Batonnage
stirring up the conversation on women in wine

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Apply now to take over the next 2-year incarnation of Bâtonnage!

 
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Bâtonnage is a forum opening up a conversation about women in wine.

Intention

Bâtonnage is the brainchild of all those who identify as women working in all the different facets of the wine industry... even (especially) those who have traditionally been overlooked or spoken over. We strive to educate wine professionals as well as wine industry supporters on the unique challenges and opportunities that women in the field--winemakers, vineyard workers, writers and marketers, salespeople, sommeliers, collectors, and drinkers--have faced both historically and present-day. We simultaneously seek to propose pragmatic solutions for charting a positive, inclusive course forward.

 
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Bâtonnage

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(French) - stirring up the lees, or dead yeast and particles in a fermented wine, often to provide freshness and texture to the finished product

photo credit: Benedicte Manière

photo credit: Benedicte Manière

$7,000

Median annual wage gap between male and female sommeliers

62%

Undergraduates of UC Davis Viticulture & Enology program who are women

10%

Proportion of California wineries with a woman winemaker

photo credit: Stevie Stacionis

photo credit: Stevie Stacionis