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Start a New Chapter 
We welcome your interest in joining our community                     

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The National Board welcomes your interest in starting a new Chapter for Women for WineSense and joining our community of wine lovers passionate for more education in the company of fellow wine aficionados and experts.


Starting a new chapter is easy


Download and review the following documents to get started:

Chapter in Development Checklist
New Chapter Application
Keys to New Chapter Success

The National Chapter Development Director is happy to assist with questions and helpful suggestions. Please call 831-464-4893 or send us an email to notify us of your interest. We will contact you and review our Chapter in Development Procedures.

Our History
  • 1990: Napa/Sonoma Founding Chapter Opens
  • 1992: Portland Chapter Opens
  • 1993: American Wine Appreciation Week
  • 1994: New York City Chapter Opens
  • 1998: Seattle Chapter Opens
  • 1999: Rochester Chapter Opens
  • 2004: Professional Roundtables Introduced
  • 2007: Dallas Chapter Opens, 1st Grand Event
  • 2008: 2nd Grand Event
  • 2009: Pittsburgh Chapter Opens
  • 2010: 3rd Grand Event
  • 2012: San Francisco Chapter Opens, 4th Grand Event
  • 2013: Girls Gone Willamette
  • 2014: Central Florida and TX Hill Country Chapters Open
  • 2015: 25th Anniversary Celebration and 5th Grand Event
  • 2017: Los Angeles Chapter Opens, 6th Grand Event in the Finger Lakes
National Presidents
  • Julie Johnson 1990 – 1991
  • Sharon Goldman 1993 – 1994
  • Michaela Rodeno 1994
  • Lynne Carmichael 1995
  • Cathy Clifton 1996
  • Rebecca Robinson 1997
  • Claudia di Clemente 1998
  • Kerry Manahan-Ehlow 1999
  • Caroline Coleman Bailey 1999 – 2001
  • Kim Ledbetter Bronson 2001 – 2004
  • Gabrielle Leonhard 2004 – 2008
  • Karen Jess-Lindsley 2008 – 2011
  • Rebecca Moore 2012 – 2013
  • Jonjie Lockman 2014 – 2015
  • Karla Barber 2016 - present