Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys

About the Book
Women Winemakers captures the passion, courage, and talent of the women who are successfully making their way in what has long been a male-dominated field. In this groundbreaking volume, Lucia and John Gilbert, professors and lovers of wine, set out to make women winemakers and their contributions to the wine industry more visible. The authors engaged in one-on-one conversations with dozens of trailblazing women winemakers from throughout California and important wine regions of France, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain. Their insightful book presents the Personal Odysseys of these trailblazers through the lens of four career pathways and the cultural histories of each wine region. Despite occurring in different cultures and times, the journeys of these women demonstrate a commonality of purpose and direction. Their stories will inspire current and future winemakers and educate wine enthusiasts about what enables the careers of women who make wine.
Foreword by Zelma Long, Trailblazing Winemaker and Industry Leader, Vilafonté, Stellenbosch, South Africa

About the Authors
Lucia Albino Gilbert, Professor Emerita of psychology at Santa Clara University and The University of Texas at Austin, is a noted scholar in the area of women's career pathways in male-dominated fields. Her recent research focuses on the progress and prospects of women winemakers in California and internationally. She and John developed the extensive educational website, Women Winemakers of California and Beyond, found at www.womenwinemakers.com. Lucia came to love wine growing up in an Italian family.

John C. Gilbert is Professor Emeritus of chemistry & biochemistry at Santa Clara University and the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a beekeeper for more than forty years. Through studying women winemakers, he has applied his extensive knowledge of organic chemistry to understanding the intricate details of winemaking. His own love of wine came through a passion for Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon.

About the Illustrator
Ted CoConis (www.tedcoconis.com), a well-known artist and member of the Illustrators Hall of Fame, created the book cover and the recurring grape cluster interior images.

Illustrator’s Cover Concept

Supplemental Material Winemaker Photo Reference: CA

Supplemental Material Winemaker Photo Reference: Global

Table of Contents

"A comprehensive, sensitive and personal documentation of women winemakers that will inspire, connect and facilitate women in our industry. A must read for the global Women in Wine network."
-Kate Radburnd, Fellow of New Zealand Winegrowers
Winemaker/Owner, Radburnd Cellars, Napier, New Zealand

"I've been following Lucia and John's research from the beginning and am grateful for their long, inclusive, birds-eye view of women in the winemaking profession. A week seldom goes by when I don't quote their statistics."
-Cathy Corison
Winemaker/Owner, Corison Winery, Napa, CA

"Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys excels both in depth and breadth, a testament to the many years of research by the Gilberts. It will serve not only to inform the general population but also to inspire women who are considering a career in winemaking."
-Doug and Lee Nalle
Winemaker/Owner, Nalle Winery, Healdsburg, CA

"When Maggie Henriquez from Champagne Krug and I decided to create La Transmission, we had a joint concern about the relative invisibility of women in shaping the future of a changing Champagne region. We applaud the Gilberts in addressing this concern by using the engaging odysseys of women who are shaping the future of their own changing wine regions."
-Anne Malassagne
Fourth-generation Owner of Champagne AR Lenoble, Damery, France

Women Winemakers: Personal Odysseys
By Lucia Albino Gilbert and John C. Gilbert
Cover Illustration: Ted CoConis (Read the Illustrator’s Concept)

The Book's Introduction

Book Reviews/Commentary

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LIST PRICE: $19.95 (paper), $29.95 (hardback)
250 pages including 35 illustrations & maps
Luminare Press
ISBN 978-1-64388-257-4

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