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Being A Woman in Wine: Embracing the Divine



Graphic of Paradise Rodriguez-Bordeaux sitting in the Leoniea Domaines Vineyard

For centuries, the wine industry has been a bastion of male influence, with women facing countless challenges and prejudices However, today's women winemakers are defying expectations, shattering glass ceilings, and proving that gender is not a determinant of skill or talent in producing exceptional wines. They bring fresh perspectives, creativity, and innovation to the industry, resulting in a diverse range of wines that captivate the senses and challenge traditional norms. These trailblazing women are not only making their mark but also inspiring future generations of winemakers to pursue their passion fearlessly.  Let's journey through the impactful ways women are shaping the wine industry.


Breaking Barriers Together

While it is common knowledge that the wine industry has been mostly gatekept (1) and dominated by male influence, presenting obstacles such as limited access to resources, lack of recognition, and gender-based stereotypes (2), it is easy to look around and see that Women winemakers are consistently bringing in a unique perspective and sensitivity to the craft, often characterized by attention to detail, creativity, and intuition; thus proving our mettle as formidable winemakers & owners. Our presence signifies not just a shift in demographics but a fundamental change toward inclusivity and diversity within the industry.



Image of a woman holding a wine glass of rose.


Innovative Winemaking Techniques

Women have long been the unsung heroes of winemaking, their contributions dating back through the annals of history (3). Today, we stand at the forefront of innovation, harnessing our creativity and intuition to redefine winemaking techniques. Through experimentation and a deep understanding of our craft, we're crafting wines that captivate the senses and challenge traditional norms, enriching the wine landscape with new flavors, styles, and techniques. Organizations like Black Girls Wine (4) are championing gender diversity in the industry, providing resources and support for women in various roles, including winemaking, viticulture, and wine education.

Image of Leoniea Domaines wine grapes

Championing Sustainability and Organic Practices

In an era defined by environmental consciousness, women winemakers are leading the charge in sustainability and organic practices (5). Recognizing the importance of preserving our planet, we embrace eco-friendly farming methods and packaging, minimizing our carbon footprint and promoting biodiversity in our vineyards (6). Our commitment to sustainability not only produces exceptional wines but also fosters a greener future for the industry and generations to come.



Graphic of a woman drinking wine from a glass


Empowering Leadership and Entrepreneurship

The rise of women in leadership roles within the wine industry is a testament to our resilience and vision. As entrepreneurs, CEOs, winery owners, and more we're steering companies toward success with our collaborative spirit and inclusive leadership style (7). By championing diversity and innovation, we're carving out niches in the market, catering to diverse consumer preferences, and expanding the reach of the wine industry.

Déesse du Vin

Déesse du Vin (8) was founded for women who share a passion for wine and a desire to support other women in the industry. As our founder navigated their careers, she noticed that women were often underrepresented and lacked the same opportunities as their male counterparts.

Determined to create change,  ​Déesse du Vin - a community that empowers women in the wine industry through networking, education, and support - was founded. The name "​Déesse du Vin" was chosen to honor the long tradition of women in the wine industry and to celebrate our contributions.

Through regular events and gatherings, ​Déesse du Vin has become a place where women can share our experiences, learn from each other, and grow our careers. ​Déesse du Vin offers mentorship opportunities, educational workshops, and resources to help women advance in the industry.

But ​Déesse du Vin is more than just a professional network - it's a sisterhood. Women in the wine industry often face unique challenges, and ​Déesse du Vin provides a safe and supportive space where women can connect and lift each other up.

As ​Déesse du Vin continues to grow, we remain committed to its mission of empowering women in the wine industry. We believe that by coming together and supporting each other, they can create a more inclusive and equitable future for all women in wine.



Paradise Rodriguez-Bordeaux tending to her vineyard


Ethical Wine Marketing

In the digital age, storytelling has become a powerful tool in wine marketing, and women are leveraging it with #MindfulIndulgence (9) to connect with consumers on a deeper level. Through ethically strategic branding & engaging content creation, we're amplifying the visibility of our wines and sharing the unique stories behind each bottle. Our creativity and social media prowess transcend geographical boundaries, fostering a global community of wine enthusiasts.



Thriving Forward

As we thrive forward, it's essential to celebrate the collective achievements of women in wine. Together, we're reshaping the industry's landscape, challenging conventions, and inspiring future generations of winemakers. Let us raise a glass to all remarkable women who continue to leave an elegant touch on the wine world, and to a future that is diverse, inclusive, and filled with endless possibilities.


Sante!


 

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About Léoniea Domaines


Leoniea Domaines logo, which is a woman reaching up to the

Goddesses have been a symbol of strength and power throughout history, embodying feminine grace and wisdom. Léoniea™, the emblem of our wines, stands as a symbol of timeless elegance and refinement. Her grace is a reflection of the meticulous craftsmanship and artistry that shape every vintage. Our wines, akin to Léoniea™  herself, offer a celebration of complexity, balance, and unparalleled quality. They are more than mere beverages; they are an experience, a connection to the essence of sophistication, and a tribute to life's most exquisite pleasures. #Leoniea #LeonieaDomaines #EmbraceTheDivine



 

About the Author

Paradise Rodriguez-Bordeaux

🌎Global Business Strategist: Building Your Business To Sustainable Profits

🌟Philanthropist | Empowerment Mentor


A Paradise Company / Léoniea Domaines

best-selling author, entrepreneur, and thought leader.

     Paradise Rodríguez-Bordeaux, 2022 Human Rights Activist and the 2023 Innovative Leadership Awards recipient, says, ​ 

 "Sustainability is the bare minimum." 


Known for her commitment to sustainability and diversity, Paradise has made significant contributions to the business and wine industries She is a passionate advocate for those who have faced adversity and discrimination in life. She has been a philanthropist for more than 15 years, giving back to her community by supporting organizations that provide solutions for poverty alleviation and social justice. Her work as an innovator in business solutions led to the founding of... Learn More


"We need to consistently produce effectively efficient solutions.

This world, the communities, it's all of our responsibility.    Leaders HAVE to lead."



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