Would that a Women’s History Month not be needed to highlight the fundamental, vast, and profound impact of women in civilization and society. But, achievements, advancements, innovations, contributions, and successes of women continue to be underplayed and, sometimes, ignored. So, in March – Women’s History Month – we take the time to voice the often-unsung acclaim, applaud the accomplishments, works, and deeds of those who’ve come before and those who merit current esteem.
While wines, beers, and spirits made by women are found year-round on our menus, we are amplifying those selections during Women’s History Month with events featuring exclusively women-made beverages.
Sojourn Philly Events for March:
March 7th: Winemaker tasting – Dominio de Punctum
Join us to ring in Women’s History Month with a wine tasting featuring Spain’s renowned winemaker, Ruth Fernandez. This long-awaited event was originally scheduled for March 20th, 2020, but for obvious reasons had to be postponed… but the wait is over, and Ruth is finally able to head over the the States– and we are so excited to be able to feature her amazing wines in this tasting! From a bright and floral Blanc de Noirs Tempranillo, to her herbal and fruity vermouth, explore a wide range of Ruth’s offerings under her various wine labels, all accompanied by a plate of traditional Spanish tapas to be paired with the wines. Join us for either a 6pm seating or an 8.30pm seating– both of which are sure to sell out quickly. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind wine tasting to celebrate this excellent vintner’s contributions to the world of wine! Tickets are 60/pp and include food, drink, tax and gratuity!
March 14th: Women Winemakers + Heavy Metal Sausage
Continue the celebration of Women’s History Month with us as we drink our way through five wines from around the globe, all made by female winemakers. From a South African Sauvignon Blanc, to wines made from the grapes native to Hungary and the Republic of Georgia, we’ll taste delicious, complex wines from expert vintners. Led by Jet’s owner – archaeologist, nomad, and wine expert – Jill Weber, and accompanied by food pairings from Melissa Pellegrino of South Philly’s own James Beard Award Semifinalist Heavy Metal Sausage, this all-female wine tasting is the best way any wine lover (or anyone who enjoys delicious food & drink) can celebrate and appreciate the impact of women in the wine industry.
March 2nd: Cantine Barbera wine dinner
Meet the Winemaker: Marilena Barbera
Meet winemaker Marilena Barbera as she guides you through a tasting of four wines from Cantine Barbera’s vineyards in Menfi, Sicily. These amazing wines will be paired with plates created by our Culinary Director, Lucio Palazzo.
Learn about winemaking and pairing with an exciting, independent winemaker
The event takes place in our intimate mezzanine dining room, where Marilena will guide you through her wines as you enjoy the bespoke food pairings. Enjoy a unique fusion of flavors from Italy and the American South with dishes like allspice-braised oxtail gnocchi and monkfish & country ham saltimbocca designed to accompany the expressive wines driven by the personality of the Menfi terroir and Barbera’s low-intervention winemaking. The pairing dinner is $75 per guest and includes four courses of wine and food. Additionally, all wine will be available a la carte by the glass and bottle–including to take home!
March 8th: International Women’s Day Happy Hour
Sor Ynez is having a Happy Hour! We are featuring Yola Mezcal and Love City Brewing. Have them seperately or try them packaged as a Citywide for Sisterly Love (iykyk – but if you don’t it’s a beer and a shot)! PAYG
Sisterly Love Collective Events
Women’s Way Wednesdays sponsored by Stratus Rooftop Lounge and Sisterly Love Collective
March 1st: Kickoff Cocktail Party
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Stratus Rooftop Lounge and Sisterly Love Collective present Women’s Way Wednesdays, a weekly pop-up celebrating various women-owned and operated culinary and beverage establishments in the Philadelphia region. Each Wednesday in March, from 5:30 to 8 pm, a different chef will present a thoughtfully curated menu of diverse, delicious cuisine complete with cocktails, brews, global wines, pastries, plus an interactive meet & greet with featured chefs.
100% of proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Women’s Way, Philadelphia’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of women, girls, and gender and racial equity.
Tickets for the well-anticipated Sisterly Love Collective Kickoff, held on 3/1, will be $75 all-inclusive and include two beverage tickets along with wine and beer tastings featuring beverages from woman owned or operated distilleries, breweries and wineries accompanied by live music by women musicians.
For the following Wednesdays, from 3/8 through 3/29, tickets will be priced at $35 and include an exquisite variety of one-of-a-kind bites, with one complimentary beverage ticket. Additional beverages can be purchased à la carte and a portion of proceeds contributing towards Women’s Way.