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.
B O A R D
Carrie Anderson - Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair
On-Premise Sales Rep, Co-President Women’s Partner Network, Young’s Market Company - Oregon
Brand Ambassador, Abbey Creek Vineyards
Winery Director, Willamette Valley Vineyards
Jennifer Clark - Treasurer
Controller, Sokol Blosser Winery
Julie Dalrymple - Marketing Committee Chair
CEO/Executive Director, Oregon Wine Board
Chief Relationships Officer, InviteCHANGE
Stephanie Hoffman - Community Relations Committee Chair
Direct Sales & Marketing Manager, Vidon Vineyard
Meredith McGough - President & Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair
Production Winemaker, Union Wine Co.
Director of Sales, Mitchell Wine Group
Executive Director, Willamette Valley Wineries Association
Briana Seeley - Secretary
Director of Sales & Marketing, Argyle Winery
Alison Sokol Blosser - Program Committee Chair
Co-President/CEO, Sokol Blosser Winery