Wine educator and event curator Tish Wiggins of Tish Around Town has launched a Napa Valley Wine Tour celebrating trailblazing women in the wine industry. The Celebration of Women in Wine, which will feature unique, educational, and interactive wine and dining experiences, will take place from March 30, 2022 to April 3, 2022 in the Napa Valley wine region. The tour is being sponsored by Demeine Estates, a Napa Valley-based fine wine marketing and sales organization that represents many of the female-lead wineries featured on the tour.
“I’m extremely excited about this tour,” said Wiggins. “As part of Women’s History Month (March), I have curated a set of experiences to celebrate women in Napa. As women occupy more and more positions of responsibility, they are influencing and shaping the future of the wine industry more than ever.”
The trip will celebrate and tell the stories of trailblazing women in the Napa Valley wine region while giving attendees access to the personal side of wine. In addition to meeting winemakers, viticulturists, sommeliers, directors, and CEOs, attendees will also taste rare vintages and enjoy private, elevated wine and dining experiences only available to our group.
The four day trip begins with a Welcome Reception hosted by Philana Bouvier, President of Demeine Estates. The all-inclusive itinerary features a ‘Vineyard-Side Chat’ with Jaimee Motley, Winemaker at Stony Hill Vineyard, an ‘Exploring Napa Cabernet’ Experience with Brittany Sherwood, Director of Winemaking at Heitz Cellars, ‘Brendel After Dark’ in downtown Napa at Brendel Wines, the ‘Regenerative Farming Experience’ with Meghan Zobek at Burgess Cellars and some other experiences featuring at Silver Oak, Twomey, Domaine Carneros, Brown Estate, along with much more.
Wiggins’ planning partner for this tour is Andrae J. Marable of The Pack Roadtrip Travel Club, a Virginia-based travel agency specializing in group tours and one-of-a-kind experiences. Marable brings years of experience planning trips of all sizes, and leads the travel coordinating efforts while Wiggins creates the wine and dining experiences.
A portion of the proceeds from the tour will go to The Roots Fund, a non-profit organization that nourishes and enriches communities of color in the wine industry by providing resources and financial support through scholarships, mentorships, and job placements.
The tour is limited to 20 attendees. For more information, please visit www.celebrationofwomeninwine.com.
Tish Wiggins is a wine educator, event curator, speaker, and wine writer based in Dallas, Texas. She has penned articles and/or been featured in publications such as VinePair, Wine Enthusiast, and VisitDallas. Additionally, she has been a guest moderator at SommCon, a conference for sommelier-level education and training of wine professionals and serious enthusiasts.
She uses her blog and social media presence, Tish Around Town, to share her experiences related to food, wine, spirits, and travel. In addition, she has a passion for curating unique social and interactive ‘Sip, Socialize & Learn’ experiences centered around wine & spirits. Over the years, she has planned and hosted tastings, popup dinners, and various themed events.
Source: The Pack Travel Club
In March 2020, she launched a virtual social and educational event series called ‘Chat n’ Sip.’ The series features live wine tastings, interactive demonstrations, informative discussions, presentations from top experts and trailblazers in the drinks industry.
Tish Wiggins has obtained her WSET Level 2 Certification and is a WSET Level 3 Candidate.