Papapietro Perry Winery’s National Women in Wine Day is making a return appearance this year on March 25.
Following the success of the Healdsburg, California winery co-owners’ inaugural event last year, the event inspired by International Women’s History Month has become an annual tradition that celebrates and supports women in the wine industry
National Women in Wine Day founders Renae Perry and Yolanda Papapietro are two of the owners of Papapietro Perry Winery in Sonoma County. Each has been involved in the creation, production and operation of the winery since its inception and have always aimed to support the careers, opportunities and contributions of women in the wine industry.
The mission of #WomeninWineDay is to support women in wine while also providing empowerment and resources for those seeking to enter the business.
“We began telling the stories of women in wine last year, as part of Women’s History Month. Our National Women in Wine Day social initiative has grown dramatically as we continually tell the varied stories of women in wine,” Perry said.
Papapietro Perry Winery is recognizing women in wine at WomenInWineDay.com, and welcoming suggestions of women to be honored and added to that site. Women are featured on social media platforms using hashtags #WomenInWineDay and #NationalWomenInWineDay. Individuals are encouraged to visit the National Women in Wine Day donations and scholarships page to support a worthy organization that empowers women in wine or to apply for eligible scholarships in wine education.
“Along with other participating wineries, we share a common goal of establishing a scholarship fund that benefits women within, or pursuing, education or career advancement in the wine industry,” Papapietro said.