Happy International Women’s Day to all of the great women out there! Today, we’d like to take a moment to recognize some of the Austria’s top women winemakers, many of which have helped to revolutionize Austrian wine as we know it today.

The group, 11 Frauen un Ihre Weine, translated to 11 Women and their Wines, is a coalition of women winemakers joined together to celebrate their winemaking. Their philosophy states that while women make wine in the same way as men, a woman’s touch has a special ability to add something to the wine all on its own. That is something with which we cannot argue!

The member winemakers and their wineries include:

Judith Beck
Burgenland

Birgit Braunstein
Burgenland

Michaela Ehn
Niederösterreich

Birgit Eichinger
Niederösterreich

Silvia Heinrich
Burgenland

Jutta Kalchbrenner
Wien

Ilse Maier
Niederösterreich

Helma Müller-Grossmann
Niederösterreich

Silvia Prieler
Burgenland

Heidi Schröck
Burgenland

Petra Unger
Niederösterreich

So please join us in a toast to these women and all of the other wonderful, hard-working women in the world!

Prost!