Balanced, Bright, Complex, Nouveau, Unfiltered, Haute...
All words that are used to describe incredible wines and incredible women. Join the bright women of the wine world, sharing their complex talents and in an unfiltered panel discussion with an intimate glimpse on their personal journey with wine.
2020 forced women to balance more than ever and showed each one of us the strength we have within. So celebrate your love of yourself and of wine, by joining your closest friends and women in wine profession at Ladies of the Vine.
The reception starts at 11:30 am and doors to the main dining room open at 1pm.
We are please to announce and introduce the first of four Ladies of the Vine Panelists.
Katie Wetzel Murphy
Family Partner / Winery Ambassador
Katie Wetzel Murphy has a special knowledge of Alexander Valley Vineyards that comes from decades of experience on the historic property purchased by her parents in 1962. She joined AVV in 1979 after earning her B.A. in Agricultural Economics from UC Davis. She quickly jumped into the role of winery ambassador, traveling the country in a quest to find new customers for the fledgling winery, along the way building a sales network to take care of AVV’s accounts. During her tenure, a lot has changed at Alexander Valley Vineyards. However, Katie’s position at the winery shows one thing hasn’t changed — AVV remains a family business with multiple generations of the Wetzel Family contributing to its success.
We are pleased to announce Tanji Patton as the Panel Discussion Moderator
Tanji is an Emmy award-winning journalist pursuing her passion for wine and food. Tanji is the Executive Producer and host of Goodtaste with Tanji, a television series that showcases chefs and restaurants from all over the state. She is a recipient of the Texas Tech University College of Mass Communications Distinguished Alumni award. She received a B.A. in journalism from the University while working as a reporter and anchor at the local affiliate KLBK TV. Tanji and her husband Mike visit vineyards all over the world to pursue their interest in wine. They’ve taken a number of wine classes including the prestigious Wine Spirit and Education Trust of London’s obtaining the WSET Level 2 certification. Tanji explores the inviting worlds of chefs, winemakers, and culinary newsmakers. Her snappy, fun videos entice even the most novice of chefs to get into the kitchen and create…with a glass of wine nearby, of course.