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Dallas: Women Making an Impact in Texas Wine

Women Making an Impact in Texas Wine

October is Texas wine month! What better way to celebrate than to speak with four women who are making an impact on, and are furthering women in Texas wine. 

Our panel:
Hayley Fowler, 10 Mile Productions
Haley is co-owner of 10 Mile Productions near Brownwood, Texas, an active member of the Kerrville Hills Winery Co-op. Haley and her partner produced their first vintage of Zinfandel grapes in 2019, and produced and bottled their first Blanc du Bois in August 2020.

Hayley's nine year career in wine began in a tasting room. She worked as a Cellar Master and was involved in every facet of a grapes life - from soil to bottle. She evolved into an Assistant Winemaker and today is a Winery Owner.

Cheramie Law, Salt and Pepper Wine
Cheramie, a former United States Marine, Black woman vintner and co-founder of Salt and Pepper Wine, is a woman on a mission to share the beauty of Texas wine with the world. 

Raised in Sherman, Texas, and with a successful career as a Data Management Specialist in the railway industry, Cheramie has been advocating for Texas wine since 2014. What began as a first date to Fredricksburg with now-partner Todd Aho for wine tasting in 2013, has forged into a partnership in wine and life. This partnership is celebrated with the launch of the Cheramie Wine brand. 

Barbara Lecuona, Siboney Cellars
Barbara has been interested in wine since her earliest trip to Napa and Sonoma in the 1990s, but it was her first trip to Bordeaux in 2007 with her husband, Miguel, that really sparked her interest in viticulture and winemaking. Visiting and tasting at several First and Second Growth Chateaux, and speaking directly with the winemakers, had her tasting and thinking about wine in a very different way. 

She began working with several top vineyards in Texas and worked harvest and crush for a premium, small production winery. She’s also worked in tasting rooms, in vineyards and as a cellar rat for multiple wineries to gain the experience needed to carry out her dream of owning and operating a craft premium winery.

Barbara completed all levels of education at the Wine School of Philadelphia. She also completed four years of Viticulture and Enology studies at Texas Tech University as well as Master’s level studies at Bordeaux Sciences Agro.

Rae Wilson, Wine for the People 
Rae has been in food and wine for over 20 years. After working in many restaurant roles and learning beer brewing in her hometown of Saint Louis, she moved to Austin in 2005 and quickly turned her sights to wine. She worked in cellars in Napa Valley and Portugal to gain more winemaking knowledge. 

Rae has an Advanced Certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.

The process:
We'll provide wine tasting kits with a small pour of the wines we will taste. The tasting kits need to be picked up at one of three locations. You will pick a location when you register, Colleyville 76034, Dallas 75208 or Plano 75093. Wine pick-up details will be given to registrants. We’ll also provide tasting sheets with the wine details.

For those who live outside the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and would like to participate, please select the outside Dallas registration option so we can send you the Zoom link. If you have problems, email

Join us Tuesday, October 13 at 6 pm as we celebrate Texas wine month and women making a difference.

The Zoom link and wine pick-up details will be sent to registered attendees.

Reservations: No reservations will be accepted after Sunday, October 11, 2020.  Payment is required in advance by credit card or check and is non-refundable. If paying by check, your payment should be payable to “WWS” and sent to WWS c/o Tamara Mattison, 12240 Pecan Forest, Dallas, TX 75230-2495. Payment must be received by the date of the event.

Do not send checks to the address listed on the website.


Please note if you are a non-member registering for this event and paying with a credit card, you will be charged a small fee for the credit card transaction. This fee will appear as a separate line item on your credit card statement.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
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