Tiquette Bramlett nominated for Wine Star Award’s Social Visionary of the Year

The president of Compris Vineyard continues to push for change in the wine industry

Tiquette Bramlett stands against a wooden wall with a staircase running up it.

Tiquette Bramlett earned one of five nominations for this category.

Photo by Foundry 503

The 23rd edition of Wine Enthusiast’s annual Wine Star Awards has a notably local terroir; Tiquette Bramlett, the first Black woman hired to oversee a winery in the US, has been nominated for Social Visionary of the Year.

In 2020, she founded Our Legacy Harvested, an organization that promotes diversity and inclusivity in Oregon’s wine industry by educating, advancing, and empowering the BIPOC community. Its inaugural internship program connected participants to roles at two Willamette Valley wineries, while providing them with scholarships to cover basic needs and a safe + supportive community network.

Winners will be announced in the magazine’s Best of Year issue and celebrated at a black-tie gala in January 2023.

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