Judy Jordan, Founder and President of J Vineyards & Winery, has been named a “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in the North Bay.” The award is given by Bay Area nonprofit Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment and recognizes women business owners in the Bay Area who:
- Have been successful despite the barriers that exist for women business owners
- Exemplify how business ownership and leadership is beneficial for women
- Have a positive impact on the local community or the community at large
- Advance their business through innovation
The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes these women entrepreneurs and their businesses for their leadership and positive contributions to their communities. Jordan will be recognized at the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, November 15th at the Mill Valley Community Center in Mill Valley.Approximately 600 businesses were nominated for the award throughout the Bay Area and more than 42 women will be honored with the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in regions throughout the Bay Area. For more information and a complete list of winners, go to www.womensinitiative.org.
About Women’s InitiativeFor more than 22 years, Women’s Initiative for Self Employment has been providing low-income, high potential women with the business training, funding and ongoing support to start their own business and becoming financially independent. The women who go through the training significantly increase their income and assets while launching businesses, creating jobs and stimulating the local economy.
About J Vineyards & WineryFounded in 1986 by Judy Jordan, J Vineyards & Winery is an independently-owned Sonoma County winery. The Winery is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.
J Vineyards & Winery focuses on non-vintage Brut, Vintage Brut, and Brut Rosé sparkling wines, as well as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris Estate varietal wines, all crafted from grapes farmed primarily within Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley appellation.