair
Founder, Rootstock PDX; West Coast Wine Specialist, E&R Wine Shop

Jennifer Clark - Treasurer
Controller, Sokol Blosser Winery

Carrie Anderson - Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair
On-Premise Sales Rep, Co-President Women’s Partner Network, Young’s Market Company - Oregon

Tara Bomberger
VP, Finance; A to Z Wineworks

Ashley Bradfield - Community Relations Committee Co-Chair
Vineyard Manager & Winemaker, Applegate Alliance 

Tiquette Bramlett

President, Vidon Winery

Christine Clair
Winery Director, Willamette Valley Vineyards

Stacey Gibson
Partner, Park Avenue Wines

 

Stephanie Hoffman

Marketing Manager, Stoller Family Estate

Katie Horley

Chelsea Janzen
Raptor Ridge Winery

Sue Martinez
VP National Accounts - On Premise, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Kate Payne Brown - Programming Committee Chair
Winemaker, Stoller Family Estate

Morgen McLaughlin
Executive Director, Willamette Valley Wineries Association

Briana Seeley 
Director of Sales & Marketing, Argyle Winery

Hope Telford
Owner, Telford Brown Studio Architecture

Vince Vidrine
Winemaker, Benton Lane Winery