Top women winemakers are still rare in the world of grapes

Grape vines grow in the Napa county, St. Helena, California, on June 1, 2013. Foto: Bloomberg/Erin Lubin

A few days before the pandemic lockdown began in New York, I'm at Balthazar restaurant, sipping wines and dishing gossip with a group of female winemakers from Bordeaux.

"My grandmother was not allowed into the cellar at our estate," says Sylvie Courselle, who runs Château Thieuley with her sister Marie. "My father wept that he had no son to succeed him in making wine. We finally convinced him we, his daughters, could." She rolls her eyes...

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