Come to know some of Napa Valley’s female trailblazers who forged a path in the world of wine. Pioneers of Cabernet Sauvignon, Heidi Barrett, Rosemary Cakebread, and Celia Welch all graduated from UC Davis, a tier one research university well known for their study of winemaking and grape growing. This group of legendary women each sought adventure in the heart of this iconic California wine making region, and they are all responsible for some of the Valley’s most sought after vintages.
- Choose between one of three wineries - La Sirena, Gallica, or Lindstrom - for a unique and awe-inspiring tasting experience
- Tastings can accommodate up to six guests
- All participants must be 21+ years of age
Heidi Barrett | La Sirena
Heidi Barrett has made many of the Napa Valley’s most sought-after and cult classic wines. Known as the "First Lady of Wine", she is best known for her perfectly balanced, elegant, and ageworthy Cabs (including Screaming Eagle from 1992-2006 and Dalla Valle from 1989-1995), and has gained an international following for her winemaking skill and artistry across many different varietals. Her own label, La Sirena, was started in 1994, and she is currently the winemaker at Amuse Bouche, Fantesca, Paradigm, and Lamborn.
Rosemary Cakebread | Gallica
Rosemary has earned her reputation for excellence quietly. She is known for making distinct wines notable for restraint and elegance. From early cellar jobs to a winemaking position with Spottswoode Vineyard and Winery, Rosemary has built her career around a love for wine. She considers herself “a student of aromatics” and shared that learning about the different aromatics that go into the compounds to make perfume has informed her winemaking, and the name of her own wine, Gallica, is a product of that.
Celia Welch | Lindstrom
As one of North America's most highly regarded winemakers, Celia Welch has earned a reputation for her winemaking artistry and her commitment to crafting wines that embody the essential character of great vineyards. She has developed an acclaimed winemaking style noted for its emphasis on maintaining the purity and flavor of great fruit. A sought-after consulting winemaker, Celia's portfolio of clients has included top wineries such as Scarecrow, Corra, D.R. Stephens, Staglin Family Vineyard, and Hartwell Estate. Celia was named Food & Wine Magazine's 2008 Winemaker of the Year.