stirring up the conversation on women in wine





And the baton passes to…

O’Donnell Lane partners Rebecca Johnson and Katie Canfield will take the lead on bringing the 2020 vision of Bâtonnage Forum to life. Save the date to follow; check back here for more details or email Rebecca and Katie at


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


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.



(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


Median annual wage gap between male and female sommeliers


Undergraduates of UC Davis Viticulture & Enology program who are women


Proportion of California wineries with a woman winemaker

photo credit: Stevie Stacionis

photo credit: Stevie Stacionis