GARDEN STATE WINE GROWERS ASSOCIATION HOSTS WOMEN IN WINE NEW JERSEY MEET AND GREET
Wine Tasting and Networking Event for Wine Industry Professionals at Garden State Wine Growers Association Headquarters
WHAT: The Garden State Wine Growers Association is proud to host an inaugural meet-and-greet networking event with Women in Wine NJ designed for industry professionals and those who aspire to explore a career in wine. The Women in Wine NJ consists of women within the wine industry; the group’s mission is to unite and provide an inclusive, dedicated, supportive, and educational community. Each of the women of New Jersey wineries comes from varied backgrounds and levels of expertise ranging from behind the vines to business management.
This industry event includes networking and collaboration with the Garden State Wine Growers Association Women in Wine Caucus members, tasting New Jersey wines, and learning about the possible career opportunities within the wine and viticultural industry.
WHO: Devon Perry, Executive Director of Garden State Wine Growers Association
Garden State Wine Growers Ambassadors
Victoria Reader, Founder of Women in Wine NJ and Chair of the Women in Wine Caucus
Women in Wine NJ Members
WHEN: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
4:00 – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Garden State Wine Growers Association Headquarters
205 N Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
“My purpose behind the development of the Women in Wine NJ group is focused on education and networking,” said Victoria Reader, Founder of the Women in Wine NJ. “I want to educate women on the opportunities in the winemaking industry and provide an inclusive environment for exchanging ideas, networking, and collaboration in the company of fellow wine growers.”
Owner of Hawk Haven in Cape May and incoming GSWGA Chairperson Kenna Wuerker is also part of the New Jersey Women in Wine group. “Women in Wine has been a great platform that allows women to join forces with other women in the industry and learn and grow together,” Wuerker says.
“Hosting an event that allows for networking amongst the state’s women winemakers and wine industry professionals provides an opportunity to meet the talented women of New Jersey’s wine industry,” said Devon, Executive Director of the Garden State Wine Growers Association. “As of 2022, more than 60 wineries and vineyards flourish throughout all corners of New Jersey’s grape-loving acres, and we are thrilled to have these women represent New Jersey wine country with their leadership and expertise.”
About the Garden State Wine Growers Association
The Garden State Wine Growers Association is a non-profit organization that furthers vineyard and wine industries in New Jersey through branding, marketing, public relations, education, legislation, and regulation. From their founding in 1987, they have encouraged wine enthusiasts to visit wineries across New Jersey. They have strategically used wine education initiatives, marketing campaigns, and special events to do so. The GSWGA is also motivated to improve quality of grapes and wine produced in New Jersey, being a valuable resource to NJ vineyards and wineries. To learn more, visit Garden State Wine Growers Association.
About the Women in Wine NJ
Women in Wine NJ was founded in 2021 by Victoria Reader, South Jersey native and Cellar Master and Vineyard Manager at Amalthea Cellars, to create a safe space to exchange ideas, network, collaborate, and promote education by teaching Women in Wine about different aspects of the industry. Known as the Garden State Wine Growers Association’s Women in Wine Caucus internally, the objective of Women in Wine NJ to help women become more aware of the opportunities that exist in the winemaking industry and to empower them to follow their dreams.