DUNDEE, Oregon – May 7, 2019 – Argyle Winery is happy to announce that it will serve as the exclusive wine partner of two screenings of the award-winning documentary, A Fine Line. Directed by filmmaker Joanna James, A Fine Line chronicles the challenges faced by female chefs in the male-dominated culinary industry. The screenings will pay tribute to the accomplishments of women heroes changing the world through food. The screenings will take place on May 21 at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg and on May 22 at The Nightwood in Portland. The first screening will honor Deborah Chatelard, owner/chef of Bistro Maison, and the second screening will honor Katy Millard, owner/chef of Coquine, for their contributions to the hospitality industry, while recognizing the incredible culinary talent of top chefs in both the Willamette Valley and Portland.
The timely documentary explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, while addressing important issues about equality in the culinary field, and beyond. In addition to screening A Fine Line, the events will include mouthwatering food and wine receptions with food from Owner/Chef Deborah Chatelard (Bistro Maison) and Owner Amanda Cannon Winquist (Normandie) on May 21 and Owner/Chef Katy Millard (Coquine), Executive Chef Sara Schneider (The Nightwood), Chef Naoko Tamura (Shizuku), Chef Bonnie Morales (Kachka), Chef Sarah Woods (Canopy), Chef Althea Grey Potter (Oui! Wine Bar and The Southeastern Wine Collective), Isabelle Kitchen (Besaw’s), Johanna Wares (Smallwares), Sarah Marshall (Sarah’s Haute Sauce), Sara Wood (Canopy by Hilton), Chef Fatou Ouattara (Akadi), and Jennifer Pereau (Tynymoreso Rawdacious Desserts) on May 22. There will also be inspiring panel discussions featuring Argyle Assistant Winemaker Ksenija Kostic House and prominent women chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, winemakers and food activists. As the exclusive wine partner of the screenings, Argyle will be pouring its wines during both receptions.
“A Fine Line is an important film that grapples with themes at the heart of national conversations right now, including workplace harassment, equal pay, paid parental leave, and gender equity in relation to career advancement,” said Ksenija. “As a company committed to equality and social equity, we are honored to help bring awareness to these issues, and felt that this topic was so important that we wanted to bring the screenings both to Portland and the Willamette Valley. Our hope is that these screenings will facilitate meaningful conversations about gender diversity and women leadership within the workplace, while also sparking real change.” To drive this change, Joanna James has launched MAPP, the film’s impact campaign designed to champion mentorships, affordable and accessible childcare and paid parental leave, with the overall goal of increasing women in culinary and hospitality leadership.
Visit www.afinelinemovie.com to view the movie trailer, and to learn more about the MAPP initiative. For screening updates, you can also follow @afinelinemovie on social media. Tickets to the screenings are available at Eventbrite.com.
About Argyle Winery
Argyle Winery has been creating wines in the Willamette Valley since 1987. What began as a conviction to grow world-class sparkling wine has grown to include an acclaimed portfolio of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. Argyle farms more than 400 acres of estate vineyards in the Willamette Valley, and welcomes guests daily at the Argyle Tasting House, located in the same downtown Dundee space they’ve called home since the beginning. To learn more, visit Argylewinery.com.