Elaine Honig’s Perfect Platform: Wine Women & Shoes
After over two decades in the wine business at Honig Vineyard & Winery, Elaine Honig has found her perfect fit as Founder, President and Top Shoemmelier of Wine Women & Shoes. Wine Women & Shoes started 10 years ago an out of the box idea and has since turned into a shoe sensation. Over the past decade, the Wine Women & Shoes team has produced over 175 events, and have raised over $20 million for various women’s and family-related causes. Proving Elaine’s wine events don’t just have heart they have sole!
In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani sits down with Elaine Honig at Round Pond Estate in the Napa Valley. Elaine shares her story of how she got started, her goals for the next ten years and how you can get involved. Find out why Wine Women & Shoes isn’t just another wine event it’s a sisterhood. Watch this wine video and learn why wine and shoe pairing is the next step for fashion forward wine lovers and discover 3 Incredible Ways You Can Become a “Shoe”mmelier.
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July 26, 2014
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September 28, 2014
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Elaine Honig Bio
Elaine is an entrepreneur-at-heart who thrives on creating brands, building businesses and helping nonprofits raise money and awareness. A native Oklahoman with an Economics degree from Tufts University, she put herself through college renting apartments to fellow students, doing all the repairs and basic remodeling herself. After college, she headed to San Francisco to pursue a real estate project. While she was there, she met and married Michael Honig, and left real estate to help him grow the fledgling Honig Wine brand. For 21 years, she marketed, branded, communicated and sold Honig Wine, helping it to grow from garage roots to a highly-regarded, nationally recognized Napa Valley brand. Elaine dreamt up Wine Women & Shoes as a fundraiser for a Napa Valley non-profit agency and a marketing opportunity for Honig wines (a marvelous win-win). The formula proved irresistible: One event quickly turned into ten, and Elaine devoted herself wholeheartedly to the feel-good, do-good mission of WW&S.
In addition to her business interests, Elaine is also actively involved in the Napa community. She has served on the Boards of the Napa County Farm Bureau and Napa County Sierra Club, and the Board of Trustees of the Napa County Land Trust, most recently as Chairman of the Board. In 2013, she chaired the e-Auction for the world-renowned Napa Valley Wine Auction. She has been honored for her professional and community contributions, including receiving the Common Threads Award for Outstanding Women in Agriculture. Today, she makes her home in St. Helena with her adorable and much-loved dog, Houdini.