Bay Area Bountiful

SheltonWorking in the wine industry is increasingly an option for women. But owning the winery is another matter. We hear from some two local women winery owners in this North Bay Report.

maryreducedMerry EdwardsMerry Edwards, one of the early trailblazers among women winemakers, recounts being fortunate to have her early career path enabled by a series of other outsiders.

In addition to the gender-based genetic differences that give women in general a more discerning palate, Carol Shelton (pictured above) recalls how a game invented by her mother also helped train her olfactory acuity.


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