From covered wagon trains to waffle-iron sneakers, Oregonians have always changed the status quo. One place that’s proven regularly: Willamette Valley wineries, where women make up 30% of winemakers, compared to a measly 10% in Napa Valley.
Our greatest discovery on our path as a new company has not been about sourcing the best denim, designing a better pocket, or perfectly fitting a customer (although we live for all that!), it's been about the community experiment we find ourselves lucky enough to be a part of – meeting inspiring people everywhere we go; forming meaningful relationships; seeing into the real lives of really hard-working women; and listening and learning at every turn.
Becca Richards, Stoller Vineyard's culinary director and executive chef, prides herself on simple ingredients and excellent wine pairings. But, in the boy’s club of New York City restaurants, where she began her career, her choices were often frowned upon.