ArticleWine, Women, & SupportWritten by Christina MustoThere are some new faces emerging on the Connecticut winemaking scene. These are the faces of young, enthusiastic, and innovative females who are part of the next generation of Connecticut winemaking culture. The Women Winemakers of Connecticut was created by Christina Musto (Musto Wine Grape Company, LLC.) and Amanda Brackett (Southern Connecticut Wine Company) over a flight of beer at the tail end of harvest in 2014. Let’s face it; by the end of harvest, we are all ready for a beer! They were both delirious from the stress of the season and the issues they were facing within the wine industry as women. They ended up hashing out a crazy idea to bring together the professional female winemakers in the state with the hopes of socializing, collaborating, and learning from like-minded ladies. The founding members consisted of Christina Musto, Amanda Brackett, Maureen MacDonald, and Kristen Parsons – all four professional winemakers in the state at the time. They quickly realized they could do more than just collaborate, but could help other women achieve their wine-making and wine industry goalsAlready a member? Log InYou'll Also Like Article MEMBERS ONLY Chateau Latif Vineyard: An oasis on Manhattan’s Upper East Side A vineyard located in the middle of Manhattan? We had to investigate. Learn about Latif Jiji and the unique vineyard that he planted and has managed now for 42 years in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Article FREE Zoom, Zoom: Winemaking club meetings go virtual! Shelter-in-place orders have been a challenge for many folks. But one winemaking club has found a way to keep their meetings going while being socially responsible. Welcome to the age of the virtual club.