March 8th, International Women’s Day, is a day to celebrate women’s achievements, past and present. March is also women’s history month, a time to note women in history, but also women making history. Throughout most of wine’s long history, women were not invited to the winemaking field. The women who did take part in winemaking made their mark, like the Widow Clicquot, who created the method for clarified Champagne. But as in most trades, since women have joined, they have been making quite a splash.
Women are making waves in the wine world, from winemaking itself to management positions. Here are 18 women and their wines to toast to their success.
*This list only includes 18, though it could have gone on for much longer. Please add more in the comments section.
Madina Papadopoulos is a New York-based freelance writer, author and regular contributor to Paste. You can follow her drink adventures on Instagram and Twitter.