MAENAD WINE CO.

WINE AND WOMEN, UNTAMED

MAENAD WINE CO.

WINE AND WOMEN, UNTAMED

THE VISION

The Maenads were female followers of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, and were known to partake in drinking wine and breaking into ecstatic dance as part of their rituals. Turns out our winemaker has been following elements of the Maenad lifestyle without even realizing it had roots in the distant past. We obviously aren’t living in the 3rd century BC and there aren’t a lot of “followers” of Dionysus among us these days, but what we do take away from the Maenads is a lifestyle that celebrates wine and women everywhere.

THE VISION

THE VISION

The Maenads were female followers of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, and were known to partake in some wine and break into ecstatic dance as part of their rituals. Turns out our winemaker has been following parts of the Maenad lifestyle realizing it had roots in distant past. We obviously aren’t living in the 3rd century BC and there aren’t a lot of “followers” of Dionysus among us these days. What we do take away from the Maenads is a lifestyle that celebrates women and wine, and a celebration of all women everywhere.

The Maenads were female followers of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, and were known to partake in drinking wine and breaking into ecstatic dance as part of their rituals. Turns out our winemaker has been following elements of the Maenad lifestyle without even realizing it had roots in the distant past. We obviously aren’t living in the 3rd century BC and there aren’t a lot of “followers” of Dionysus among us these days, but what we do take away from the Maenads is a lifestyle that celebrates wine and women everywhere.

THE MAKER

Winemaker Yvonne Irvine co-owns Maenad Wine Co. with her husband Rob Wallace. The project was born out of a desire to create a brand with integrity while producing honest, well made, and unique wines crafted on their own terms, embracing women and wine just as they are, unfined and unfiltered. Yvonne brings 14 years of winemaking experience and knowledge along with a zeal for perfectionism to a brand that is a true reflection of her spirit and personality.

Yvonne has been following the Maenad playbook all along, without even realizing it. After stumbling across the history of these fierce, wild, wine drinking women one night, the notion of creating not just a brand or a winery, but a lifestyle, began to take shape. Her wines will reflect both the spirit of the Maenads and her determination to create fun, intricate, and passionate beverages to be enjoyed with laughter and exuberance. 

THE MAKER

Winemaker Yvonne Irvine co-owns Maenad Wine Co. with her husband Rob Wallace. The project was born out of a desire to create a brand with integrity while producing honest, well made, and unique wines crafted on their own terms, embracing women and wine just as they are, unfined and unfiltered.  Yvonne brings 14 years of winemaking experience and knowledge along with a zeal for perfectionism to a brand that is a true reflection of her spirit and personality.

Yvonne has been following the Maenad playbook all along, without even realizing it. After stumbling across the history of these fierce, wild, wine drinking women one night, the notion of creating not just a brand or a winery, but a lifestyle, began to take shape. Her wines will reflect both the spirit of the Maenads and her determination to create fun, intricate, and passionate beverages to be enjoyed with laughter and exuberance. 

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