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Women in Texas Wine for Women's History Month

This month, Texas Hill Country Wineries added three new members and all of them are women-owned!



Wine for the People was founded by Rae Wilson, who is also the winemaker; Elisa Christopher is owned by Elisa and her husband, Christopher, who make their wines together; and Portree Cellars is owned by Janet Miertschin, who is also the winemaker, and her husband, Mark. 


THCW has many other amazing female owners and winemakers to celebrate this month.


Women Winemakers include Claire Richardson at Uplift, Assistant Winemaker at Ab Astris, Elizabeth Koynk, Winemaker at Driftwood Estate, Jackie van Sant Downes, Winemaker and owner at Kalasi Cellars, Nikhila Davis, Winemaker at Longhorn Cellars, Alana Martinez, Winemaker at Meierstone, Krystal Patel, Winemaker at Pedernales Cellars, Joanna Wilczoch, Winemaker at Torr Nah Lochs, Karen DeBerry, and Winemaker at Wildseed Farms, Dabs Hollimon.


The list of women who own or partially own wineries is even longer:

Winery

Owner

Owner

Ab Astris

Kristen Nelson

Erin Smith

Airis'Ele

Chris Perrenoud


Arch Ray & Fiesta Winery

Sally Baxter

Savannah McCoury

Becker



Bell Springs



Bending Branch

Allison Young


Bent Oak

Audrey Catalano


Bingham FBG

Betty Bingham

Marissa Bingham

Blue Lotus Hye

Melissa Poole


Carter Creek Winery



Driftwood

Laura Elliott


Dry Comal Creek



Duchman



Elisa Christopher Wines

Elisa Jones


Fall Creek

Susan Auler


Farmhouse JC

Katy Jane Seaton

Traci Furgeson

Flat Creek Estate

Eva Horton


Fredericksburg

Sandy Switzer


Grape Creek

Jennifer Heath


Hawk's Shadow



Heath Sparkling



Hilmy

Marianne Hilmy


Hye Meadow

Denise Batek


Invention



Inwood

Rose Mary Gatlin


Kalasi Cellars

Nikhila Davis


Kerrville Hills

Kelly Hagemeier


Kuhlman

Jennifer Cobb


Lewis

Julia Lewis


Limestone Terrace

Mody Stovall


Longhorn

Deanna Dickey


Lost Draw



Meierstone

Krystal Patel


Messina Hof HC

Karen Bonarrigo


Narrow Path



Pedernales

Julie Kuhlken


Perissos

Laura Martin


Pillar Bluff



Pontotoc

Frances Money


Portree Cellars

Janet Miertschin


Ron Yates

Glena Yates


Saint Tryphon



Silver Dollar Winery

Melanie Bowen


Sister Creek

Jessica Lombardi


Slate Theory

Justine Thompson

Emily Jones

Solaro

Erika Fritz

Barbara Haderlien

Spicewood

Glena Yates


Stone House

Angela Moench


Texas Heritage

Susan Johnson


Texas Hills

Kathy Gilstrap


Texas Wine Collective



Torr Na Lochs

Karen DeBerry


Turtle Creek

Sue Schulse


Uplift



Wedding Oak Winery



Westcave

Margaret Fetty


Wildseed Farms



William Chris

Katharine Brundrett


Wine For The People

Rae Wilson


Be sure to check out some of these women-owned wineries, or wines made by women, if you find yourself in the Hill Country soon!


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