Oregon Women in Wine
Monday, June 1, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Four leaders in Oregon wine discuss the state of the wine industry today and what might be ahead. We encourage you to purchase wine from these participating panelists to support their business. Links to purchase are listed below.
Also - don't miss the Women in Wine - Oregon Virtual Conference coming up July 20! It's a full day of inspiration, connection and celebration of women thriving in the wine industry and beyond.
Winemaker, Battle Creek Cellars
Bringing an ideal combination of ultra-premium and Pinot Noir winemaking experience, good business sense, viticultural passion, and an all-around ease of articulation about what makes Oregon so special, Sarah is the heart of Battle Creek Cellars.
A familiar name and face in Oregon, Sarah has been making wine in the Willamette Valley for eight years. She started her career in wine as an assistant winemaker with Belle Pente Vineyard in Carlton, after obtaining her winemaking and viticulture degree from the Northwest Wine Academy (South Seattle CC). She has been the principal winemaker for Omero Cellars since its start in 2008. Prior and concurrent to that she served as assistant winemaker for Willakenzie Estate. Sarah also worked abroad as cellar assistant with Akarua Vineyard and Winery in Central Otago, New Zealand.
Most recently, Sarah was selected as the winemaker for Quarantine Wine, produced by Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
Winery Director, Willamette Valley Vineyards
Christine’s love for Oregon wine began at an early age looking up at Willamette Valley Vineyards out the window of her room at the vineyard. Christine has always been a familiar face at the winery; as a young girl she would sell her friendship bracelets in the tasting room. Christine worked at the winery as a college intern and started making wine while she was a senior to launch her own brand based in Southern Oregon.
Her life-long connection and passion to fulfill the founders’ dream of making world-class Pinot Noir led her back to the winery where she now leads winemaking and vineyard operations, as well as sales and marketing. She is training to replace the Founder/CEO upon his retirement.
In 2018, Christine helped coordinate the Oregon Solidarity wines to help Southern Oregon winegrowers who had their contracts canceled just days before harvest citing smoke taint. The collaboration was awarded by Wine Enthusiast the Wine Star Award for Innovator of the Year.
Christine has been awarded Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Portland Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Wine & Spirits Educational Trust Future 50 Award.
Christine lends her support as a Board Member for the Willamette Valley Winery Association, International Pinot Noir Celebration and Women in Wine: Fermenting Change in Oregon.
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Owner & Winemaker, Et Fille Wines
Jessica Mozeico co-founded Willamette Valley winery Et Fille Wines, which means “and daughter,” with her father Howard Mozeico in 2003. Jessica grew up helping her dad with his winemaking hobby in their garage. She fell in love with wine, though it was a passion she cultivated from the sidelines as she pursued an undergraduate degree from Hamilton College, an MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania, and a career in biotechnology marketing. After years of leading biotechnology drug launches and marketing teams, Jessica founded Mozeico Consulting to provide strategic planning services.
Finally, Jessica and Howard decided to co-found Et Fille Wines. They ran the winery together until Howard’s untimely death. Jessica learned everything about winemaking from her dad. Today, Jessica operates the business, making elegantly complex wines inspired by her late father's legacy and her daughter's future.
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Winemaker, 00 Wines
Wynne's Oregon roots run deep. As a second generation winemaker from one of the pioneering families in the Willamette Valley wine industry, she is recognized as one of the leading voices in Willamette Valley wine community.
Wynne graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in chemistry in 2002 and quickly set out to explore the world. Realizing her heart was in the winemaking industry, Wynne enrolled in graduate school at University of California Davis, earning her Masters’ degree in Viticulture & Enology in 2008. Wynne worked harvests around the world including two vintages in New Zealand, one in Burgundy, and one in California before returning to the Willamette Valley in 2009.
Since her return, Wynne continues to represent her family’s legacy in Oregon’s winemaking as a second generation steward of the region and its history. Wynne has appeared on panels at the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration, the Oregon Wine Symposium, and is a leader in the Oregon LIVE Sustainable organization, which independently certifies the sustainable practices of winegrowers in the Pacific Northwest. Wynne is also a member of the founding advisory board of the Assemblage Symposium, an annual event that celebrates and discusses the roles of women in the wine industry.
In 2018, Wynne joined 00 Wines as the Willamette Valley Winemaker. She oversees day-to-day winemaking operations including working closely with farming partners, harvest production, élevage, and bottling.
Chief Relationship Officer + Generative Wholeness Practitioner, inviteCHANGE; Board member: Women in Wine - Oregon
Sarah passionately and practically pursues the development of leaders through intentional, organic growth. She emboldens leaders to create an environment where management is expansive, willing to move with agility beyond comfort zones, and to champion the individual and collective genius within the organization. With teams in transition she inspires connection, realignment and forward progress within the awkward movements of the changing landscape. Her belief is that coaching is as essential an element for an organization as the product or service the company produces. “An employee who grows personally, grows professionally” and coaching seeds growth.