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The Rochester Chapter of Women For WineSense strives to expand the hearts, minds and palates of members through wine education.

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Welcome to the Rochester Chapter

The Rochester chapter was formed in 1999.  We are one of the most active chapters within the WWS organization.  In addition to our monthly meetings, we hold several “special events" throughout the year for our members.

Presenters at our meetings have included winery owners, winemakers, wine educators, regional sales representatives, local liquor store personnel, and our enthusiastic chapter members.

We have enjoyed wines from areas as diverse as Austria, Argentina, Australia, France, Finger Lakes, Chile, Italy, South Africa and Alaska (not the latter yet, but you never know with us).  We focus our monthly meetings on wine and food pairing sessions.

Our chapter has over 160 active members and is growing! 
94% of our members are female and 6% male.  For further information about our chapter or to be placed on our email list, please contact us at


Our meetings are mostly held on the second Tuesday of every month.  Meetings start at 6:30 PM, lasting approximately two hours and are held at various locations throughout the Rochester, NY area including country clubs, hotels, restaurants, local wineries and wine bars.

In addition to our monthly events we hold a few "Members Only" special events throughout the year.

The complete list of our 2023 events can be viewed on o
ur Events page.

Registration for all our events is completed using the WWS Event Calendar ONLY.  The Event Calendar can be accessed from any page on the website by clicking the Events drop down and then the Event Calendar link.

Want to view some of the presentations from our past monthly Rochester Chapter events to see what we are all about?  Click on this link: Monthly Presentations to open the Dropbox folder which contains the presentations in .pdf format.  Click on any programs that looks interesting and enjoy!

New for 2023! 
The Rochester chapter is bringing back our Educational Grant program. This will allow more of our members to increase their wine knowledge and share with us.

Benefits of WWS Membership

Includes discounted entry fees to all chapter and national events, invitations to all local chapter events and national events, priority admittance to our monthly meetings, discounts to local businesses and so much more!

Need more details?  Click on this link.  We provide all the information you want and the ability to join WWS.


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Note: Check out our two educational programs - Scholarships and Educational Grants. These are additional benefits for being a member of the WWS Rochester Chapter!  Members are eligible to apply for these programs to help you increase your wine knowledge.