5 Powerful Women in Wine share advice for next-gen

Earlier this year, Pat Campbell, Founder of Elk Cove Vineyards was invited as a guest speaker at the ‘Women In Wine’ conference, which took place at the Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Oregon.

“One of the sessions addressed how generations connect with each other. With Anna Maria Ponzi moderating, the discussion featured an amazing lineup of panelists: Tiquette BramlettPat CampbellLaura Laing and Ximena Orrego.”

We spoke to these five successful women about life and career advice for young women seeking to start a career in the world of wine. As well, we asked them to share some thoughts about what they might tell their younger, impressionable selves.” – Aakanksha Agarwal, Author at Sip Magazine

“Winegrowing for me began with my love of food and wine –- especially Pinot Noir. I was driven to make sure Elk Cove had success in the early years. If I could go back in time I would work harder to lift other women in our industry. We were strong but rarely got credit for our hard work. Some of us remember the day when women were asked to step out of a photo (a photo that unfortunately looms large in the archives) at a major promotion of our industry. ‘Men only,’ it seemed. That would never happen today. To the younger generation, I would say — Follow your passion for wine whether it be winemaking, viticulture, sales, service or management. There are so many opportunities. Find mentors who believe in you, learn everything you can from them, and make sure they empower you. Most importantly, work hard and believe in yourself.” 

Pat Campbell, Founder of Elk Cove Vineyards

Check out the full article at sipmagazine.com