Purpose: The Women in Wine Caucus is a community created for women in the wine industry of New Jersey. This group was formed to provide a space for women to network with others in the industry and learn about all the different opportunities there are in wine. It’s not only tasting room managers and general managers, but its owners, winemakers, vineyard managers, journalists, sommeliers, consultants, distributors, and so many more. We are here to provide education and training that may not typically be offered such as heavy machinery training, maintenance training, dormant pruning training, tasting training, and so much more. In addition, we provide a network and connection to the women involved, providing opportunities for jobs and meeting others. We will also be offering internship opportunities in the future!
This group was created with the thought that nationwide, only 17% of women are in the industry. There are many reasons for the percentage, which include not thinking of this as a serious career path, gatekeeping in the industry, lack of diversity and inclusion, token hires, and so much more. We are here to increase that percentage and to make this industry more accessible to everyone. The present and future of what the wine industry looks like is and will continue to evolve; that is exactly what we want.
History: The first meeting was on July 18, 2021, between three ladies in wine wanting to make a change and provide a much-needed space for women in the industry.
How to Join: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Handles: @women_wine_nj (Instagram)
We will also be making a Facebook group for people not in the industry to keep up with what we are doing but that has not been create