Women have been winemakers since the beginning of time, even if they didn’t always get the credit they deserve. This class is a celebration of our favorite women winemakers across the globe, from France to California and onwards to Italy. Learn about the important women winemakers in history, and sample the great wines of up-and-coming winemakers.
The wine trade has come a long way in the last twenty years. When the director of the Wine School of Philadelphia attended the winemaking program at the University of California at Davis there were only 15 students who were women. That was back in 1998. Now, over half of the graduating class is female. National Wine School figures from 2016 show that over half of all sommeliers certifications are now earned by women.
At the Wine School, we focus on quality over quantity. Each wine list is curated by a top sommelier-instructor and often features rare bottles from the Director's private cellar. Just as important, the School does not promote or accept funds from national wine brands. This makes our offerings unique, not just in Philadelphia, but throughout the United States.
Along with our unique wine education classes, the Wine School offers a full academic schedule, including a diploma program. We have administered our program for over a decade and have developed courses for major universities. Graduates go on to become winemakers, sommeliers, authors, and industry leaders.