Women for WineSense was founded in 1990 as a grassroots organization for women interested in wine, with a mission to inform and educate consumers and food industry professionals about the cultural, health and culinary attributes of moderate wine consumption.

  • WWS is the premiere wine education organization for women and men interested and involved in wine.
  • WWS is interested in better understanding the nuances of the palate and empowering people to trust their own palate.
  • WWS hosts events across the country that enable wine professionals and wine enthusiasts to come together and explore wine in a fun and welcome atmosphere.
  • WWS was formed in 1990 to educate people on the benefits of moderate wine consumption as part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

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Women for Wine Sense Chapters

  • Napa/Sonoma, California
  • Northern & Central, New Jersey
  • New York City, New York
  • Rochester, New York
  • Central (Bend), Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Seattle, Washington


  • Baldwin Press
  • Mumm Napa
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Vino Farms
  • Design Vineyard
  • Hinman & Carmichael
  • Plumbline Studios
  • and many more...

Honorary Chair

Margaret Duckhorn