Women & Wine on Wednesdays was created by Linda Brewster Meffert in early 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a way for women to improve lifestyle balance by re-connecting with friends, making new acquaintances, and being open to develop new ideas and relationships.

Christy Hackenberg and Gaby Tillero created the branding for the concept, after mutual friend, Sandra Lombana introduced them to Linda Meffert. The four women founded the New Orleans location in 2005.

Over the years, many women in many cities have come to enjoy this same opportunity made available by the expansion of Women & Wine on Wednesdays into cities around the country.

Please click here if you’d like more information about how to start a Women & Wine on Wednesdays in your town.

For more information on joining an existing Women & Wine on Wednesdays, click here for a current listing of available cities.

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About Your Founders

     Teri Gouldner grew up in many places.  Her dad drove a truck for an oil company and the family moved quite often.  She eventually ended up in Cleveland, Ohio by the 9th grade where she met and married her high school sweetheart in 1978.  Her husband joined the Army and they traveled the world for the next 16 years.  She worked for the Government Accounting Office for 14 of those years.  She has two children and 3 grandchildren.  She moved to Austin, Texas in 2003 after traveling with her husband in an RV for almost 3 years.  She decided to go back to school and learn about natural health.  She became a Certified Natural Health Professional CNHP and for the last 5 years has been educating others on how your body communicates the healing code to the immune system.  www.PureRedox.com  She loves to meet new people and has a passion for helping others.  She prides herself on being a “connector of people”.    Knowing what others need and having the resources to connect them, brings her joy.  That’s exactly why she wanted to be a part of this group.  She loves spending time with her family and entertaining on their boat or in their pool while having a nice glass of wine…of course.  


     Brenda Bailey grew up in San Antonio, TX and moved back to the area 7 years ago after a 25 year absence. For 17 years, Brenda traveled across the U.S. with her sales company. When she moved to San Antonio, she dissolved her million dollar business and became a Certified Belief Integration Specialist. In her business, Unlimited Possibilities 101 www.UnlimitedPossibilities101.com  She conducts individual sessions, classes, consultations, and facilitation programs. Brenda loves helping clients and companies overcome obstacles and move forward in their lives/businesses with grace and ease. With offices in Austin, as well as, San Antonio, Brenda has opportunities to network in both cities. That’s what inspired her to invite friends from Austin to San Antonio for the Women & Wine on Wednesday. Several came to network, wanted to start a group in Austin, and well the rest is history.

 Original Founding Members

Diane Kobrynowicz
Austin Sponsorships


Jean Marie Peak
Austin Venue Hosts