Our fellowship of women was founded in 2020 and continues to evolve. We voluntarily care for specific rows of vines at the Page Springs House Mountain and Dos Padres vineyards. Working with the vines for their entire growing cycle, we are lucky to bring our harvest into the cellar to ferment, press, and bottle the fruit of our labor.
The mission of this wine has been to highlight the vitality and feminine strength within the world of wine. This project has allowed us to extend the empowerment of women not only in the wine industry but to women in the community. The majority of the net profit sales of this wine are donated to The Verde Valley Sanctuary, a local nonprofit that supports women who have been involved in domestic abuse, assault, and human trafficking.
House Mountain Syrah co-fermented with Dos Padres Malvasia in a wild fermentation process. Syrah takes the lead contributing bright and jammy fruits, while the Malvasia delivers a bouquet of crushed violets. This wine is bright and fresh, feminine and strong, sanguine and cheerful. The juxtaposition of these traits mirrors the beautiful tenacity of the women who created it.
Only 77 cases produced
We will host our 3rd annual Vin de Filles fundraising dinner on October 22nd and 23rd 2023 at Page Springs Cellars. The dinner will be served outdoors on the vineyard deck as the sun sets. Each of the five courses will be prepared by talented female chefs and paired with wine made by the hands of women.
Tickets will be available online in August.
Check out Pines Inn and Suites. Women owned, managed and supporting the Vin de Filles project. Visit them at pinesinnandsuites.com
Vin De Filles is featured in The Vintner Project’s article “Fifteen (Or So) Women We Are Toasting This International Women’s Day …And the Wines We Are Toasting Them With” by Devin Parr. See the excerpt below:
Gayle’s wine beginnings go back to 2003 when her husband, Eric Glomski, founded Page Springs Cellars in the Verde Valley appellation of Arizona. Not only has Gayle found ways to integrate her experience in wellness pillars at Page Springs and beyond – she is a massage therapist, yoga teacher, and dance instructor, and has launched a line of grape-derived skincare products – she is also deeply committed to women’s issues. In 2020, she conceived the “Vin de Filles” project — a 100% woman-produced wine from vine to bottle. The majority of net profits from sales of this wine benefit the Verde Valley Sanctuary, a local non-profit dedicated to supporting women who have been victims of domestic abuse, assault, and human trafficking.
Gayle on Embracing Equity:
“Embrace ‘Fairness’ not ‘Equality’ for women in the wine industry. I don’t believe that any human is equal to another human, i.e.. exactly the same. However, I believe that knowledge and opportunity should be equally available to women and each human should be encouraged to find and use their own strengths in whatever it is they find passion in.”
Click here to view the full article at vintnerproject.com
Our 2nd dinner for the 2021 vintage release in October 2022 was a roaring success. All the silent auction, raffle proceeds, net profits of ticket sales, wine sales, and t-shirt sales were donated to VVS totaling $40,000. The inaugural Vin de Filles event in 2021 yielded $25,000 also benefitting VVS.
Click here to view the Verde Valley Sanctuary newsletter or visit thier website at verdevalleysanctuary.org
Listen to this episode from Wine Women on Radio Misfits on Spotify. VIN DE FILLES: An Arizona Women’s Wine Project Not only does Arizona have a thriving wine industry, but there’s a vast breadth of talented women working there in the industry to bring women-made, women-supported, and women-affiliated wines to market.