Women are entering California's wine industry in ever-increasing numbers. But how many of them are actually making the wines?
Women winemakers also tend to collect a disproportionate share of awards in various competitions, observes Lucia Gilbert of Santa Clara University. She suspects the basis for that lies in the intense recruiting competition these women face as they leave school to join the winery workforce.
Gilbert's figures on the number of women winemakers statewide have been further broken down by region. She notes that their highest concentration, statistically, is in the counties to the north of Napa and Sonoma.