Women in Wine

Mar 20, 2024 | News

As we celebrate the artistry and innovation that define the world of wine, it’s essential to recognize the incredible contributions of women in this industry. At Rescue Dog Wines, our mission extends beyond crafting exceptional wines and advocating for animal rescue. We’re deeply committed to supporting and uplifting the remarkable women who help shape the wine world, including our own leaders and partners.

The wine industry has historically been male-dominated, but thanks to trailblazers across the globe, this narrative is changing. Women like Cathy Corison, Anne Moller-Racke, and many others—including our own Susana (“Susy”) Rodriguez Vasquez—have showcased extraordinary talent, perseverance, and a dedication to sustainability and excellence in winemaking. Their work not only elevates the industry but inspires future generations of women to pursue their dreams in viniculture and oenology.

At the heart of Rescue Dog Wines, my wife and partner, Laura Lott, and I share a vision not just for high-quality winemaking but also for making a meaningful impact. Laura’s insistence on producing exceptional wines as a tribute to the resilience of rescue dogs is a testament to our commitment to quality and compassion. Together, we strive to create wines that reflect our shared values and dedication.

Our winemaker, Susy Rodriguez Vasquez, embodies the spirit of innovation and excellence we admire. Susy’s impeccable palate and meticulous approach to winemaking ensure that every bottle of Rescue Dog Wines captures the essence of our unique region and our passion for making a difference. Her work, alongside Laura’s vision, is crucial to our mission and reflects our commitment to producing wines that delight and inspire.

In addition, the outstanding women on our executive team like Jana Ritter, National Commercial Director, help drive our business forward.

Did I mention that recent findings indicate that women are considerably more likely than men to choose wine as their most often consumed alcoholic beverage? In addition, women are now the predominant purchasers of wine. Women in wine are here to stay.

As we continue to support and celebrate the achievements of women in the wine industry, we are reminded of the importance of representation, community, and giving back. Organizations like WINE WOMEN and initiatives such as National Women in Wine Day play vital roles in advancing women’s careers in the wine industry, fostering a more inclusive and supportive community.

To all the women making their mark in the wine industry: we raise our glasses to you. Your strength, creativity, and passion are the foundation of this community. Let’s continue to break barriers, create exceptional wines, and pave the way for a future where everyone is welcomed and celebrated.

With gratitude and admiration,

Blair Lott
CEO, Rescue Dog Wines

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