The Wine Industry
Every business has its obstacles; especially when you're dealing with Mother Nature.
Since 1977 Robert Foley has been making wine in California’s Napa valley. Now he is the vintner for a number of small wineries while also producing his own blends.
“It is a tough business, truth be spoken if you want to make a small fortune start with a large fortune.
This year winemakers in California are facing an extra challenge because of the long term drought. But so far Foley says the fruit being harvested looks promising mainly because they knew what to expect. Then the recent earthquake in Napa delivered another setback with damage to vineyards and wineries. But no matter how tough the business might get, wine makers know the customers will always be there.
“We are farmers, there’s a big fashion aura about the wine industry and that’s fine. People love wine they’re devoted to it and some of them go over the top for it. That’s great. For me that’s security in what I do.”
Because whether good times or bad, people will always want a drink.