Varietal: Chardonnay

La Cienega Vineyard Trestle 31 Wander + Ivy Poundstone

Where: Carneros, Sonoma County

Who: Melody Meckfessel is an accomplished software engineering executive that has been described by WIRED Magazine as “The Woman at the Heart of Everything Google Builds” and by Business Insider as “one of the most powerful women in tech”(Yeah. Wow!)

Hailing from generations of ranchers, including the matriarchal namesake Jessie Doris Poundstone, Melody continued the family farming tradition with the founding of Poundstone Wines in 2007. In the vineyard and cellar, she collaborates with winemaking partner Bruce Devlin; her brother Bryan Mann and sister-in-law Cristen Mann help lead operations.

Why: You’re craving a classic Chardonnay with a bit of extra vibrance and inspiration.

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It’s been two years since we launched Woman-Owned Wineries in the aftermath of a Sonoma County firestorm. Now, the area has been struck again. We in Sonoma County are a dedicated lot and we love our work! Show us you love it too by ordering bottles from the following list of wines from local female vintners. Many of the business owners here were directly impacted by wildfires.

We  appreciate similar lists that have been circulated. Some have lacked gender representation, so we’re here to help strike a balance.

In addition to ordering directly from these wineries, please consider signing up for our next Woman-Owned Wineries wine club shipment, which will benefit Wine Empowered, the new nonprofit educational endeavor for women and minorities.

Thank you for your support!

Amy Bess Cook

Founder, Woman-Owned Wineries

 

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