As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re paying homage to the remarkable contributions of women in the world of wine. From winemakers to viticulturists to educators to account managers to administration and more, women have been instrumental in shaping the diverse and dynamic landscape of the wine industry. In celebration of their achievements, we’ve asked our team what they’ve been drinking lately, and their personal faves that highlight the women who made it happen. Raising a glass to the creativity, passion, and expertise of all today!

The Wines

2021 A. Christmann Aus Den Lagen Riesling

I’ve recently been loving A. Christmann’s Aus Den Lagen Riesling. It’s made from fruit grown on some of the best sites in the Pfalz.  It’s pure, lifted and refined – great with food matching and you can taste the work that went into them. – Kaylah Jones, Customer Services

Celebrating Sophie Christmann

2022 Groiss Gemischter Satz

This wine is a big ol’ field blend, with 17 different varieties planted in the same vineyard and randomly mixed.  There’s a little bit of everything in here – going from wonderfully floral, to lemons and limes, followed by some herbal, vegetal elements that make for a deliciously fresh and vibrant wine. Still holding onto summer over here, whack this in the fridge, whip out some prawns and you’ve got yourself a party!  – Lucy Nock, Communications & Marketing

Celebrating Ingrid Groiss…

2022 Ansgar Clüsserath Vom Schiefer Riesling Trocken

Ansgar Clusserath is always something I lean towards when I’m picking out what to open. “Vom Schiefer” literally means “from the slate” – and this wine embodies that with its slatey freshness and minerality. The zesty flavours make for a perfect pairing for lazy takeout Thai food, or the Friday drinks in the office. – Courtney Ferriere, Customer Services 

Celebrating Eva Clüsserath…

2023 Corymbia Chenin Blanc

I love to go with Corymbia’s Chenin Blanc. Rob & Gen Mann put so much care and thoughtfulness into their viticulture and winemaking, and the results speak for themselves.  This Chenin is full of flavour, yet so elegant and restrained – the perfect drink for a hot day… or any other day for that matter! – Gin Walsh, Founder & Financial Controller

Celebrating Genevieve Mann…

2022 Chalmers Bush Vine Inzolia

This wine had my heart from the get-go.  The Chalmers family are testing the limits of dry-growing in the Murray Darling – a truly innovative project, paving the way forward for future wine growing in Australia.  It has body, texture, fruit, florals, spice, grip, freshness – all the things! A truly Australian wine, with Sicilian heritage.  What’s not to love? – Nevada Jones, NSW State Sales Manager

Celebrating Kim & Tennille Chalmers…

2022 TWR Sauvignon Blanc

TWR Sauvignon Blanc so gracefully paints the picture of the world’s love affair with Marlborough – it’s fine and fleshy, mineraline and textured. This is everything I’m reaching for on these hot autumn days. – Ashleigh Evans, NSW Account Manager 

Celebrating Anna Flowerday…

2023 Frankland Estate Riesling

Frankland Estate can do no wrong when it comes to Riesling…. and this was a fantastic vintage at Frankland River. This wine is DELICIOUS – in fact I am taking a case of it with me to Bonnie Doon this weekend to “feel the Serenity” haha! – Jude Chapman, Customer Services 

Celebrating Elizabeth Smith…

2019 Balnaves The Blend

Lately I’ve been absolutely loving Balnaves The Blend. It is the best Bordeaux blend (at a fraction of the price) this side of the equator. It’s rich with deep black fruits, liquorice and wonderfully spiced. It’s incredible value – so powerful and elegant. From an outstanding vintage, Balnaves even reckons its one of the best blends they’ve made! – Meg Daniher, VIC Account Manager 

Celebrating Jacinta Jenkins…

The CellarHand Team

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