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Meet The 'Women With Bottle' Winemakers

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Meet The 'Women With Bottle' Winemakers

Our new campaign Women With Bottle launched last week and it's already priving popular, with POS going out to a number of independent wine merchants and on-trade customers across the UK and trade titles Harpers and Drinks Business writing about it on their websites.

 

Here's a brief look at the 17 female winemakers featured in the campaign:

Samantha O’Keefe: Lismore, Greyton, South Africa
A native Californian, Sam makes award-winning cool-climate wines in the tiny ward of Greyton in South Africa.

Alicia Eyaralar: Tandem, Navarra, Spain
Alicia began her winemaking career in Bierzo - where she was the only female winemaker in the region - before founding Tandem with her partner-in-wine Jose Maria Fraile.

Steffi Weegmüller-Scherr: Weingut Weegmüller, Pfalz, Germany
Steffi has been making the highest quality Pfalz wines for more than 25 years aided and abetted by a largely female team at the winery and behind the scenes.

Ayana Misawa: Grace, Yamanashi, Japan
Ayana makes wine in Japan’s Yamanashi Prefecture from the revered Koshu grape - the Grace Winery whites are some of the finest around.

Françoise Bedel: Champagne Françoise Bedel, Champagne, France
Regarded as a pioneer in Champagne for her sustainable approach to winemaking, her hands-off wines are some of the characterful being made in Champagne today.

Estelle Roumage: Chateau Lestrille, Bordeaux, France
Estelle embodies this outstanding family domaine in Entre-deux-Mers, close to St Emilion, her wines are delicate and precise and consistently punch above their appellation.

Nadine Ferrand, Domaine Ferrand, Burgundy, France
Nadine Ferrand is the latest family member to take helm at the Domaine in the heart of Pouilly Fuissé and she has transformed the vineyard and winery since taking over in 1984.

Christine Vernay: Domaine Georges Vernay, Northern Rhone, France
When Georges Vernay retired in the mid-nineties his daughter Christine took on the estate - she excels at making exquisite Condrieu and Cote Rotie.

Juliette Joblot: Domaine Joblot, Burgundy, France
Juliette’s father Jean-Marc Joblet introduced her to winemaking on the family estate in Givry. She started making the wines herself in 2010 and has never looked back.

Eleonora Marconi: Castello di Nipozzano, Tuscany, Italy
In 2005 Eleonora worked a vintage at Castello di Nipozzano as an intern assisting the winemaker in the cellar - seven years later she joined the winemaking team full-time.

Louise Chéreau: Chéreau-Carré, Loire, France
Chéreau-Carré has always been a family affair, and Louise Chéreau is the third generation to work in the winery which was founded by her grandfather in 1960.

Sabine Mollard: Domaine Marc Morey, Burgundy, France
Sabine began working at the Domaine in 2003 and in her time there has initiated the transition to sustainable farming practices, the results are very impressive.

Isabelle Fort, Château La Fleur Grands Landes, Bordeaux, France
Isabelle is in charge of the winemaking at this 7-hectare estate in the Montagne St. Emilion district, making smooth, brilliantly-crafted wines.

Séverine Lemoine: Domaine des Cigalounes, Southern Rhone, France
Following a career in finance, Séverine Lemoine decided to follow her dream and make wine; she was given the opportunity to buy a small parcel of land in Lirac and has never looked back.

Cecile Dupuis: Château Beausejour de Bonalgue, Bordeaux, France
While working as a harvest intern in 2008 Cecile Dupuis clearly impressed and she was invited to join the team full time for the 2009, in a winemaking role.

Caterina Bellanova: San Marzano, Puglia, Italy
Trained biologist Caterina Bellanova makes wines that reflect the region and its native grape varieties.

Francesca Pratesi: Castello di Pomino, Rufina, Tuscany,  Italy
Born in Florence, Francesca began working for Marchesi Frescobaldi in 2004, first in the cellar then as the winemaker at the stunning Castello di Pomino estate.