Making Wine is a highly capital intensive business. It involves long-term strategic planning, significant technical skills, painstaking quality control, and a huge amount of collaboration and motivation — and then you can still fail. This is enough to make sensible people run from it. However, some of the world’s best wines come from small family vineyards and wineries where they combine all these attributes and keep the whole thing running because they love the lifestyle with a passion not found in the corporate world.
This is the story of how Dawn and Bill Williamson turned their dream of a wine country lifestyle into a passionate reality. But more than that, it’s an insight into the decision process they used to achieve their goals. In retrospect, the only change they would make is to have started earlier so they could enjoy more of the journey.