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.


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


Christine Clair
Winery Director, Willamette Valley Vineyards

Jennifer Clark 
Controller, Sokol Blosser Winery

Julie Dalrymple

Marketing & Communications Director, Classic Wines Auction

Tom Danowski
CEO/Executve Director, Oregon Wine Board

James Frey
Winemaker / Owner, Trisaetum

Sarah Graves
Chief Relationships Officer, InviteCHANGE

Kristin Marchesi
Director of Operations, Beck Family Estates  


Meredeth McGough 
Production Winemaker, Union Wine Co.


Merritt Olson
Director of Sales, Mitchell Wine Group

Morgen McLaughlin
Executive Director, Willamette Valley Wineries Association

Amy Prosenjak
President, A to Z Wineworks

Briana Seeley - President
VP Consumer Sales, Adelsheim Vineyards

Alison Sokol Blosser 
Co-President/CEO, Sokol Blosser Winery


Andrea Frey
Co-Founder, Trisaetum

Annette Gregorich
Director of Human Resources, Young’s Market Company

Jessica King
Country Financial


Molly McWhorter
Cellar Club Manager, Willakenzie, Penner Ash


Brianna O'Gorman
Portfolio Manager, Mitchell Wine Group


Susan Sokol Blosser
Founder, Sokol Blosser Winery


Hope Telford
Winery Studio Director, richard brown architect aia


Brent Workman
VP, Portland Branch Manager, Young’s Market Company - Oregon


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Website photos: Kathryn Elsesser

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