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Break Down Barriers
Half sisters Andréa, who grew up in New Zealand, and Robin McBride, in New York City, met for the first time in 1999, after their father's passing, and bonded over a common passion.

"We both grew up in wine regions," says Robin. Says Andréa: "We geeked out over wine so often, we knew it was more than an interest." In 2010, they founded Eco.Love; Truvée debuted in January. Sisterly squabbles aren't an issue, but they've faced other challenges: Only about 10 percent of California winemakers are women; fewer are people of color. "We've been mistaken for assistants," Andréa says. "We don't take it personally. Our wine does the talking."