To celebrate International Women’s Day, we sat down with Caren Hatton, Arietta’s Co-Proprietor for a special Q&A on her favorite Arietta moments, who inspires her, and her words of wisdom to the next generation!
1. What’s your favorite thing about your role at Arietta?
“I love meeting new people who are interested in wine and food at any level and sharing our Arietta stories with them.”
2. What advice do you have for young women today?
“Get to know yourself and what makes you happy, honor your friendships, take responsible risks and follow your dreams.”
3. Who are your role models? Who inspires you?
“My grandmother is still to this day a role model for me. She was elegant, worked hard and loved her family. I find anyone who lives their life to its fullest inspirational.”
4. Are there any assumptions about women in the wine industry that you’d like to change?
“I think the wine industry does a good job of honoring women, especially in a winemaking role. I would like to see more female CEOs.”
5. Can you recall one of your most favorite/silly Arietta memories?
“Early on when Arietta was being made by John Kongsgaard at Luna, we had come to Napa from SF for harvest. Someone drove up to the winery with a piano on the back of a pick up truck so Fritz could serenade the grapes. An impromptu concert commenced and fun was had by all! I wish I had a picture. It was hilarious!”
6. What’s your favorite thing about living in Napa?
“Living here its sometimes hard to remember how beautiful it is in every season. I also love the dedication, drive and passion of the people in the wine industry, carrying on a tradition that has been in the valley since the 19th century.”
7. What musician – dead or alive – would you love to have a glass of wine with?
“Lin Manuel Miranda”
8. What song do you shamelessly belt in the shower/when no one’s around?
“I’m not much of singer in the shower because I can’t remember lyrics but if I could remember lyrics better I would probably sing show tunes. I do secretly want to learn to play guitar which would involve singing folk music or classic rock.”
Join us in raising a glass to the storng women from all around the world!