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Women wine pioneers embark on new journeys in Walla Walla, Washington


WALLA WALLA, Wash., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When Mary Tuuri Derby and Dawn Kammer embarked on their winemaking journey in 2006 their goals were clear; capture their colorful personalities and roller-coaster life experiences in a bottle proving that great wines don't need to have a high price or 90+ point ratings to be distinctive, unpretentious and great.


Trailblazing, not fad-following

Over the past 6 years, DaMa Wines ( has grown leaps and bounds in their success and it keeps getting better. DaMa Wines has within the last year partnered with Artifex Wine Company a world-class winemaking service catering to clients producing premium wines in the heart of Washington wine country.  This women winemaking duo has added seasoned, business savvy female powerhouse in Judith Shulman to "DaMaNate" Walla Walla wine. Judith, a strong supporter of women in business, holds the 2002 Nellie Cashman Business Owner of the Year Award and sits on several boards including Shakespeare Walla Walla and Northwest Learning and Achievement.

All of their growth has culminated with a partnership in Walla Walla's Golden Ridge Vineyard as well as a new tasting room located at 51 E Main St, Walla Walla. It is through relationships in and around the wine community that have helped DaMa grow and succeed. "We're still amazed by the continued support we receive from the local community, our "DaMaNation wine club" and especially from other winemakers", says Mary Tuuri Derby.

Vintage Hollywood takes over Walla Walla during Fall Release

To celebrate DaMa milestones, during Fall Release weekend Saturday November 3rd 2012 DaMa Wines hosts a throwback to old Hollywood with a themed release party at their new location. This red carpet style event is sure to have the paparazzi and spotlights flashing as you walk down the runway. Come join the women of DaMa Wines as images of vintage Hollywood and wine flash upon the silver screen. Make your reservations by contacting 509.525.2299 or socialize with DaMa Wines online at

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Jeff Wright – Public Relations Director

AMI Advertising Agency