If you’ve ever dreamed of making a career switch to wine, our podcast today may just inspire you. Rosa Fierro went from legal assistant to winemaker and winery owner. It didn’t happen overnight, and the journey wasn’t without its twists and turns and stops and starts. But one of the reasons Rosie has made it work is because of the women who helped her out along the way.
Today Livermore Valley’s Rosa Fierro Cellars is 100% female owned and operated. They are helping to change the narrative about what has been a male dominated wine world, and as Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox sing, sisters are doing it for themselves!
The two Marys are at Rosie’s winery and tasting room, in what we like to say is the vortex of winemaking in Northern California’s Livermore Valley Wine Community, as she’s surrounded by other wineries, a brewery and a distillery. Rosie has perhaps the most unique label art we’ve seen and it’s very personal. Rosie also honors powerful, impactful women in a special way in her cellar.
Grab a glass and join us for a great chat!
Wines tasted in this episode:
Rosa Fierro Cellars 2021 Delicada Rosé of Grenache, Fong Vineyard, Livermore Valley
Rosa Fierro Cellars NV Quatro Red Blend, California (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Cabernet Franc)
Visit Rosa Fierro Cellars: 2245 S. Vasco Road, Suite A, Livermore, CA
Special thanks to the Livermore Valley Wine Community.
Rosie’s wine tank photos: