Monthly Archives: September 2012

Part 11: Size Matters (Vineyard and Winery sizes matter, that is.)

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The year was 1986. The focus was now on financial projections and the determination of how much more additional cash would be needed. How soon could the project reach stability and generate profits. One of Rob’s friends, an astute attorney, … Continue reading

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Part 10: The First Planting

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Let’s do it. Just do it. Demonstrate with deeds, not just plans. We had committed ourselves to the project in 1980, purchased the farm in ’83, and had done a lot of studying. Now, 1985 was the time to get … Continue reading

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Part 9: Discovering the History of the Farm as well as its Soil

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Williamsburg has a special place in my heart. In 1961, as a graduating high-school student on an AFS-Rotary scholarship program, I was taught during that senior year in Upstate New York, on the edge of Lake Ontario, that English America … Continue reading

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Part 8: Did We Have Credentials in the Wine Industry?

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The wine industry has been around for several thousand years. The Romans introduced and planted vines in Bordeaux, in Burgundy, on the banks of the Rhine, and the Mosel, the Danube. In Burgundy, the Corton Charlemagne, one of the most … Continue reading

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