Leaders in the industry talk about opportunities for women in wine and agriculture at TEP Talk

LODI — When people ask Elyse Perry, winemaker at Bokisch Vineyards, what it’s like to be a female winemaker, she might think it’s a trick question.

“I’m a winemaker,” she tells those who ask. “There’s no difference. I’m a hard worker. I’m passionate about what I do. If you work hard and love what you do, it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a woman. The possibilities are endless.”

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What a great night with great women! Our TEP Talk-CRUSHERS, women in wine and agribusiness was sold out! Our panelists-an array of multi-generational women leaders in wine, crop production, public policy, sustainability, animal science, environmental fields were well represented. Our thanks to our sponsors, our Eleanor Project members and the community who came out in mass to hear the stories of women at the helm of San Joaquin County’s most important industry-Agriculture. 

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Mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 11th for our next TEP TALK!
Meet the emerging women leaders who are changing the face of agribusiness and wine in San Joaquin County and “crushing it!”
Our panel of experts for Crushers are:
– Charlene & Marissa Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards
– Jolene Lee of Delicato Family Vineyards
– Joan Kautz of Ironstone Vineyards
– Melissa Robles of Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery
– Lauri Mills of GoodMills Family Winery
– Elyse Perry of Bokisch Vineyards
– Raquel Maggio Casity of Oak Ridge Winery
– Sharon Stokes of Stokes Family Farms
– Coreen Davis of Gorrill Ranch
– Karen Chandler of Olive Drop Olive Oil
– Stefanie Bolton, Ph.D. of Lodi Winegrape Commission
– Marit Arana, PH.D. of California Women in Agriculture Assn.