Falling on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the work and achievements of women in all fields.
The theme for this year’s IWD is #EmbraceEquity, to highlight the difference between equity and equality. The aim is to encourage people to question why equal opportunities aren’t enough – and can, in some instances, be exclusionary, rather than inclusive.
In terms of the wine world, it is traditionally a male-dominated industry. But we’ve gone on a mission to find the women winemakers that are holding prominent positions and making a difference.
We’ve found light, delicate drops from the English countryside, a full-bodied red from sisters in Spain and a fabulous fizz from a celebrity trio – all with extremely talented women at the helm.
These inspirational oenophiles are paving the way for more women to join the winemaking ranks, so, without further ado, read on for some of our favourite reds, whites and rosés created by women.
The best wines by women for 2023 are:
- Best overall – Ayala brut majeur champagne: £26.99, Waitrosecellar.com
- Best prosecco – Della Vite valdobbiadene prosecco superiore DOCG NV: £29, Harveynichols.com
- Best dry white – Susana Balbo crios torrontés: £14.99, Selfridges.com
- Best organic wine – Christina gruner veltliner: £18, Forestwines.com
- Best pale rosé – Kylie Minogue rosé wine: £9, Tesco.com
- Best for pinot noir fans – Veronic Ortega quite mencía: £24, Nattyboywines.co.uk
- Best rioja – Bodegas Amézola de la Mora Berry Bros. & Rudd rioja: £14.50, Bbr.com
- Best canned wine – Nice argentinian malbec, pack of 12: £36, Amazon.co.uk
- Best chablis – M&S organic famille brocard chablis: £18, Ocado.com
- Best value – Cramele Recas solomonar reserve red: £9.99, Majestic.co.uk
- Best full-bodied red – Yalumba galway barossa shiraz: £13.49, Amazon.co.uk
- Best British wine – Bolney Estate pinot noir: £22.99, Majestic.co.uk