What are Helen, Louise, Jessie, Eileen, Marjorie, Nancy, and Elizabeth? 

A. The names of the first female winemakers in the United States

B. The names of vineyards in Oregon

C. The names of the first women wine professionals in Britain to achieve the WSET diploma

D. The names of the first female Master Sommeliers in the United States


Many of the top vineyards of the Willamette Valley in Oregon are named after women who have been inspirations in the industry. Helen, Louise, Jessie and Eileen and Marjorie are all vineyards that belong to Cristom. Nancy’s vineyard honors Nancy Ponzi of Ponzi, and Elizabeth’s is named after David Adelsheim’s daughter.   

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