In March we proudly celebrate International Women’s Day by recognising Australia’s fantastic talent pool of trailblazing female winemakers.
There are females working in many different roles across the wine industry, and whilst we celebrate them all, our 2020 Women in Wine pack is dedicated to winemakers. These winemakers lead the way in making wine from fruit grown in a way that looks after the current and future health of the environment and its people.
#EachforEqual is this year’s theme and hashtag. Every year the campaign runs all year long. In 2020 the campaign highlights gender equality, the benefits to business and how everyone can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.
Here’s what you can do now to get involved to celebrate two incredibly important things: wine and the women that create it.
Keep up to date with Women in Wine achievements
This is perhaps the most obvious way you can both appreciate and deepen your knowledge of both subjects. There is an army of passionate, talented, and determined women trying to make a difference to Australian wine. There’s no better place to start than our 2019 Woman in Wine blog, an interview with three of our favourite female Australian winemakers – Josephine Perry (Dormilona Wines), Melanie Chester (Sutton Grange Wines) and Charlotte Hardy (Charlotte Dalton Wines).
This year we feature four more award winning winemakers – Jo Marsh (Billy Button), Vanya Cullen (Cullen) and duo Mijan Patterson and Livia Maiorana. (South by South West) – they join Josephine Perry (Dormilona Wines) and and Charlotte Hardy (Charlotte Dalton Wines).
For more information on the who’s who of females in the Australian wine industry head over to the Women in Wine Awards website and check out current and previous winners.
Swirl, Sip and Immerse in a great read
Women’s literature is a vibrant and essential element in the fight for women’s rights. With a wealth of successful and inspirational female authors, you’re not short of options if you want to celebrate and support those individuals helping to elevate the place of women in the wine industry. Grab a glass from your Woman in Wine pack and read on!
I’m reading Natural Wine for the People, by natural wine writer and journalist Alice Feiring. In her latest book Natural Wine for the People, she focuses on minimal intervention, lack of additives, and organic and biodynamic growing methods. Alice is a passionate advocate of natural wine, and explains all the technical wine terms with ease. Her books are always a fabulous and educational read!
For more wine education references, Wine Folley’s Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack create easy to understand books with colourful and engaging graphics to get lost in for hours.
Reflect and Raise a Glass
Doing something for yourself this International Women’s Day is a must! Take the time to reflect and raise a glass. The day itself is all about moving towards a world with an equal gender-balance, that’s definitely worth clinking a glass to.
We’ve put together our very own Women In Wine pack of hand-selected wines from the award-winning winemakers. Treat yourself to a delicious 6 or 12 pack of sustainable wine AND support women in wine, kicking goals and making a difference. To help you celebrate we have a special offer – buy 5 mixed bottles and receive a bonus bottle of Billy Button Blanco or Rosso (valued $20).
Live the hashtag
An equal world is an enabled world #EachforEqual is the theme and hashtag for this year’s International Woman’s Day – a mantra you can take into your experience of wine by supporting wine grown and made by women. Don’t forget to take a pic of your wine for Instagram and tag #womeninwine #eachforequal