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Wonder Woman Tasting Series: Clare Tooley, MW at 5:30PM PT

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Join us for an evening of oenophilic exploration and refined enjoyment as Wine Women extends an exclusive invitation to indulge your senses. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, at the distinguished tasting room of Elizabeth Spencer, nestled amidst the scenic vineyards of Rutherford, CA.

Embark on a journey guided by the esteemed woman Master of Wine, Clare Tooley, as she orchestrates a captivating blind tasting featuring a curated selection of old world and new world wines sourced from the renowned Boisset Collection.

Delve into the complexities of each pour as Clare Tooley unveils the distinctive terroirs and winemaking traditions of Europe alongside the innovative landscapes of the New World. Allow your palate to decipher the nuances of aroma, texture, and flavor meticulously crafted by master vintners. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of Elizabeth Spencer’s tasting room, where every sip is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the winemaking craft. Engage in enlightening discussions with fellow enthusiasts, sharing insights and discoveries as you appreciate the essence of each varietal.

Proudly presented by Wine Women, a distinguished non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women within the wine industry, this evening celebrates the contributions of female vintners, sommeliers, and industry professionals. Join us as we cultivate a culture of appreciation, collaboration, and camaraderie. Elevate your wine experience and expand your palate at this exclusive event, where passion meets expertise, and every glass tells a story. Reserve your seat today as seating is limited and immerse yourself in an evening of terroir discovery, community, and the timeless allure of the vine.

Cheers to an unforgettable celebration of wine and women in the heart of California’s wine country!

Wine Women Members – $20
General Public – $40


Clare Tooley MW

Clare lives in Napa and is the VP of Guest Experience for the Boisset Collection.

Clare began her wine life in London with John Armit Wines in 1995 after a degree in French and Spanish at Cambridge University. She joined Direct Wines Ltd in 2000, as a buyer responsible for Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, and South African portfolios. She moved to Bordeaux in 2006 to direct the group’s winemaking facility and establish an international wholesale division which took her all over the world in a sales capacity. She moved to California in 2014 to work as the Director of Wine Development for Lionstone International, sourcing the US wine range for multiple national wine clubs.

Since becoming a Master of Wine in 2021, Clare has been the California correspondent for Decanter Magazine, contributed two chapters to the Academie du Vin’s 2021 book ‘On California’ and continues to write for Tim Atkin MW’s website. In 2022 and 2023 she gave seminars at the World of Pinot Noir, Texsom, the Napa Valley Wine Academy, and UC Davis. She is a Chevalier of the Commanderie du Bontemps in Bordeaux and the l’Ordre des Coteaux in Champagne. Clare was also inducted by Jean-Charles Boisset as a Chevalier du Tastevin at the Chateau de Clos de Vougeot in 2001. Twenty-one years later, she joined him and his extraordinary team, to lead all elements of the Boisset Family’s US based DTC businesses.


April 24
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Wine Women


Elizabeth Spencer
1165 Rutherford Road
Rutherford, CA 94573 United States
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