The Inaugural National Women in Wine Day

March 25, 2021

Today marks the first ever National Women in Wine Day. Founded by Renae Perry and Yolanda Papapietro, the co-owners and co-creators of Papapietro Perry winery in California, this will be an annual holiday to celebrate the many women who have been pioneers in the wine industry.

Anisya Fritz
Anisya Fritz Ph.D. – Proprietor and Director of Lynmar Estate – Lead Instructor for the Certificate in Wine Business Entrepreneurship

“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!”

Marcy Roth
Marcy Roth – Founder of Bacchus & Venus in Sausalito, CA

On this day, we’d like to take a moment to express our deep gratitude to all of the women in the California wine industry who have been influential to us in various capacities over the years.

Suzanne Hagins
Suzanne Hagins – Owner and Winemaker of Horse & Plow Winery

These are women who are leaders and who have elevated and inspired both us, and, many others along the way.

Sybil and Elizabeth
Sybil Ajay and Elizabeth Corsini – Founders and Owners of Springboard Wine Company

We are incredibly proud to name these women friends, colleagues, advisors, mentors and peers.

Jackie La Rocca
Jackie La Rocca – Director of Operations for Springboard Wine Company

Today, we are raising a glass in appreciation to these encouraging and motivational women and celebrating their achievements and influence.

Tracy Nielsen
Tracy Nielsen – Founder, CEO & Assistant Winemaker of la pitchoune winery

To learn more about more women in the wine industry, you can visit or search the hashtags #WomenInWineDay or #NationalWomenInWineDay on social media platforms.

Carol Shelton
Carol Shelton – Owner and Winemaker for Carol Shelton Wines A.K.A “The Queen of Zinfandel”

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