Heard It through the Grapevine at BHWF

By Kathy Hull

Who does not love wine, women and song?  On December 1, the Beacon Hill Women’s Forum (BHWF) will present “Women and Wine,” featuring Nancy Parker Wilson of Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Ms. Wilson, who splits her time between Boston and Portsmouth, started the business with her husband and parents in 1992 on their 72-acre, antique farm, Greenvale. She serves as general manager and oversees the day-to-day operations of the vineyard, which produces 3500 cases of estate-grown wine each year. Along with a slide show of beautiful images of historic Greenvale, Nancy will speak about the advent and development of the vineyard, including the exciting challenges of balancing motherhood and family life with her vintner responsibilities. A 1981 graduate of Wesleyan University, Ms. Wilson has led a multifaceted career here in Boston and is currently on the boards of local preservation groups, libraries, museums, and business promotion organizations in both Boston and Newport, in addition to running her business.

The event takes place at the Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, and reservations are required.  Doors open at 6 pm for conversation, cash bar, and hors d’oeuvres; the talk begins promptly at 7 pm. A local Beacon Hill psychic will be available during the cocktail hour for free consultations. For information about membership, fees, and future events, go to www.beaconhillwomensforum.com.  BHWF is a non-profit social organization founded in 2013 to bring together women living in Beacon Hill and surrounding neighborhoods to forge new friendships and to “connect, inspire, and enjoy.” All are welcome; a one-time guest pass is available online for $40. Membership fees are reduced for those who are under 30.

While this event will not feature a tasting of the wines produced at Greenvale Vineyards, BHWF is planning a “Trip and Sip” visit to its tasting room and environs in spring 2016.

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