A feminist, worker-owned wine importer & wholesaler.
We believe that everyone should be able to participate in an economy where we invest passionately and harvest collectively. RedHen’s “Plowshare-holder” investors share our belief that building wealth should also build community, ecology and culture. During the fall of 2018, 60 new investors joined RedHen Collective through our Direct Public Offering. In the spring of 2019, we will be launching an equity investment round. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an investor, please contact us here.
We are unique in that we pay farmers first, share equity with employees, and are propelled by regenerative impact investments of every size.
RedHen featured in Forbes Magazine: “The New Way To Invest In Wine: Pay Farmers First, And Prioritize Inclusion” by Cathy Huyghe
RedHen named a top wine destination for 2019 by the Oregonian.
Thanks to E&R Wine Shop in Portland, OR for the excellent piece trumpeting the beginnings of RedHen Collective.
Locavesting mentions RedHen in an article on the coop incubator, Start.coop.
The Vinguard interviewed RedHen Founder, Molly Madden, for WineFare 2019.
Forbes named RedHen’s prioritization of farmers and inclusion a Top Wine Theme for the Year.
“Yes, it’s a disruptive business model. But, knowing Molly Madden even a little, you also get the sense that what she’s building today is a perfectly organic, natural evolution of what’s come before.”
- Cathy Huyghe, Forbes
“Our message is one of great support for RedHen, its people, vision, ethics, work and efforts. RedHen has our full confidence in their ability and future, and we look forward to following their progress and to working with them.”
- Ed Paladino, E&R Wines
“As a woman in business myself, I am thrilled to have an opportunity to support a like-minded entrepreneur who has rolled passion, belief in equity plus sustainability, into an industry model that should be a template for the wine industry of the future. I consider it an ethical and ecological investment in what viticulture, wine production, and distribution – from farm to table -- must be.
- Pat Sardell, RedHen Investor and Retail Business Owner
"Stephanie [Sprinkle] is an uncommon talent, possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of winemakers and wine regions as well as a rare tasting expertise and photography skill. Her collaboration with Molly Madden is an exciting step towards RedHen's goal of shaking up the wine industry."
- Peter Liem, James Beard Award Winning Wine Journalist
“I’m harvesting collectively with Red Hen because farmers need the resources to grow the high quality grapes that make your lovely wines. By flipping the traditional paradigm, Red Hen helps the farmer to get paid, which means they can afford to farm to higher standards, resulting in a better bottle of wine.”
- Debby Zygielbaum, Vineyard Consultant and Farmer
"I chose to invest in RedHen because I believe in Molly Madden - she's the real deal. Her leadership, experience & passion for a new economy inspire me and my work with other cooperatives"
- Stephen Rye Switzer, RedHen Investor and Accountant at Rye Financial