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.

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.

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 Chair
Marketing Manager & Wine Specialist, The Portland Wine Cellar

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

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, Irvine & Roberts

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

EVENT PLANNING & LOGISTICS

Andrea Frey

Brianna O'Gorman
Michael Cavanaugh

PROGRAMMING

Molly McWhorter
Meg Ordaz

MENTORSHIP

Eugenia Keegan

Emily Terrell

KC Marold

MARKETING

Amy Freeman

Robin Lee Simmons

Karla Erovick

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Ashley Bradfield

Erin Nielsen

Emily Zegar

Athena Pappas