How to Make it in the Wine Biz

Northwest Wine Tales of Courage, Risk, and Passion

Admit it. You’ve fantasized about the wine business: Live on a vineyard, buy a winery, spend your days barrel tasting and watching grapes grow. Others share this dream. According to Wines & Wines magazine, the total number of wineries in the North American wine industry continues to grow, reaching 8,391 in 2013. Do you have what it takes to reinvent your life? We asked five successful winemakersfrom garagistes to vigneronsto share their very different paths into the business, and what led them to make the life-altering decision to pursue their dreams.


Sip Northwest | Summer 2014

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