A Night Out to Raise a Glass to Strong Women in Wine

Lift Collective, an Austin 501(c)(3) multi-channel platform widening the aperture of intersectionality in the wine industry, has partnered with Vins de Bordeaux to help activate its ‘Strong Women of Bordeaux’ campaign that showcases the collective talent of the women winemakers of the region. This first collaboration between the women winemakers of Bordeaux and Lift Collective highlights their shared commitment to support equity and inclusion for all in the wine business.

On October 27, Lift Collective will invite the Austin wine community and its supporters to Aviary Wine & Kitchen to taste 18 3-liter bottles from 12 different all-women producers and winemakers. The evening will raise funds for Lift Collective’s “Entrepreneurial Scholarship,” which supports budding talent in the wine industry.

The pouring will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the first 100 guests receiving a complimentary ‘Strong Women of Bordeaux’ wine tumbler to commemorate the cause. Individuals interested in attending the event can RSVP at www.liftcollective.org. Suggested donations start at $100 for a general tasting pass. Guests can also become a “Lift Collective Annual Contributor” at the Friend and Sustainer levels that come with additional perks for future industry programs and experiences.

In the spring of 2022, Lift Collective will bring the wine community together for its annual conference in Austin, TX. This two-day event will gather beverage and hospitality leaders for discussions around current issues harming historically underrepresented communities within the industry and ignite the steps that need to be taken towards creating solutions for them to advance, belong and thrive. A special public tasting will kick off the festivities.


Featured Women Winemakers of Bordeaux

This is the first time that the Women Winemakers of Bordeaux are partnering with Lift Collective to spotlight their cause in Texas. The participating women winemakers and châteaux from Bordeaux represent the rich diversity of their region. From renowned reds to dry and sweet whites, their wines capture the artistry and depth of various Bordeaux appellations from myriad perspectives, including family-owned wineries and newcomers. 

  • ●  Youmna Asseily, Owner and Winemaker, Château Biac (Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux)

  • ●  Sophia Sanchez, General Manager, château Citran (Bordeaux Supérieur),

  • ●  Gwen Corre, Export Manager, Caves de Rauzan (Bordeaux)

  • ●  Véronique Barthe, Owner and Winemaker, Château La Freynelle (Bordeaux & Bordeaux blanc),

  • ●  Angelique Armand, Winemaker, Château La Rame (Bordeaux & Bordeaux blanc),

  • ●  Bérangère Tesseron, Owner and Winemaker, Château Larrivaux (Haut-Médoc),

  • ●  Alexandra Robin, Owner and Winemaker, Château Rol Valentin (Saint-Émilion Grand Cru)

  • ●  Pauline Dufour, Owner and Winemaker, Château Simon (Sauternes & Graves),

  • ●  Marie Courselle, Owner and Winemaker, Château Thieuley (Bordeaux rouge & Bordeaux blanc),

  • ●  Erika Smatana, Export Manager, Clarence Dillon Wines (Bordeaux rouge & Bordeaux blanc),

  • ●  Valérie Gosselin Conche, Commercial Director, Les Vignerons Reunis De Monsegur (Bordeaux)


Oct 27 2021


6:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 27 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm

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