Welcome to the Rochester Chapter
The Rochester chapter was formed in 1999. We are one of the most active chapters within the WWS organization. In addition to our monthly meetings, we hold several “special events" throughout the year for our members.
Presenters at our meetings have included winery owners, winemakers, wine educators, regional sales representatives, local liquor store personnel, and our enthusiastic chapter members.
We have enjoyed wines from areas as diverse as Austria, Argentina, Australia, France, Finger Lakes, Chile, Italy, South Africa and Alaska (not the latter yet, but you never know with us). We focus our monthly meetings on wine and food pairing sessions.
Our chapter has over 106 active members and is growing! 94% of our members are female and 6% male.
For further information about our chapter or to be placed on our email list, please contact us at email@example.com.
Happy Birthday to us! 2019 marked 20 years of the Rochester chapter being part of the Women For WineSense organization. We held our birthday celebration in July 2019. Click on the link to view the video from our celebration: ROC 20th Anniversary
We have ROC swag just in time for the holiday! For a limited time we have WWS Rochester Chapter merchandise available for purchase. Prepaid orders will be accepted through November 24, 2020 (new date). Details and the order form can be accessed by clicking on this link:WWS ROC Swag
Our meetings are mostly held on the second Tuesday of every month. Meetings start at 6:45 PM (NEW!), lasting approximately two hours and are held at various locations throughout the Rochester, NY area including country clubs, hotels, restaurants, local wineries and wine bars.
In addition to our monthly events we hold a few "Members Only" education/special events throughout the year.
The complete list of our 2020 events can be viewed on our Events page.
Registration for all our events is completed using the WWS Event Calendar ONLY. The Event Calendar can be accessed from any page on the website by clicking the Events drop down and then the
Event Calendar link.
Want to view some of the presentations from our past monthly Rochester Chapter events to see what we are all about?
Click on this link: Monthly Presentations to open the Dropbox folder which contains the presentations in .pdf format. Click on the any that look interesting and enjoy!
Benefits of WWS Membership
Includes discounted entry fees to all chapter and national events; invitations to all local chapter events and national events; priority admittance to our monthly meetings, discounts to local businesses and so much more!
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Note: We have one exciting, additional benefit for being a member of the WWS Rochester Chapter! Members are eligible to apply for our chapter's grant program which we award to an active members of our chapter annually to help you further your wine education.