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
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
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If you couldn't join us on July 28, you can still show your support and help us keep the event going by purchasing Bâtonnage swag or making a donation to support future events. We want the Bâtonnage logo to be recognized and for it to communicate to people both in and out of our industry that you're in support of women positively progressing in wine.