Tiquette Bramlett, President of Vidon Vineyard in Newberg, was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 Under 40 today, an outstanding achievement for anyone in the industry! Wine Enthusiast‘s 40 Under 40 Tastemakers list recognizes winemakers, brewers, beverage directors, grape growers, and other movers and shakers who are changing today’s beverage industry. Fittingly, today is also National Pinot Noir Day.
In March, Tiquette was appointed president of Vidon, making her the first Black woman appointed to oversee a winery in the United States. Bramlett also founded a nonprofit, Our Legacy Harvested, with the goal of promoting diversity and inclusivity in Oregon’s wine industry. Our Legacy Harvested works with members of the BIPOC community at any career level to advance their knowledge and expertise in the wine community and is launching a first-of-its-kind internship program.
To mark the accomplishment, Vidon Vineyard and Bramlett are celebrating by helping others. For 40 days, they are asking people to donate $40 dollars toward an Our Legacy Harvested internship. The first internship will begin in Spring 2022 and lasts four months. The full cost for one internship is $10,000 and includes mentorship and coaching, lodging, transportation, as well as the ability to work in a desired field of the wine business like the tasting room, vineyard or production. The goal is to have 250 people donate $40 to grant Our Legacy Harvested’s inaugural internship.