Connections: Julia Hoyle and Nova Cadamatre on diversifying the wine industry
There are more women making wine in the Finger Lakes than ever before, and yet the industry remains largely run by men. Efforts to diversify have been slow. Julia Hoyle was a women's studies major at William Smith College when she entered the wine industry; now she's the winemaker at Hosmer, where she's occasionally told she "drives the forklift like a man."
Nova Cadamatre is the first woman winemaker to become a Master of Wine in the entire country; previously it was all men. Cadamatre launched her own wine label in the Finger Lakes.
We talk to Hoyle and Cadamatre about the efforts to bring change to an industry that still sometimes assumes that women's ceiling is a tasting room job. Our guests:
- Julia Hoyle, winemaker at Hosmer Estate Winery
- Nova Cadamatre, winemaker at Trestle 31