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Gina Gallo
E&J Gallo
Gina is vice-president of winemaking for both Gallo Estate Wines and her own creation, the Gallo Signature Series. She was apprenticed to 30-year winemaking veteran Marcello Monticello, one of the most respected of the Gallo winemakers, and a trusted friend of her father and grandfather.
Pauline Lhote
Director of Winemaking
Lhote is the second female winemaking director at Chandon. At the age of 14 she decided to be a winemaker, and never wavered. She progressed from an intern, to assistant winemaker to head winemaker. She was named to Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2017.
Gaelle Goossens
Senior Winemaker
Veuve Clicquot
Gaelle joined Veuve Clicquot and the Development, Innovation and Communication of Oenology team mid-2016. Gaelle has led the department since 2019. During the harvest, she is in charge of the Verzy pressing centre in the Montagne de Reims and of the Pinot Noir vinification. 
Elizabeth McCall
Master Distiller
Woodford Reserve
Elizabeth was hired by the R&D team at Brown-Forman in 2009. She works on the development of new products within Woodford Reserve. Additionally, she interacts one-on-one with consumers and works to define the quality sensory standard to which every batch of Woodford Reserve must comply.
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Debbie Juergenson
Juergenson began her career in winemaking in 1995. She enjoys pushing boundaries to give people a memorable experience. She is best known for her mastery of blending wines. For Apothic Red, she has mixed Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Nicole Hitchcock
Head Winemaker
J Vineyards
Nicole joined E. & J. Gallo Winery as a winemaker in 2004. She now serves as head winemaker for J Vineyards and Winery, overseeing all aspects of winemaking, from vineyard to bottle.
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Beth Liston
Director of Winemaking
Dark Horse
Beth is the director of winemaking for Dark Horse. She has worked for Gallo for the last 14 years; working her way up to her current role. She is the architect behind Dark Horse’s impressive lineup of wines. 
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Meaghan Frank
Vice President
Dr. Konstantin Frank
Meaghan is the fourth generation winegrower. She has revolutionized the way the winery is run as well as the quality of the wines. She runs the day-to-day operations at the winery with a focus on winemaking direction, staff satisfaction, export markets, and guest experience.
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Pam Heilman
Master Distiller
Pam Heilman became the first woman since Prohibition to serve as Master Distiller at a Kentucky Distillers Association distillery. She is regarded as one of America's most talented distillers.
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Jennifer Wall
One of the world’s most-awarded winemakers. Jennifer has crafted more than 30 wines for Barefoot’s growing collection. She’s been with Barefoot for over 20 years, and crafts what just be might America’s most recognized wine label.
Holly Shishik
Saratoga Courage
Holly Shishik owns the Saratoga Courage Distillery in in Greenfield Center, NY. A visit to the distillery is an observation of female power. The women who work there are producing 8,000 one liter bottles a month or 1,333 cases.
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Alex Thomas
Master Blender
The Sexton
One of few women in whiskey. Master Blender at Sexton Irish Whiskey. Creator of The Sexton. "I'm a firm believer that we can all do anything we want to do as long as we put our mind to it, regardless of gender."
Lesley Gracie
Legendary Master Distiller at Hendrick's Gin. Gracie, a former scientist who had been with William Grant & Sons for many years developing different flavor profiles, created the original Hendrick’s Gin recipe in the late 1990s. She was inducted into the Gin Magazine Hall of Fame in 2021.
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Cristina Mariani-May
President & CEO
As CEO of the burgeoning wine empire, Mariani-May has pushed the brand towards modern and sustainable practices. It was on her watch that Castello Banfi became the first winery in the world to receive a triple ISO designation, awarded for exceptional environmental, social, and ethical responsibility.
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Leigh Hazlitt Triner
Leigh Hazlitt Triner and her brother Doug are the sixth generation of Hazlitts growing grapes and orchard fruit on the land their family purchased back in 1852. While the winery was established in 1985 by her parents Jerry and Elaine Hazlitt, Leigh, then 10, grew up learning from scratch every step in the process from the vineyards to the bottle.
Emily DuBoce
Blanc de Bleu
At Blanc de Bleu, we believe that wine should never be boring. And that is why we were inspired to create a blue sparkling wine from the finest California Chardonnay grapes with a touch of blueberry.
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Terri Balletto
VP and Founder
Balletto Vineyards
Terri Balletto joined the family when she married John Balletto in 1988. While John applies his farming skills
to the vineyards, Terri oversees many of the winery’s back office operations. All the jobs behind the scenes that make the winery run efficiently fall under her purview.
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Caley Shoemaker
Head Distiller
Hangar 1
Head distiller at Hangar 1 Vodka. Caley oversaw the release of the brand’s buzziest spirit: rosé vodka. Caley is one of a few female distillers in the beverage industry. She is a member of Ladies of American Distilleries organization.
Dafna Mizrahi & Melissa Del Savio
Curamia is almost entirely female-founded, female-financed, and female-staffed, including the distillery workers, 95% of whom are women. Its liquid extraction model is recognized by the Tequila Regulatory Council for its sustainable distillation process by utilizing water for the cleanest possible product. 
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Marsha Milam
Milam & Greene
Entrepreneur Marsha Milam partnered with Heather Greene, Master Blender, and Master Distiller Marlene Holmes. The trio’s experiments in sourcing, blending and finishing are the focus of the business. With its innovation and fortitude, Milam and Greene are setting new standards of excellence in the once-old boys’ network.
Hillhamn Salome
Founder & Master Distiller
Condesa Gin
Condesa is produced at Flor de Luna, a pioneering, women-owned-and-operated micro-distillery located in the heart of Mexico City. The distillery is founded by Maestra Destiladora (Master Distiller), Hillhamn Salome.
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Dr. Rachel Barrie
Master Blender
Glendronach, Glenglassaugh, BenRiach
Dr. Rachel Barrie started at Brown Forman in 2017 to work as a master blender, charged with handling whisky creation across their then recently-acquired distilleries of GlenDronach, Benriach, and Glenglassaugh.
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Kelsey McKechnie
Malt Master
 McKechnie was appointed Malt Master in 2022. Known for her progressive yet respectful approach to crafting The Balvenie’s whiskies, McKechnie has become an integral part of the team, taking on responsibility in all aspects of the malt master role.
Bronya Shillo
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Founder & CEO of Fishers Island Lemonade. Since the brand’s inception, they’ve been a member of 1% for the Planet, an organization that connects companies wishing to donate funds to environmental organizations in need of funding. In addition to that, FIL gives back to every nonprofit on Fisher's Island.
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Benedicte Hardy
Hardy Cognac
The House of Hardy is run by Bénédicte Hardy, the fifth generation of Hardy cognac makers. The House of Hardy produces a wide range of quality cognacs, including VS, VSOP, XO, XO Rare, Noces d’ Argent, Noces d’ Argent, Noces d’ Pearl, Noces de Diamant, and Noces de d’Albâtre.
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Remi Cohen
CEO & Winemaker
Domaine Carneros
In 2020, Remi Cohen joined the Domaine Carneros family as CEO, taking over from illustrious founding winemaker and former CEO Eileen Crane and continuing the winery’s tradition of visionary female leadership. 
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Vitalie Taittinger
Vitalie Taittinger joined her father in 2007, when he repurchased the Taittinger Champagne House. Vitalie was convinced about the need to work alongside him, sustaining  the strong family spirit behind the Champagne House.
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Natasha Bridge
Co-Owner & Blender
Taylor Fladgate
Natasha Bridge represents the next generation of the Robertson family in the Port trade, and is a descendant of the Yeatman line of Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman. With a phenomenal memory for the Ports she has tasted over the years and a drive for quality and complexity, she is the leading lady in Port today.
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Lisa Elovich
One With Life
Lisa is the founder of One With Life Organic Tequila. “The message behind the tequila is a message of living your life with compassion, kindness and courage and being fully present for all those around you and being kind to the environment,” says Elovich.
Sue White
Sue adopts a democratic approach to management, each individual encouraged to contribute fresh ideas, each to flourish in their own role. She also knows the value of being surrounded by staff she can trust to do their best for the business. In turn, they know she is relentless about one thing; the integrity of the Whitehaven name and her enthusiasm for the winery.

Karina Arroyo
Allegro Wines
Karina combines her passion for winemaking with inspiration from her friends and family, and in doing so she's bridging the gap between traditional wines and modern winemaking to craft a delicious, sociable wine that anyone can enjoy!
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Amanda Gorter
Head Winemaker
Intercept Wines
With a degree in Biology and a Winemaking Certificate, Amanda spent years training under some of the industry’s best winemakers.
Amanda’s relentless dedication to the craft and creativity in winemaking transforms hand-selected grapes from Paso and Monterey vineyards into our award-winning line of Intercept Wines.
Saman Parsa
Storypoint is a true passion project for Saman, having worked with the wines since her first day at Frei Ranch. Now, as winemaker for Storypoint, she is excited to let her knowledge of science, love of the land and passion for winemaking shine throughout each wine.
Jenn Barak
Louis M. Martini
Jenn began her career as a Harvest Intern for Ridge Vineyard, and from there, her passion for winemaking only intensified. In 2018, Jenn was named Associate Winemaker at Louis M. Martini Winery where she helps uphold Louis M. Martini’s legacy of superior craftsmanship.
Kamee Knutson
Talbott Vineyards
Talbott Vineyards winemakers are keepers of a great history. Winemaker Kamee Knutson believes it is her responsibility to not only respect the past but also to innovate in the present, ushering the legacy of Talbott Vineyards into the future.
Kristin Scheelar
Columbia Winery
"We value creativity, innovative thinking and choose to honor the land with every release. I am proud to make wines that are true to their varietal character and reflect the unique regions where they grow – I get excited to see what nature will provide with each new vintage,” Kristin says.
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Sally Johnson Blum
Mullan Road Cellars
"As a winemaker, I strive to blend classical techniques and scientific training with an open mind and an eye to the future. My specialty is developing collaboration by finding common ground and tapping into the infectious passion that inspired every one of us to pursue a career in this historical and fascinating field. I am grateful for every single day that I spend walking among the vines."
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Dana Stemmler
Over 16 years at Bogle, Dana has honed her skills and continues to strive for excellence in each vintage. With her priority for creating exceptional wines, Dana balances time tested techniques with the latest technology to produce memorable and delicious wines.
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Katie Madigan
St. Francis
Katie’s relentless pursuit to make wines that reflect the beauty and uniqueness in each vintage is what got her to where she is today. Her vision has always been to “produce self-expressing, balanced wines from a region known most for its diverse terroir.”
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Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta
Tenuta San Guido
“For me, Tenuta San Guido is a cultural and natural heritage to be preserved and handed down to future generations. Here it is as if time has never passed but nothing is still, everything is alive"
Suzanne Groth
President & CEO
Suzanne first went to work selling wine for a fine-wine distributor. She returned to the family business in 1998, working in wine sales and public relations before leading sales and marketing, and succeeded her father Dennis as president in 2017. She is committed to ensuring the success of the family business and health of the property for their future.
Pamela Avilés
Head Winemaker
La Playa
Pamela obtained her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering with a master’s degree in Viticulture and Oenology at the University pf Chile. Working for Viña La Playa for 10 years, she’s excited to now be chief winemaker for all brands.
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Katie Hoggins
Katie has a phenomenal palate, and global winemaking experience spanning small and large wineries. Her enthusiasm to produce exciting wines, combined with her direct and efficient style, aligns well with the next generation of winemaking at Cline Family Cellars.
Nicole Walsh
Forging her own path as a female winemaker in a male dominated field, Nicole expresses that “it is empowering for other women to see a woman making wine. Women customers, when they taste the wine and I tell them I am the winemaker, their eyes light up, there is interest, more questions asked.”
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Anna McCarty
Kono Wines
Anna loves what each new harvest season brings, especially how the flavors and aromatics continuously develop and evolve from fruit into wine. Bringing all the elements together at blending, her challenge is to make the sum greater than the individual parts when subtle changes can make a huge difference.
Margaret Leonardi
"Much like the principles of sustainability, I take a forward-thinking approach to every winemaking decision. . . Understanding how I want the wines to taste allows me to stay focused on the outcome when I plan vineyard visits, anticipate ripeness levels and decide when it’s time to harvest the grapes."
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Sarah Varela
Shaw Organic
Sarah joined Bronco Wine Co. as an Assistant Cellar Supervisor in 2021 and moved into winemaking after harvest 2021. Avid about crafting, design, and hiking, Sarah's creativity fuels her passion for making the highest quality wines made with organic grapes that are accessible, affordable and environmentally responsible.
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Isabel Mitarakis
Unrated is rooted in authenticity and pushes the limits of the traditional wine industry. Winemaker Isabel Mitarakis’ passion is reflected in her commitment to producing a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon that is true to the varietal. 
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Sang Milea
Milea Estate Vineyard
Sang grew up on a farm in Korea, and is the driving force behind the organic gardens at Milea Estate Vineyard. Sang is also an accomplished equestrienne, practicing the elegant and demanding sport of dressage. A food lover with a discerning palate, Sang and assists winemaker, Bruce Tripp, with blends.
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Rhonda Kallman
Boston Harbor Distillery
Boston Harbor Distillery was founded by Rhonda Kallman in 2012 to make whole-grain whiskey and other inventive spirits. She is considered one of America’s craft beverage industry thought leaders and as the pioneering woman in the beer industry, was able to lead the way for other women to earn the respect and credibility they deserve.
Belen Muñoz
Head Winemaker
Belasco de Baquedano
Belen obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Oenology at Mendoza University in Argentina. She worked for 8 years at a well-known winery in Tupungato and today she is the head winemaker at Belasco de Baquedano winery, makers of the renowned LLAMA wines.
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Niki Williams
Cakebread Cellars
Winemaker Niki Williams brings more than a decade of experience from some of Napa Valley’s most well-known wine estates including. Her philosophy and practice of crafting balanced, elegant blends make her a perfect complement to and continuation of Cakebread Cellar’s 50-year standard and history of winemaking. 
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Alison Crowe
Picket Fence
Alison Crowe has been making wine since 1995.  Crafting lots of wine from such premiere appellations as Russian River, Alexander Valley, Napa Valley and Santa Barbara County, Alison brings the vineyard directly to the client, from large nationally distributed wineries as well as hot start-up brands.
Mariah Carey
Black Irish
When she had the idea for Black Irish, Mariah Carey's goal was to create some more "Christmas magic". Black Irish Cream was named in honor of Mariah's mixed heritage (she was born to a Black-Venezuelan father and an Irish mother). Her goal was to, similarly, share a product that was special to her that people could connect to in their own way—whether it’s making new traditions or a unique cocktail.