It is always a concern as well as, to me, a goal to continue to grow and try to open up a larger area as well as training that’s available to women because [winemaking] is not the most easy to get into for women.
For over 20 years, Rae Wilson has made the food and wine industry her focus. After spending five years at Schlafly Brewery in her hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri, she traveled to work in more wine-centric environs.
She learned winemaking while working in cellars across the Napa Valley, Europe and the Texas Hill Country and holds an advanced certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET).
In 2010, she created Wine For the People, an organization committed to cultivating community with greater impact through wine culture and events. She currently has two production projects: Dandy Rosé & The Grower Project, as well as a vineyard in the Texas Hill Country which she established in 2015.
As a certified sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, she continues to contribute to the burgeoning Texas wine industry and is regularly featured in industry publications. Based in Austin, Texas, she consults for both local and international business.