Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Working Girl Wants

My most recent Working Girl want? If you're in the giving mood and you just so happen to want to buy me a present, I would love it if you could send me over the Working Girl series of everyday wines (special thanks to reader Jennifer who let us on this fab women owned and operated winery).

Let's start with their backstory - Olympic Cellars is one of the first original 15 wineres in Washington state and is the first woman-owned and woman-operated winery on the North Sound. Since 2001, the owners Kathy Charlton, Molly Rivard, and Libby Sweetser, have taken the winery to an all together different level than most wineries.

Not only do they make the Working Girl wine series, but they also use proceeds from the sale of Working Girl wines (and other branded products) to support the Gynocare Program at the Family Planning Clinic in Clallam County, which is a program that provides financial assistance to women in need for clinical services not covered by state funding.

So not only do I want to guzzle down this delicious looking wine on a daily basis, but I also admire these women whole-heartedly.

There are three wines in the series and each one represents a different owner - Working Girl White is Charlton (who loves a nice glass of white wine after work), Rivard is Go Girl Red (enviormentalist), and Sweetser is Rose the Riverter (a self-made woman with a can-do attitude). [Wines & Vines]

According to a Wines & Vines article on the Working Girl wines, the WG's didn't consciously make a decision to brand their wine to a niche market of just women, but instead, "they simply wanted to create a fun, distinctive and affordable blend with 'no industry speak'".

So in short I have a tiny girl crush on these women (and am also loving the fact that they're from Port Angeles, WA because that makes my obsessed with Twilight/Edward Cullen heart beat like a drum).

Click here to order wine from the Working Girls!

13 comments:

Young and Hip Mom/Wife said...

This wine looks fun and yummy. I am always trying to find new wines to try. Thanks for sharing!

Needs Help said...

I'm going to look for this wine the next time I head to the package store ... hopefully when I leave the office tonight :)

Carissa said...

ooh, I love learning about new wines! especially ones that benefit a great cause! I would love to try the Working Girl White because I, like Charlton, love sipping a nice glass of white wine after work!

Lauren Jade said...

i would drink this even though I'm unemployed right now :(

Bayjb said...

That wine looks really good. LOVE the name!

High-heel gal said...

I love wine. I must check this out!

OceanDreams said...

Love it...I am going to go check it out now! :)

LindzML said...

Too awesome...I'm totally going to get some for my new co-workers (if I get the job).

Tall Brunette said...

I lived there for a while, and still live somewhat close.

I used to get that stuff by the case come wine season. :)
Good choice.

ccna said...

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ccent

rads said...

Sounds yummy. Great info. Thanks for sharing it.

Yet said...

wow, will you look at that. Now i've seen everything!!!

Jennifer said...

you found it! fabulous. yesterday someone bought the red wine selection, and said that she has been drinking it for a while now and really loves it. the bottle design is enough to get me to invest.

j