Walk through rows of grapevines,
barrel taste your latest vintage, gather around the harvest
table- these are the things vineyard dreams are made of. Here
are five couples who made such dreams reality.
There may be no more intoxicating dream than that of chucking the
9-to-5 lifestyle to start your own winery - growing the grapes,
making the wine, and leaving your mark on the world with the drink
of love and joy. But is the dream feasible? Is it possible to turn
a passion for wine into a self-sustaining family-run business? And
is it possible to sustain a marriage at the same time?
The five couples profiled here took the plunge, abandoned their
corporate jobs, and built new wineries and lives together. There
was no blueprint. They came to their new careers with wildly
differing backgrounds and goals. They followed few rules, other
than the rule that the winery be profitable enough to support them.
And they each succeeded on their own terms, occasionally stumbling
but ultimately winning accolades from consumers and critics for
handcrafted wines that express both the makers' personalities and
that of the land.
Spicewood Vineyards Texas
Hill Country, Texas