A festival celebrating women in wine, beer and spirit is coming to Sydney

Meet the Makers: Women in Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival is coming to Sydney to celebrate Australian and New Zealand’s female brewers, winemakers and distillers. CellarMasters has teamed up with BWS to launch Australia’s first ever drinks festival that has an exclusive all-female line-up. Taking place at Australian Technology Park in Sydney, the festival kicks off with a session on International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March, and then with two more sessions on Saturday 9 March.

Tickets range from $50 to $60 per session and include complimentary tastings from all producers, a branded glass to keep, a booklet, entertainment, and masterclasses available at extra costs.

As part of International Women’s day, the Festival aims to shine the light on females in an industry traditionally male-dominated. The number of women employed in winemaking and distillers is estimated to be 38 % and 15 % respectively. However, when it comes to leadership and senior roles, female representation has been estimated at 10 % or less.

“We want to shine a well-deserved spotlight on women in winemaking, distilling and brewing, which are traditionally male-dominated industries. But thanks to these trailblazing women, this is now changing,” Cellar Director at Cellarmasters Christine Ricketts said.

Raise a glass with 30 female winemakers, distillers and brewers, who will be serving up their finest samples during the festival. Winemakers include Gwyn Olsen from Briar Ridge and Pepper Tree Wines, Sarah Pidgeon from Wynns Coonawarra and Elena Brooks from Dandelion.

Brewers and distillers include Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen from Two Birds Brewing, Laura Carter from Applewood Distillery and Jaz Wearin from Modus Operandi.

For tickets and more info, head to https://atools.io/womenindrinks

Meet the Makers: Women in Beer, Wine & Spirits

When: March 8 (5pm to 9pm), and March 9 (11am to 3pm or 5pm to 9pm)
Where: Australian Technology Park, 2 Central Avenue, Eveleigh
Tickets: From $50 to $60 per session, which includes unlimited tastings, tasting glass to keep and booklet.

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