Empowering customers to make socially conscious choices about the winegrowers they support.
We partner exclusively with women winegrowers/owners who produce organic and sustainable wines in France, Italy and beyond.
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Chardonnay from where chardonnay was born. This chardonnay hails from the Vézelay appellation in NE Burgundy about 50k from Chablis. Domaine La Croix Montjoie has been farming organically and will be fully certified organic in 2021. Sophie Woillez, pictured in her vines below, a trained agronomist and granddaughter of a vigneron, partners with her husband on this project. Delightful aromas of citrus, white fruits and flowers give way to a pleasant, crisp, fruity palate. This delicious wine, stylisitically reminiscent of a Chablis, is equally pleasing as an aperitif with starters, with charcuterie, seafood and shellfish and cheeses or all by itself! To paraphrase a couple of famous somms: "Some of the best village Chablis for the money is not even in Chablis, it's about 25 miles south in the village of Vézelay."
Hi Marilee - It was a pleasure to meet you and I love the rose! I have the 2nd bottle chilling in the fridge and gave the 3rd away as a gift :) Looking forward to trying your other offering soon! xoxo
I really enjoyed your knowledge and your obvious love of the vino!
We believe in women
We believe in wine
We believe in sustainability
We believe in having fun!
Our mission is to elevate the work of women in the world of wine
It’s time to tell their stories and drink their wines. Women have been producing enchanting wines throughout the ages, but so many of their stories have yet to be told. Men have run the world of wine for centuries. We elevate women by sharing their wines and their stories.
It brings us together in times of joy and sorrow. Wine is a mysterious elixir that for centuries has given us pleasure and eased our vexations. It is present at grand dinners as well as simple, solitary meals. It connects us with both nature and hedonism.
The most vibrant, alive and exciting wines are grown in living soil; soil that is part of a thriving and interconnected system of life. Taking care of the soil is essential so that it can keep giving us these marvelous wines.
What better way to celebrate great food, great moments and great friends than with wine? Wine doesn’t have to be pompous and fussy; its sole purpose is our pleasure and enjoyment. Let’s replace the stodgy and inscrutable parts of wine with fun!
Of course, we’re going to source and select delicious wines for you and bring them to you from earth to glass, but that’s not why you should join our movement. Join us because you believe in women, you believe in wine, you believe in sustainability.
Let’s have some fun together! We want you to connect with these women winegrowers through their wines (and you can come visit them with me if you want!).
About Our Founder:
Marilee Bramhall vividly remembers her first sip of wine; a left bank Bordeaux paired with a wonderful dinner prepared by her Dad. That single sip has led to a lifetime of curiosity and wonder. After nearly a decade in the WA and CA wine industry Marilee began her study of old-world wines. Since then, she has completed with the Highest Honors the certifications for French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar. She has completed the examination for WSET L2 with Distinction and is a French Wine Scholar Instructor for the Wine Scholar Guild at Cellar Muse Wine School cellarmuse.com. In addition Marilee has completed programs with the Bureau Interprofessionel des Vins De Bourgogne in Beaune, France: a Masterclass for Wine Educators and a Five-Day Bourgogne Wines Intensive Masterclass in Bourgogne, France. Marilee lives in Seattle with her husband Christopher and their yellow lab Aspen.
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