When it comes to their wineries, many Colorado women are directly involved in running their businesses. But out of 74 wineries in the state, an elite handful of nine wineries have women as their winemakers.
Under the headline, "Uncorking Success: More Women Find No Glass Ceiling in the Wine Cellar," Rocky Mountain News Reporter Roger Fillion writes:
"As director of production and distribution at Denver-based Dazbog Coffee Co., Michelle Cleveland felt utterly unfulfilled."
"There was no room to advance up the ranks of the family-run Dazbog. It was time for Cleveland to make a big change. So she turned to an area she loved: wine."
"Cleveland already had flirted with the idea of becoming a winemaker. And she knew local winemaker Bill Donahue, owner of Evergreen's Creekside Cellars."
"I told Bill I was going to quit my job some day," Cleveland, 41, said."
"Eventually she did just that, saying farewell to Dazbog in 2005. She took a job as a "cellar rat" at Creekside, receiving pay in the form of wine."
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