Let’s start at the beginning….
Once upon a time, a young woman was living her dream with her beautiful family. She had finally achieved running her very own small winery after earning two science degrees and working in the California wine industry with one of the world’s best winemakers.
Little did she know, all the science and cellar experience in the world would not help her run her boutique winery. As the years went by, her dream turned into a nightmare as she continually struggled with the financial obligations that slowly eroded her dream.
She felt she had FAILED herself and the wonderful people who had faith in her passion which had started as a wildfire and dwindled into smoldering angry coals. This young woman had invested too much emotionally, physically, and financially. She was stubborn and refused to see the plain writing on the wall.
Then God gave her a SMACKDOWN. Brain cancer. A young woman who was always on the move finally had to stand still. She wondered what she should do with all this free time on her hands, then she remembered the wall. She went back and read what the wall had to say, “Young woman, you are killing yourself, close the winery and spend more time with your family. XOXO God.” She did just that.
A couple of years passed, she kept collecting wine equipment for some unknown reason, after all she had vowed to never, ever make wine again. Never ever to witness her seemingly inextinguishable passion dwindle. Then, one day an angel came down and told her, “You are meant to make wine, this is your calling, start again, take what you learned from your last journey and try again.” She did just that.
The once young woman, now humbler and savvier, sent a mailing out to her fans and asked them to support her new passion. They did just that.