So you want to start a vineyard, eh?

Even after our thoughts started to centre around vineyard as our retirement dream, all sorts of other confusing choices start to surface. Things like Location, size, “build or buy”, affordability all start to play into the mix. We started with location. This was the easiest decision, and was heavily influenced by Liz and John Lawrence who had already moved to the Naramata Bench in the...
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The Dream and the Reality

We often get asked what on earth made us decide to go off and start up a vineyard in retirement. I don’t really know how to answer this question. I suppose the first thoughts started to percolate after we visited our friends Brian and Lindy Heyman at their vineyard in Franschoek in the Cape Province of South Africa, but this would have been some time in the nineties. It was barely more than a...
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