Owner/Winemaker, Raft Wines, Sonoma County, CA
COO, Sonoma County Poultry/Liberty Ducks, Petaluma, CA
Like a duck to water
Reichardt, who hails from a family of duck farmers, was raised in an environment that emphasized the connection between food, wine and community. When she launched small-production Raft Wines in 2016, she made sure to maintain those values. Using organically farmed grapes from across California, she handles every step herself, then leans on family, friends and local venues to get her products out into the world. Reichardt was also quick to get involved with efforts to rebuild after the California wine country fires of 2017 and remains vocal about the past and present challenges that confront women in wine.