Who knew three little words could fuel one of the fastest-growing event series in the country?
Elaine is a brilliant accessorizer and serial entrepreneur who thrives on creating brands, building businesses and helping nonprofits thrive. A native Oklahoman, she paid for her Economics degree at Tufts University by running a successful student apartment rental business. While pursuing post-college real estate projects in San Francisco, she met and married a promising young vintner, which refocused her enterprising spirit on building the fledgling Honig wine brand. Over the next 21 years, she marketed, branded, and pounded the pavement growing the winery from a garage into a nationally recognized and respected Napa Valley brand.
Elaine developed Wine Women & Shoes as a local community fundraiser that would double as a marketing opportunity for Napa Valley wines—a total win-win, whose formula proved (and continues to prove) irresistible. Today, Elaine is an expert in the fine art of wine & shoe pairing (a.k.a. SHOEMMELIER), as well as an active participant in her Napa Valley community. She has served on the boards of several Napa Valley agricultural and land trusts, is currently on the board of the di Rosa art center, and has been honored as an Outstanding Woman in Agriculture. She and her loveable dog Houdini make their home in St. Helena.
Wine + Women + Shoes = ? A: The Perfect Fit!
Wine Women & Shoes has exploded across North America in the last decade, producing more than 300 fabulous fashion events that have helped net an impressive $40 million for our nonprofit partners.
WW&S events are fun, festive, and full of feminine soul—community celebrations that bring women together around fine wine, great style, and causes that matter!
Now in its tenth year, the WW&S® team has produced over 175 events, which have helped net an astounding $30 million for various women’s and family-related causes.Thank you for making a positive difference in the world. We are a non-profit also based in Wine Country, with the same goal of changing lives for the better.
To learn more about vintner partners, sponsors and charity recipients, visit Wine Women & Shoes.