Jan 12, 2023
Angelica O'Reilly is the Owner of Distaff Wine Co. in Newberg, Oregon. Angelica and her daughters felt dictated about how and why people should enjoy certain wines. They noticed that the industry focused less on creating a conversation and learning and more on rigid rules and tradition. This led to them creating Distaff to make unique, fun wines, share their stories, and hear what loyal customers have to say.
In the wine industry, women typically do not get much credit for what they do. This was what Angelica O'Reilly and her daughters realized, which made them want to start Distaff Wine Co.
Distaff, which means “women’s work,” aims to showcase the talent and diligence of women winemakers. Through the power of family ties and hard work, Angelica and her four daughters are bringing unique, hard-to-find varietals to the public.
In this episode of the Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Thomas Hendricks and Bianca Harmon are joined by Angelica O'Reilly, the Owner of Distaff Wine Co. Angelica talks about how her family started the business, the inspiration behind their brand, and the impact it has brought to the industry over the years.