I started this business with an interest in wine and a bit of desperation after the tragedy of September 11 when the travel industry tanked. It wasn’t easy to start from scratch, and there were times that people tried to discourage me from taking the risk, but I forged on. There were difficult years for sure, but the industry welcomed me and I found friends at the wineries and in the tourism community. It wasn’t until 2017 that someone encouraged me to apply as a woman owned business. I already considered myself one!
The paperwork was immense, but I finally succeeded! Now I am proud to say that my daughter-in-law, Nicole, has begun to work with me in this fantastic business. Together we are a strong force! We have a lot of fun in all that we do. And I am thankful for all of the support that we get from our wine tour friends.