Check Out Cru Podcast


Cru Podcast is a weekly podcast released by Chappy Cottrell and is an in depth look at the people behind the scenes in the industry.  Jennifer was honored to meet with him in early December to discuss the history and philosophy of Raft Wines and her community involvement.

Raft Wines Featured on Women Owned Wineries


A new organization, their site catalogues woman-owned wineries of Sonoma County, California. Click, scroll, and explore the wide range of creations listed here. Women business owners are statistically more likely than men to face challenges in business endeavors. (Here’s why.) By putting your dollars toward their projects, you are  helping to level an unbalanced playing field. Raft...

Mention in Jon Bonné article “What Does the Future of California Wine Look Like?”


Jon Bonné‘s  book, The New California Wine, released in 2013, brought to life a narrative of the new, young, and innovative winemakers of the next generation. This article addresses the current state of the industry, just four short years, but many changes later. Raft Wines is honored to get a mention among personal winemaking heroes, past employers, and...

End Of Summer Reads For Labor Day Weekend featuring a recommendation from Jennifer on


Need a book that can take you through the long weekend and amp up your career? Well when panelists and attendees of the recent career-focused event School of Hustle were asked their fave books on business, they supplied a full list of amazing finds. Jennifer Reichardt, winemaker for Raft Wines, answered! Click on the link to find out her...

Jennifer Reichardt Receives Women of the Vine and Spirits Leadership Development Scholarship


Women of the Vine & Spirits™, the world’s leading organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the alcohol beverage industry, launched the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation earlier this year and has awarded its first scholarship recipients for 2017. Raft Wines winemaker, Jennifer, was awarded the scholarship for Leadership Development. With...

Raft Wines is headed to the School of Hustle!


On Monday, August 14, the wonderful folks of Hedley & Bennett Aprons are hosting the School of Hustle with Instagram for Business. This one day conference is a hands on, energetic, crash course look into the world of an entrepreneur and small business owners. Jennifer, winemaker for Raft Wines, was chosen to be one of the 200 attendees...

Raft Wines on Wine Wednesday with Ziggy the Wine Gal


Ziggy Eschliman, known to most simply as The Wine Gal or The Contessa of Cocktails, is among America’s most enthusiastic, authoritative and entertaining libation experts. On her weekly Wine Wednesday program on KRSH 95.9 in Sonoma County, she hosts winemakers and spirit crafters from around the world, to sip, swirl, and discover! Jennifer, winemaker of Raft Wines,...

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