We have been asked to document our lessons learned. Hopefully our posts will guide others in making better decisions and avoiding the pitfalls of others. The last 15 years of developing a vineyard and winery has been chocked full of unimaginable experiences. As a family, we've learned a lot about ourselves and the resolve of our character. You gotta have passion! You'll need it to motivate you through every day's good and bad. Like anything else in life, your mistakes will be expenses lessons. Oh yeah, a heavy dose of humor comes in handy from time to time. Just remember, it takes a family to build & operate a farm. It's not a task, it's a process. You pay into the process to reap the rewards of patience, wisdom and success - however you decide to measure it.